The Europe-Georgia Institute is a proud affiliate member of the European Liberal Forum (ELF, the official political foundation of the European Liberal Party, the ALDE Party. Together with 46 member organisations, the ELF works all over Europe to bring new ideas into the political debate, to provide a platform for discussion, and to empower citizens to make their voices heard. ELF was founded in 2007 to strengthen the liberal and democrat movement in Europe. Forum’s work is guided by liberal ideals and a belief in the principle of freedom and stands for a future-oriented Europe that offers opportunities for every citizen. The Europe-Georgia Institute was elected an affiliate member of the European Liberal Forum in 2019 following the General Assembly of the Forum in Prague.
Eight civil society organizations joined forces to establish the Information Integrity Coalition, a new group devoted to building Georgian society’s resilience against disinformation. The Information Integrity Coalition was established with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Georgia Information Integrity Program.
Disinformation and anti-Western propaganda cause significant damage to Georgia’s national interests. In the face of these threats, it is necessary to develop a unified and agreed approach of society, ensuring citizens’ access to reliable information and protecting them from harmful disinformation. Accordingly, in the fight against disinformation and propaganda, the Coalition is ready to work with all stakeholders who share democratic values, including the private or non-governmental sector, the media, ordinary citizens, political parties and the government.
Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform is the biggest network of the Civil Society organizations in Georgia. On the 7th of May, 2009 the EU provided 6 countries of Eastern Europe (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine) with the new platform of cooperation – Eastern Partnership. Soon the European Commission initiated and created Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum. The forum consists of the representatives of CSOs from the corresponding countries, from the EU and other International Non-Governmental organizations. In each of the EaP countries there are National Platforms, which aims to ensure the coordination of work of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in the member states.