June, 2017

In June 2017, as part of the project “Development of Pilot Scheme for Monitoring Implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions”, the list of statistical data to be found by the areas of the cultural industries was identified.
The Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection sent an official letter requesting the relevant statistical data.
Two in-depth interviews were held with the representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia: namely, with the Deputy Minister Mr. LevanKharatishvili and Deputy Head of International Relations Department Mr. Vazha Shatberashvili.
The questions to be sent to various institutionswere prepared for the qualitative study. The information on various studies,the direct or indirect objective of which is culture was summarized.
The working meeting of the Tbilisi project group with the head of the subcontractor organization “Network of Centers for Civic Engagement”was held.At the meeting, the works to be carried out in the regions and the list of statistical data by areas were specified.
On June 26, an extended working meeting was held with representatives of the regions.
The agenda of the working meeting:
1. Introduction – the list of the materials collectedand actions carried out – Nino Gunia-Kuznetsova, Project Manager
2. Material collection process in regions – challenges and ways to overcome – Nino Zhvania, Head of the Network of Centers for Civic Engagement
3. Information about the materials collected in the regions at the current stage –the representatives of the Network of Centers for Civic Engagement: MziaTamarashvili (Akhaltsikhe), LikaImerlishvili (Telavi), KetiBibileishvili (Kutaisi), NatiaBzhalava (Zugdidi).
4. Information about the work carried out wasprovided by the working group members –KakhaDaushvili, Tamara Janashia, AnanoAsatiani, TamunaGurchiani.
5. On the statistical databasesavailableat the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection on the cultural institutions in the regions–Elina Gedenidze, the specialist of the Department of Culture Policy of the Ministry.
6. Discussion

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