On 22 May, the EU4Youth programme organised a national coordination meeting in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, bringing together a number of youth organisations to discuss the issue of youth employment.
The meeting, which was also attended by the Prime Minister's adviser on Youth Affairs, Revaz Charkviani, aimed at outlining the initiatives that youth organisations can take to stimulate youth employment. It gave participants the opportunity to share their experience and ideas on how to work together to achieve better synergies for youth employability.
The discussions covered the strategic visions on youth development, current projects under the EU4Youth programme and future collaboration perspectives.
“This meeting gave us an opportunity to reveal specific activities that need to be addressed in order to encourage the government to support youth employment,” said Irakli Giorbelidze, who is coordinator of the ‘EU4Youth - Say Yes Skills for Jobs’ project.
EU4Youth now plans to organise a public meeting with officials from different ministries in order to encourage them to integrate the youth component into their work.
The meeting was organised by World Vision Georgia together with other international organisations running the various EU4Youth grant projects in Georgia.
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