May 28, 2021. Tsalka Municipality –The EU ENPARD program supported Tsalka LAG, in order to create new opportunities for the local population, has been organizing social events in Tsalka Municipality for second now, allowing local people to integrate and get information on various topics.
On May 28, the Tsalka LAG office hosted another social evening with the topic of citizenship and political participation, the main purpose of which was to inform young people about important and interesting topics such as active citizenship and mechanisms for political participation. During the meeting, the invited speaker, Giorgi Odoshashvili, spoke about the elections, the right to vote, active citizenship, the importance of political participation, democracy, and its challenges.
The local youth of Tsalka participated in the social evening.
Weekly social evenings organized by Tsalka LAG in Tsalka Municipality is made possible within the framework of the EU ENPARD supported project EMBRACE Tsalka, implemented by CENN.
The project “EMBRACE Tsalka” is implemented under the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) by the organization CENN, in partnership with the Georgian Farmers’ Association (GFA) and German partner organization – Institute for Rural Development Research (IfLS).
The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second and third phases of ENPARD focus on creating economic opportunities for rural populations that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge.