Workshops for creating analytical videos about Georgia’s inclusive Europeanization

Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized 6 joint workshops for the participants of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet project “Promote and Act for Europe” both from Kvemo Kartli and Samtskhe Javakheti regions to assist them in the process of creating analytical videos about Georgia’s Europeanization.  More specifically, the aim of the workshops was to encourage the representatives of ethnic minorities from Samtskhe Javakheti and Kvemo Kartli to create analytical videos themselves about the benefits of the EU and the barriers to ethnic minorities in Georgia face in fully receiving these benefits. The purpose of creating these videos is to engage the ethnic minorities more in advocating for the change in their communities by spreading knowledge about Georgia’s European prospects and raising awareness about the role of ethnic minorities in this process. Participants of the workshops were also instructed on how to approach relevant stakeholders while working on the creation of the analytical videos. 

The workshops were conducted by:

  1. Shorena Lortkipanidze,  a Georgian expert provided theoretical and practical information about the policy of advocacy and instructed the participants on how to approach relevant stakeholders while creating analytical videos about Georgia’s inclusive Europeanization. 
  2. Tatia Dolidze, a Georgian expert in European Studies, talked about the importance of ethic minority youth active political engagement in order to benefit from the opportunities that EU provides for Georgian youth.
  3. Thornike Gordadze, a Georgian expert in security matters, talked about an immense importance of the cooperation between ethnically Armenians and ethnically Azerbaijani’s for reaching peace and stability and putting a joint effort to integrate on national and also international level. He encouraged the participants to take a video that would have concentrated on security matters and the need for stability for the democratization and Europeanization of the country. 
  4. Oqtai Qazumov, a local writer from Kvemo Kartli talked about the importance of Georgian and English language knowledge to use the chance that EU provides at the educational level: like exchange programs, scholarships, etc. The participants actively contributed to brainstorming and conducted the analysis of relevant stakeholders related to the EU’ educational benefits.
  5. Gülgün Məmmədli, a journalist and youth activist from Kvemo Kartli region was selected to create a documentary video about  EU and Ethnic minorities in Georgia . 15 locals from the Kvemo Kartli region participated in this  video. 
  6. Elza Torosyan, Angelina Kobelian and Artur Mosyan from Samtskhe-Javakheti region were selected to create a documentary video about Education opportunities of the EU. In this documentary video, 15 people were asked to talk about their experiences whether they benefited from the EU’s educational program, or not. Workshop was first conducted online for the ethnic minorities interested in this topic and then the final video was published online on the project website. 

The workshops were held under the framework of the Erasmus + Jean Monnet Project “Promote and Act for Europe” financially supported by the EU.



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