EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics in Tbilisi to discuss promotion of education and culture in Eastern Partnership

25-06-2019
Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

On 24–25 June, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, is in Tbilisi for the Eastern Partnership Conference on Promoting Values through Education and Culture.

Over 200 participants have gathered for the event to consider how cooperation in the fields of education, youth and culture can strengthen integrity in education and research, citizenship, media literacy, common values and inclusiveness.

Ahead of the event, the Commissioner said: “As we celebrate ten years of the Eastern Partnership, I am confident that our discussions in Tbilisi will enrich our understanding of how education, intercultural dialogue, and respect for diversity can help us build stronger and more resilient societies. Together, we will open up fresh opportunities and empower the younger generation both in the Eastern Partnership region and in the EU to become independent, engaged citizens.”

During his visit, the Commissioner planned to have bilateral meetings with the country’s Prime Minister, Mamuka Bakhtadze, Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Zakaliani, and Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, Mikheil Batiashvili. The Commissioner also planned to attend a Creative Europe Fair organised to celebrate four years of Georgia's participation in the Creative Europe programme.

During his visit, Commissioner Navracsics will also meet thirty young people from Georgia who have taken part in Erasmus+ and other EU programmes.

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