Training for representatives of City halls of Shida Kartli and Samtskhe-Javakheti Regions

On October 28-29, a two-day training was held in Borjomi as a part of the program "Enhancing the Capacity of Georgia in Preventing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation" organised by the Georgian Center for Strategy and Development (GCSD).

The event was intended for the representatives of the Shida Kartli and Samtskhe-Javakheti region's city halls. It was tailored to their needs, under which the specifics of the work of the state institutions were taken into account.

The speakers discussed the conceptual foundations of violent extremism, its driving factors, and approaches to countering it - the specifics of young people and Gender dynamics, the role of education and media, involvement of community leaders and families. The attention was drawn to planning and monitoring efforts to counter violent extremism.

Similar training has already been conducted in Kakheti region and GCSD plans to continue it for other regions of the country.

The program is funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway.