Advocating for Improved Food Safety
For over a decade, Europe Foundation has been amplifying civil society’s voice in harmonizing Georgian food safety and consumer protection legislation and practice with European standards. Toward this end, EPF has contributed to developing the capacities of civil society organizations (CSOs) to undertake monitoring and advocacy actions for improved food safety and consumer protection in Georgia. EPF has also fostered tripartite policy dialogue in this area and promoted public awareness of food safety and consumer rights issues. Since 2013, EPF’s evidence-based advocacy has been supported by annual assessment of the Government’s reform efforts, which provide broad overview of the activities implemented in the food safety field, identify obstacles hindering the reform implementation, and outline recommendations for overcoming the challenges.