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10 April 2020. Tsalka Municipality, Kvemo Kartli Despite the challenges posed by the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Tsalka Local Action Group (LAG) is determined to achieve its goals and inform the residents of the Municipality about the recently launched EU-funded first grant competition on rural development.

In the period of 3-10 April, the Tsalka LAG visited 42  villages in the Municipality on EuroBus and remotely informed the local population on the opportunities of the EU-funded rural development grant competition. 

The EuroBus aimed to create equal conditions for the people living in Tsalka Municipality by ensuring the maximum information and involvement of locals in the grants competition in the given pandemic crisis.

The LAG announced the first EU-funded grants competition in Tsalka Municipality on 30 March. The competition aims at promoting economic diversification in the municipality and improving the well-being and socio-economic status of local communities by implementing projects relevant to the priorities of Tsalka Local Development Strategy (LDS).

The application deadline is: 20 April 2020, at 18:00. 

For detailed information on the Grants Competition and its terms please visit:

The project “EMBRACE Tsalka” is implemented under the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) by 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: