|Title of the proposed project||Support for developing newly founded GALAG|
|Brief summary of the project idea||
Georgian Association of Local Action Groups (GALAG) which is founded by 8 LAG’s currently operating in Georgia, was officialy registered on the 1st of August, 2018. GALAG is a network that will be a conduit for information exchange and learning across the country and will act as an advocate for community-led local development with key state and non-state actors, also GALAG will concentrate on policy work, lobbying, developing relations on national and international level.LEADER networks are established all over the Europe, but in Georgia LEADER methodology was firstly introduced in 2015-2017 in 3 out of 59 municipalities of our country. Now implementation of the ENPARD programme covers 8muncipalities.
|Topics/ keywords of the project||Lobbying, advocacy, capacity building, developing relations, implementing projects|
|Initial position / background / local context of the proposed project / the starting situation or local context in which the projects is going to operate||
In Georgia there’s no such National Rural Network and then this kind of activities could be done by GALAG, which is relatively new in our country and it needs support from other EU countries and sharing their experience, how they started at the initial phase, how GALAG should start lobbying and advocacy planning activities, defend interests of LAG’s and rural stakeholders, etc.
|Proposed objectives / target group and activities||
|Country and /or kind of partner you are looking for (ALL EU in case the interest is on any EU country)||ALL EU|
|Languages spoken by the LAG staff||English, Russian|
|Contact name||Maka Gongadze, Tiko Chulukhadze|
|Tel.||+995 599 201555|