9-02-2017, 11:00
Plenary Session

On February 17th, at 13:00 o'clock, the Levan Mikeladze Foundation holds the Plenary session of the project "National Convention on the EU in Georgia". The meeting will take place in Hotel Radisson Blue Iveria (Conference Room 1).


The session will gather eminent speakers and scholars, who represent the Government, the civil society and the diplomatic corps. The meeting is intended to provide a platform to discuss the progress of the implementation of EU-Georgia Association Agreement in the field of Strategic Communication, DCFTA, Agriculture, Regional Development, Energy and Environment and the related policy documents drafted in the framework of the project. The participants will have the opportunity to engage in the discussion, pose questions and exchange the information.


The project is implemented in cooperation with SFPA and with financial assistance from SlovakAid and Europe Foundation.





13:00 – 13:15


Welcoming and Opening Remarks


Welcome Remarks:       

Mr. Archil Gegeshidze – Executive Director, LMF

H.E. Rudolf Michalka – Ambassador of the Republic of Slovakia to Georgia


Opening Remarks:         

                                Mr. Alexander Duleba -  Director, SFPA

Ms. Ekaterina Baramidze – Program Development Director, LMF


13:15 – 13:45


Presentation of the Progress of the Implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement


Topic: Overview of the implementation of EU-Georgia Association Agreement

Speaker: Viktor DolidzeState Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration


Topic: NATO Communication Strategy Document

Speaker: Giorgi Muchaidze - Executive Director, Atlantic Council of Georgia


Topic: Recommendations on DCFTA

Speaker: Mikheil Skhiereli - Country Program Manager, Good Governance Fund,  Policy and Management Consulting Group LLC.


Topic: Agriculture and Regional Development

Speaker: Levan Dadiani - Agriculture and Food Security Policy Program Manager, Oxfam Georgia


Topic: Progress of the Energy sector in Georgia

Speaker: Natalia Shatirishvili – Lead Researcher, WEG



14:00– 14:30


Q&A/wrap up session