The European Liberal Forum (ELF) is 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.
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is the foundation for liberal politics in the Federal Republic of Germany. It aims to promote the goal of making the principle of freedom valid for the dignity of all people and in all areas of society, both in Germany and abroad. The Foundation supports human rights, rule of law and democracy in more than 60 countries. Various forms of international dialogue and transatlantic dialogue programme are used to promote these three values around the world. The foundation supports local, regional, and national initiatives to advance the rights of minorities, the democratic control of security forces and for strengthening international human rights coalitions. The cooperation between Friedrich Naumann Foundation and Europe-Georgia Institute started on May of 2018.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Europe-Georgia Institute are partners since 2018. 8 scholars of Europe-Georgia Institute were researching the local budget of Gori and Telavi municipalities, both, the expenditure and the spending part under the local government supporting program.
Aforementioned research aims to be a future guideline for the local governments, that will give a hand them in planning and directing functions of budgeting.
National Endowment for Democracy is international non-profit organization, that aims to support the values of democracy and freedom all around the world. The organization supporting projects in more than 100 countries. The cooperation between National Endowment for Democracy and Europe-Georgia Institute started in 2021, when Europe-Georgia Institute implemented the “Program of Supporting Young Georgian Politicians”. The project composed of different components, including the introductory videos about young Georgian politicians, podcasts with youth organisations of Georgian political parties, training for the beneficiaries and Young Georgian Politicians’ Forum. NED supported another project with the same objective in 2022 as well.
Founded in 1994 as a part of the Open Society Foundations’ global network, the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF) works to build a vibrant and vocal civil society capable of holding government accountable to its citizens. The Foundation drives forward important policy debates and reforms.
Through grant-making and partnership projects funded from its national and international programs, the Foundation empowers civic organizations, civil rights activists and initiative groups to guard against threats to rights discourse and the risk of the country backtracking on democratic reform commitments.
As a donor, the OSGF has been open to working with both well-established organizations and fledgling activist groups to advance change across its priority fields.
Swedish International Liberal Centre (SILC) is an international foundation based in Sweden. SILC supports activism for democracy and human rights. Current programmes are focused on Post-Soviet Eastern Europe, Egypt, Tunisia, Cuba and Venezuela. SILC has its own publishing house, Silc förlag, which publishes two books a year on democracy activism in challenging environments and takes a visible part in the Swedish debate on development aid and foreign policy. SILC is organisationally associated with the Swedish Liberal party (Liberalerna). The cooperation between SILC and Europe-Georgia Institute started in January 2020.
Boris Divković Foundation (BDF) is founded in 2013 with the aim of improving political situation and practice in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Foundation promotes responsible policy, which will serve all citizens and act on the principles of equality, coexistence and solidarity. The founder of the BDF was Dino Mustafic, long-time friend of deceased Boris Divkovic. He suggested starting the Foundation in a memory of Boris’s work and dedication to serve as support, education and capacity building of young politicians. Boris Divkovic was first Vice President of Nasa Stranka, and he practiced a different approach in politics – he preferred to combine morality and responsibility to political engagement. The cooperation between SILC and Europe-Georgia Institute started in December 2019.
Europe-Georgia Institute and Information center on NATO & EU are partners since founding our organization. As a result of 4 years of partnership, these two organizations created a 6-weekend workshop on the NATO and EU topics. Each year, Information Center and Europe-Georgia Institute are organizing introductory meetings and lectures in different schools of one specific municipality (different municipality each year) on the topic of Euro-Atlantic integration of Georgia. It is worth to mention that those organizations have the memorandum of partnership, strengthening the cooperation.
The President’s Reserve Fund was an important partner of the Europe-Georgia Institute from 2016 to 2018. Since 2016 as a result of the partnership we implemented large scale projects like: “Your Voice – Our Future”, “Initiation”, and “Civic Action School”. We created unprecedented, nationwide youth network in Georgia, which has already implemented around 120 small and big projects.
NATO Liaison Office Georgia
Europe-Georgia Institute and NATO Liaison Office Georgia are partners since 2015. With the support of NATO Liaison Office Georgia, Europe-Georgia Institute has implemented informational meeting on NATO in different municipalities of Georgi like Gori, Kharagauli, Khulo, and Poti.
The East-West Management Institute (EWMI) ACCESS (Advancing CSO Capacities and Engaging Society for Sustainability) is a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by East-West Management Institute (EWMI) and its local partners. The cooperation between the East-West Management Institute (EWMI) ACCESS Project and the EGI started when EWMI-ACCESS announced an open call for receiving Statements of Interest (SOI) to take part in its Capacity Development Assistance Program.
Europe-Georgia Institute and Malmo University are partners since 2017, after the first joint conference aiming the development of the local government in Gori municipality. The conference was funded by the Swedish Institute. As a result of the conference, new youth organization was created in Gori municipality, which is a very active partner of the local government, implementing youth projects in the municipality.