The European Union (EU) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) funded project ‘Civil Society STAR Initiative: CSOs as Sustainable, Transparent, Accountable and Resilient Development Actors in Georgia’ has launched. The project aims to strengthen civil society as an independent, sustainable, transparent, and accountable development actor across Georgia.

The project has three specific objectives:

  1. To improve the political and financial framework and environment for the sustainable development of civil society in Georgia, and to promote a corporate social responsibility (CSR) culture.
  2. To reinforce the links between CSOs and their constituencies through the active promotion of civic values, participation, and community engagement.
  3. To build capacities of CSOs inclusively, in particular oversight and advocacy skills, and to institutionally strengthen the civil society sector countrywide.

Center for Training and Consultancy in the project intends to implement the following activities:

  • Civil Society Scenario Planning
  • CSO Performance Lab
  • University Course “role Of Civil Society”
  • Community Action Training (Cat) For Civic Activists
  • Support Local CSOs To Foster Public Accountability

The project is implemented by the Consortium led by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and composed of the following CSOs: Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Civil Society Institute (CSI), Center for Training and Consultancy (CTC), Education Development and Employment Center (EDEC), and Institute for European Politics (IEP).

The Civil Society STAR Initiative’ builds on the experience and lessons learned of the EU-supported action ‘Georgian Civil Society Sustainability Initiative (CSSIGE 2017-2020).