Estonia has supported Georgia since 2000, and Georgia has been a priority country for Estonian bilateral development cooperation since 2006. Estonia supports Georgia’s integration with the European Union and is ready to offer assistance to facilitate the realization of the Association and Free Trade Agreement. At the end of 2021, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs adopted the Estonia-Georgia Development Cooperation Land Strategy 2021-2024, which reflects Georgia’s needs and determines development directions and areas in which Estonia can offer added value.
Based on the plan for development cooperation and Georgia’s needs, Estonian development cooperation in Georgia focuses on the following areas for planning and implementation: strengthening democratic state structures and systems, supporting entrepreneurship, and improving the quality of education.
Since 2000, Georgia has been supported by Estonian development cooperation in the amount of nearly 14 million euros. During this period, 419 projects have been implemented in Georgia. There are currently 21 ongoing projects in Georgia.
|Project||Project Dates||Project Implementer|
|Mondo in Georgia: increasing digital competences and employment among young people and women in the Samegrelo region||01.09.2021–30.08.2022||NGO Mondo|
|Local Ownership of Democracy: Transparent Governance on Local Level||01.09.2019–31.08.2022||ESTDEV|
|Digital SDG-Olympiad for Civic Education in Georgia||01.09.2021–31.08.2022||Jaan Tõnissoni Instituut|
|Developing Georgian Entrepreneurship Education by Advising JA Georgia, Training Teachers and Offering Motivational-Educational Opportunities for Youth||01.08.2019–31.08.2022||SA Junior Achievement Eesti|
|Female entrepreneurship development programme in Georgia||01.09.2021–31.08.2022||Eesti Kaubandus-Tööstuskoda|
|Strengthening the sustainable forestry practices in Georgia: the implementation of Timbeter’s innovative timber measurement technology||01.01.2021–30.09.2022||Timbeter OÜ|
|Sustainable agriculture practices and biodiversity protection in Kakhetia||01.09.2021–30.12.2022||NGO Peipsi Koostöö Keskus|
|Strengthening Democratic Processes, Rule of Law and Good Governance in Eastern Partnership Countries||01.04.2018–31.12.2022||ESTDEV|
|Business ecosystem development in Georgia to mitigating the socio-economic consequences of COVID-19||01.02.2021–31.12.2022||NGO Loov Eesti|
|Introducing children safety education project “Protect yourself and help others” in Georgia||01.08.2021–31.12.2022||Eesti Punane Rist|
|Supporting students motivation to learn through raising their awareness about their own wellbeing and mental health status using Clanbeat application||23.08.2021–31.12.2022||Clanbeat Education OÜ|
|One Step ahead – Supporting Social Entrepreneurship in Rural Georgia||01.10.2021–31.12.2022||Peace Action Community Estonia NGO|
|Supporting IDP and conflict-affected women’s sustainable livelihoods through entrepreneurship in Georgia (2)||01.01.2022–31.12.2022||Eesti Pagulasabi|
|SpeakTX – empowering the personnel of educational institutions and supporting the study process of students in Georgia||01.09.2021–31.12.2022||Cognuse OÜ|
|Act for the Environment! Keep it clean cooperation program in Georgia||01.09.2021–28.02.2023||NGO Let’s Do It World|
|Enhancing health and well-being of young people by supporting the development of youth friendly services in the primary healthcare in Georgia||01.09.2021–28.02.2023||Eesti Seksuaaltervise Liit|
|Training of future Georgian public service leadership||01.09.2021–31.08.2023||Eesti Diplomaatide Kooli SA|
|Building a legislative framework for securing Georgia’s strategic assets||01.09.2021–31.08.2023||Tallinna Tehnikaülikool|
|Development of Rural tourism services in Dedoplistskaro region in Georgia||01.10.2021–30.09.2023||NGO Eesti Maaturism|
|Going Global Georgia 2 – Training Georgian SMEs on online marketing and e-export||01.01.2022–31.12.2023||SA Tartu Loomemajanduskeskus|