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Youth Bank – Path Towards Change and Development

Two young people living in two regions located far away from each other – Mestia resident Vika Pilpani and Lanchkhuti resident Nino Tsetskhladze – have one thing in common: both were trainees of the Europe Foundation’s Youth Bank and now, as trainers, they share their knowledge and experience with other participants of Youth Bank. Nino […]

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2016 Small Grants Competition: Empowering Grassroots Civil Society Organizations

Europe Foundation is pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) under EPF’s Engage and Monitor for Change Program. The call is specifically designed to strengthen the organizational capacity of grassroots CSOs and to increase their effective and sustained engagement in the decision-making processes at a local level, so as to address the problems of […]

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Grant Competition on Social Entrepreneurship

Europe Foundation invites applications for the grant competition on social entrepreneurship from civil society organizations, existing social enterprises and start-ups. The aim of the competition is to support establishment and/or development of social enterprises. Full text of the grant competition is available in Georgian only. Competition Announcement and Application Forms

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Call for Proposals for Organizations Working in the Regions

EPF encourages organizations that are working in the regions outside the capital to submit either an Inquiry Form or a Full Proposal from January 8, 2016 to April 8, 2016 to receive Strategic Grants, a new component of the Open Door Grantmaking program. Interested organizations will have a chance to submit proposals to receive Strategic […]

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Call for Proposals to Create Social Enterprise

EPF is pleased to announce a call for proposals aimed at supporting the creation of a Social Enterprise for or with participation of Georgia’s eco-migrant population. The announcement is made within the framework of the EU-supported project Advocating for the Rights of Eco-Migrants, implemented by the Institute of Democracy, Europe Foundation and Young Scientists Union […]

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Call for Proposals to Support Participatory Civic Monitoring Initiatives in Georgia

Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) continues to provide grant support to CSOs to undertake civic monitoring and advocacy efforts, to enhance civic participation and to contribute to more accountable and transparent public policy making. To this effect, EPF is pleased to announce a call for proposals aimed at supporting participatory civic monitoring initiatives in Georgia under […]

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The Decision Regarding 2015 Small Grants Competition

In response to the 2015 Small Grants competition, Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) received 23 applications, of which only three have been shortlisted. EPF started to work with the shortlisted organizations to confirm various details related to their projects. The decision about the grant award will be published as soon as it is made.

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2015 Small Grants Competition: Empowering Grassroots Civil Society Organizations

Eurasia Partnership Foundation is pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) for projects aimed at supporting participatory civic monitoring initiatives in Georgia under EPF’s Engage and Monitor for Change Program. The call is specifically designed to strengthen the organizational capacity of grassroots CSOs and to increase their effective and sustained engagement in the decision-making […]

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Grant competition for supporting civic monitoring over the use of resources mobilized to assist the victims of the June 13-14, 2015 natural disaster in Tbilisi

Eurasia Partnership Foundation is pleased to announce a request for proposals aimed at supporting participatory civic monitoring initiatives, designed to oversee the use of resources mobilized to assist the victims of the June 13-14, 2015 natural disaster in Tbilisi. For more information, please, find the full text of the RFP in Georgian.

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Call for Proposals for CSOs Working in the Regions

EPF encourages organizations that are working in the regions outside the capital to submit either an Inquiry Form or a Full Proposal from May 15, 2015 to August 15, 2015 to receive Strategic Grants, a new component of the Open Door Grantmaking program. Interested organizations will have a chance to submit proposals to receive Strategic […]

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Call for Proposals for Civil Society Organizations Working in the Regions

EPF encourages organizations that are working in the regions outside the capital to submit either an Inquiry Form or a Full Proposal from February 4, 2015 to May 4, 2015 to receive Strategic Grants, a new component of the Open Door Grantmaking program. Interested organizations will have a chance to submit proposals to receive Strategic […]

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Call for Proposals: Engage and Monitor for Change

EPF is pleased to announce a call for proposals aimed at supporting participatory civic monitoring initiatives in Georgia under EPF’s Engage and Monitor for Change program. The call is designed to foster active and informed participation of Georgian community groups, CSOs, and media outlets in the political and economic decision-making in their regions by building […]

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Winners of 2014 Small Grants Competition Announced!

The winners of EPF’s 2014 Small Grants Competition for Empowering Grassroots Civil Society Organizations are the following organizations: Civic monitoring and Research Center (Zugdidi) Project: Effective engagement for genuine self-governance We are for Sensible Future Project: Enhancing effectiveness of the organization through the increased knowledge of its members

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2014 Small Grants Competition Empowering Grassroots Civil Society Organizations

Eurasia Partnership Foundation is pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) for projects aimed at supporting participatory civic monitoring initiatives in Georgia under EPF’s Engage and Monitor for Change Program. The call is specifically designed to strengthen the organizational capacity of grassroots CSOs and to increase their effective and sustained engagement in the decision-making […]

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Statement of CSOs on Draft Law on Consumer Rights Protection

The Georgian Parliamentary Committee on European Integration started working on a draft law on Consumer Rights Protection in 2013. Multiple state institutions and civil society organizations were involved in the preparation of this draft law. Although it was finalized by the end of 2013 the draft law was initiated only in July 2015 and it […]

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Statement of CSOs on the Draft Law on Consumer Rights Protection

In July of 2015 the Committee on European Integration of the Parliament of Georgia initiated the draft law on Consumer Rights Protection. Adoption of the draft law will signify an advancement for Georgia on its course of European integration through improved consumer rights’ protection, creating a healthier business environment, its modernization and improved competitiveness. Multiple […]

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Recommendations on the draft law on changes and amendments to the Food/Feed Safety, Veterinary and Plant Protection Code

The government of Georgia has presented a draft law on changes and amendments to the Food/Feed Safety, Veterinary and Plant Protection Code to the Parliament of Georgia. Eurasia Partnership Foundation and its partner civil society organizations developed recommendations related to the proposed changes, which can be accessed in Georgian. Comments CSOs Draft Changes with Comments

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CSO Statement on Reforming the Food Market Regulatory Framework

Eurasia Partnership Foundation and its partner civil society organizations express their concern about the slow pace of reforms in the food safety field and appeal to the Georgian authorities to accelerate the reform process in order to improve, the protection of consumer rights. Please refer to the full text of the statement here (in Georgian)

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Food Safety Regulation in Georgia: Assessment of Government’s Reform Efforts in 2015 / Best Food Enterprise of the Year 2016

On May 18, 2016, Europe Foundation (EPF) will be presenting the report Food Safety Regulation in Georgia: Assessment of Government’s Reform Efforts in 2015. Following the presentation and discussion, EPF plans to announce the start of the 2016 Best Food Enterprise competition and acknowledge the successful participants of the 2015 Best Food Enterprise of the […]

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The Winner of the 2015 Best Food Enterprise of the Year Competition Identified

LLC Marshe has been named the Best Food Enterprise of 2015 To enhance stakeholder understanding of and adherence to food safety standards and to encourage convergence to European policies in this area, Europe Foundation (EPF) has been engaging Georgian business community in identifying and acknowledging the country’s best food enterprises. As part of the Best […]

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Presentation of Alternative Assessment Report: Implementation of the ENP Action Plan and EaP bilateral and multilateral roadmaps of 2013: Trade and trade-related issues

On 30 April, 2014 Eurasia Partnership Foundation is holding a presentation of the alternative assessment report: Implementation of the ENP Action Plan and EaP bilateral and multilateral roadmaps of 2013: Trade and trade-related issues. The report commissioned by Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) addresses such key issues as: trade, investments, customs procedures, intellectual property right and […]

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Call for Civil Society Organizations to Join the CSO Platform on Budget Transparency

Eurasia Partnership Foundation is pleased to invite applications from civil society organizations to cofound a CSO Platform on Budget Transparency. The creation of the Platform aims at enhancing coordination among civil society actors to develop common stance on and to increase civil society participation in a national-level dialogue on improving public finance management and budget […]

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Eurasia Partnership Foundation Launched a New Project!

On November 1, 2014, Eurasia Partnership Foundation with the support from the European Union launched a new project Partnership for Budget Transparency: Civil Society Oversight of Public Spending in Georgia that aims to contribute to improved budget transparency and accountability in Georgia. To achieve the objectives of the project, EPF will undertake the following activities: […]

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Presentation of Research Report Potential and Actual Environmental Migrants in Georgia: Experiences and Self-Assessments

Tbilisi, Georgia – On February 25, 2016, Europe Foundation will be presenting its recent report “Potential and Actual Environmental Migrants in Georgia: Experiences and Self-Assessments.” This event is being held at Radisson Blue Iveria Hotel within the framework of the project: Advocating for the Rights of Eco-Migrants funded by the European Union and through Institute […]

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Second Public Forum on Budget Transparency

On December 16, Europe Foundation organized its second public forum on Budget Transparency and Civil Society Oversight of Public Spending in Georgia. The forum aimed at contributing to improved budget transparency and accountability in Georgia by fostering dialogue between representatives of civil society and relevant public authorities. The public finance management (PFM) expert at Policy […]

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Training on public expenditure management monitoring mechanisms for regional CSOs

On March 21-22, 2015, Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) organized a training session on public expenditure management monitoring mechanisms. Representatives of 19 regional civil society organizations participated in the training, which took place within the framework of the EU-funded project entitled Partnership for Budget Transparency. The training was led by Mr. Besik Namchavadze, a consultant at […]

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CSO Platform Meeting

On March 18, 2015, the founding members of the CSO Platform Partnership for Budget Transparency met at the premises of Eurasia Partnership Foundation to deliberate the statute of the Platform, as well as its working principles and plan of activity. The founding members agreed that the Platform will be open to new membership, as long […]

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Project Opening Conference: Partnership for Budget Transparency

On December 19, 2014, Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) hosted stakeholders and future beneficiaries at the inaugural event of its new, EU-funded project entitled Partnership for Budget Transparency: Civil Society Oversight of Public Spending in Georgia. The project, which was launched on November 1, 2014, is co-funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and […]

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A Session on Social Entrepreneurship at EBRD Civil Society Programme/Annual Meeting

On May 13-15, 2015, Georgia is hosing Annual Meeting and Business Forum of the European Bank for Reconstructive and Development which attract over 2,000 participants from the EBRD region and shareholders’ countries, including the representatives of the private sector, governments, international community, civil society and media. One of the flagship events of the Bank’s engagement […]

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Training for the representatives of regional CSOs

On March 7, 2015, Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) organized a training session on the principles of public policy making. Representatives of 19 regional civil society organizations participated in the training, which took place within the framework of the EU-funded project entitled Partnership for Budget Transparency. The training was led by Mr. Besik Namchavadze, a consultant […]

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Concluding Event of the Competition - Students for Social Enterprise

On April 28, 2015, Eurasia Partnership Foundation and the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG) in cooperation with Tbilisi City Hall are organizing a concluding event of the annual competition Students for Social Enterprise. The event will be held at Courtyard Marriott, at 12:00 pm. During the event, student teams under 2 nominations […]

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Call for Applications: Social Enterprise Training

LEPL Children and Youth Development Fund and Eurasia Partnership Foundation invite applications from CSOs working on youth issues to participate in a three-day training on social entrepreneurship. See the attachment for detailed information about the training: Social Enterprise Training Announcment Training Questionnaire

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Do you think you rights may have been violated during food consumption?

Would you like to claim damages? Eurasia Partnership Foundation Offers: – Free legal advice, – Assistance in negotiating with the involved entrepreneurs, – Free legal representation, and – Reimbursement of court fees and charges for the needed medical or food examination. Hotline: (032) 242 44 46 For more information, please visit project’s webpage: www.mkidveli.ge or […]

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Terms of Reference: Improving the Visibility of EPF

EPF seeks to engage a communications consultant/s to review EPF’s communications tools and assist the Foundation in formulating its new communications strategy. The objective of this assignment is to develop a comprehensive and coherent communications strategy for the period of 2015-2019 that will make EPF’s external communications more strategic, targeted and, thus, effective for its […]

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Statement of Eurasia Partnership Foundation

In recent times, Georgia has increasingly witnessed statements and actions toward local and international civil society organizations (CSOs) that discredit the civil society sector. In response to this unfavorable tendency, Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) would like once again to draw the society’s attention to the work and achievements of the Foundation and its partner civil […]

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Funding Opportunity for CSOs, Willing to Establish Social Enterprises

Eurasia Partnership Foundation invites Tbilisi-based CSOs, interested in starting social entrepreneurship, to participate in the annual competition – Students for Social Enterprise. The competition is organized jointly with Center of Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG). Interested applicants should register on the web-page of the competition Full information (in Georgian) is provided in the […]

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Call for Applications: Civic Monitoring of Implementation of the EU – Georgia Association Agenda and 2014-2017 Action Plan for the Implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area of the Association Agreement between the EU and Georgia

The Eurasia Partnership Foundation announces a call for applications on monitoring the implementation of the Association Agenda between the European Union and Georgia and the 2014-2017 Action Plan for the implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) of the Association Agreement between the EU and Georgia. The competition is designed to evaluate […]

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Eurasia Partnership Foundation to Host Change Agents Forum

During February 13-14, Eurasia Partnership Foundation will host Change Agents Forum. The Forum will bring together representatives of public, private, and non-governmental sectors, to discuss the ways in which these sectors could cooperation for speedy social transformation and positive change. The Forum will open on February 13 with a plenary session. Among the discussants will […]

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Call for Participants for a Training

Eurasia Partnership Foundation is pleased to invite CSO representatives to take part in a series of trainings on public policy-making and public expenditure (PEM) management monitoring mechanisms. The trainings will be conducted within the framework of the EU-funded project entitled Partnership for Budget Transparency, implemented by EPF. The trainings will be held in cooperation with […]

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Terms of Reference: Assessment of Public Expenditure Management Oversight Mechanisms in Georgia

Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) seeks Public Finance Management Expert(s) to conduct an assessment of the existing public expenditure management (PEM) system and its oversight mechanisms in light of successful European models and to develop recommendations for their improvement. The assessment, which should cover the issues of regulatory framework and its implementation, is commissioned within the […]

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Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EFP)

Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EFP) is happy to note an unusually high interest among Georgian civil society organizations (CSOs) in attending a series of trainings on public policy making and public expenditure management (PEM) monitoring mechanisms. With more than 80 CSOs expressing their interest to participate in the planned capacity building activities, EPF decided to expand […]

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Training for Tbilisi-based CSOs (February 27, 2015)

On February 27, Eurasia Partnership Foundation organized a training session on the principles of public policy making, which was attended by 19 representatives from locally registered civil society organizations. This was the first of the series of trainings that is planned within the framework of the EU-funded project entitled Partnership for Budget Transparency. These capacity […]

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Call for Proposals: Result Based Management Training for CSOs in Georgia

Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) invites proposals from qualified organizations or individuals to conduct training on result based management (RBM) for Georgia’s civil society organizations (CSO). The overall goal of the requested training on RBM is to reinforce capacities of CSOs in Georgia on the core principles, notions and concepts of RBM and how they apply […]

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Competition for Food Safety Experts

Eurasia Partnership Foundation invites food safety experts to conduct inspections in food enterprises, participating in the Best Food Enterprise of the Year competition. For more information, please, find the full text of the announcement in Georgian.

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Request for Proposals: Consultant on Minority Protection and Integration

Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) is seeking an international consultant to assist EPF in mainstreaming minority considerations into program development, design, and monitoring. The consultant is expected to train EPF program staff in international standards and mechanisms for the protection of minority rights, as well as introduce them to tested advocacy strategies that enhance minority participation […]

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Request for Proposal for CSOs working in the regions

EPF encourages organizations that are working in the regions outside the capital to submit either an Inquiry Form or a Full Proposal from August 25, 2015 to November 25, 2015 to receive Strategic Grants, a new component of the Open Door Grantmaking program. Interested organizations will have a chance to submit proposals to receive Strategic […]

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Call for Applications: preparing Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Eurasia Partnership Foundation is pleased to invite applications from qualified organizations as well as individuals to prepare public service announcements. The call for applications is announced within the framework of the project Partnership for Budget Transparency: Civil Society Oversight of Public Spending in Georgia, funded by the EU and co-funded by the Swedish International Development […]

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Request for Proposals: Training of Environmental Issues

Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) continues to invite proposals from qualified organizations or individuals to conduct a series of trainings on environmental issues for young people involved in its Youth Integration Program. For detailed information, please see the full text of the announcement. Download Request for Proposals: Training of Environmental Issues

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Call for Applications: Civic Monitoring of Implementation of the EU – Georgia Association Agenda and 2014-2017 Action Plan for the Implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area of the Association Agreement between the EU and Georgia

The Eurasia Partnership Foundation announces a call for applications on monitoring the implementation of the Association Agenda between the European Union and Georgia and the 2014-2017 Action Plan for the implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) of the Association Agreement between the EU and Georgia. The competition is designed to evaluate […]

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Terms of Reference: Web Developer/Designer

Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) seeks qualified individuals or agencies to design, develop, and maintain EPF’s new website. EPF expects that its new website will have a modern, simple, and practical design, which will be logically structured and user-friendly, allowing for smooth navigation for and information provision to the Foundation’s target audience. Download ToR: Web Developer/Designer

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Eurasia Partnership Foundation has Changed the Name!

Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) – one of the country’s premier foundation that supports citizen engagement in public decision-making – has changed its corporate name to Europe Foundation. It will, however, keep the original acronym EPF, which reflects the Foundation’s longstanding commitment to creating lasting partnerships to effect positive changes. “The new name – Europe Foundation […]

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Tender to Select Branding Companies/ Individuals

With the change of the name, Europe Foundation invites applications from qualified branding companies and individuals to create a new visual style of the Foundation. Detailed information about the tender is available in Georgian only: Tender to Select Branding Companies/ Individuals

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Terms of Reference: Situation Analysis of Exploitation of the Freedom of Information Legislation in Georgia

Europe Foundation (EPF) is seeking qualified national or international consultants to conduct a comprehensive situation analysis of the Freedom of Information (FOI) environment in Georgia, in order to assess the situation on the ground and identify formal and informal factors that impede access to publicly held information. Detailed information about the call is available in […]

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Terms of Reference: Development of Web Platform with Budget Visualization Application

Europe Foundation (EPF) is seeking qualified local institutions (non-governmental or private) or individuals to develop a standalone web platform with budget visualization application to support easy access to information on public expenditure, so as to promote use of innovative e-solutions for increased utilization of Freedom of Information (FOI) in Georgia. The platform creator will build […]

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Tender for the Production of PSAs

Europe Foundation (EPF) is seeking qualified institutions or individuals for a production of multiple Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to raise citizen awareness about the plight of actual and potential environmental migrants and the need to improve public expenditure management and the oversight mechanisms. Full text of the tender is available in Georgian only. Download Tender […]

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Competition for Artists and Writers to Develop Comic Strips on Social Issues

Europe Foundation (EPF) invites artists and writers to participate in the competition to create comics strips with a (super)hero/heroine on a social mission. Comics should convey values of free society and reflect sense of Georgian culture. The winning author/s will be granted a contract to develop the series of comics strips to be published by […]

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Photo Contest to Mark Europe Day

In observance of the Europe Day Europe Foundation is announcing a photo contest – My Europe. The terms of the contest are easy: contestants should take a photo that reflects their vision of the Europe (the photo should be taken in Georgia) and upload it on EPF’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/epfound.ge/ with a hashtag #ჩემიევროპა. The […]

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Competition for Food Safety Experts

Eurasia Partnership Foundation invites food safety experts to conduct inspections in food enterprises, participating in the Best Food Enterprise of the Year competition. For more information, please, find the full text of the announcement in Georgian.

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Terms of Reference: Expert, Public Expenditure Monitoring

EPF is seeking an expert in public finance management and budget execution, who will work with the EU-funded project team and the targeted civil society organizations, in order to lead the process of drafting position papers and recommendations for legislative/policy changes that are to improve public finance management and budget execution. Terms of Reference: Expert, […]

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Impact Evaluation: Youth Integration Program

Europe Foundation (EPF) seeks a qualified international consultant or a team of consultants to conduct an impact evaluation of its Youth Integration Program. The evaluation is to focus on assessing the program’s achievements, including its quality and results as related to the overall mission of the Foundation.

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