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    20 Georgian NGOs launch new coalition ‘For Euro-Atlantic Georgia’

    by | Sep 5, 2016

    20 Nato logoThe twenty organizations behind the new coalition say their goal is ‘to build a free and independent state, with effective democratic institutions, based on full respect for human rights and freedoms.’

    Presenting the initiative at a press conference in Tbilisi on Monday, and in a statement published on the web site of Transparency International Georgia (TIG), the groups say they will cooperate closely with each other to support the full integration of Georgia into Euro-Atlantic structures.

    They also agree on the importance of civil society’s active role in the consolidation of the country’s Euro-Atlantic integration process.

    Besides TIG, some of the groups that have signed on to the initiative are: Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association (GYLA), Open Society Georgia Foundation, Green Alternative and the Atlantic Council of Georgia.

    They support Georgia’s integration into NATO and the EU because they believe that these international organizations offer not only security, but also guarantee economic development and prosperity.

    The full list of organizations:

    1.  Transparency International Georgia

    2.  Civil Development Agency

    3.  International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy

    4.  Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association

    5.  Open Society Georgia Foundation

    6.  Atlantic Council of Georgia

    7.  Georgian Farmers Association

    8.  Institute for Development of Freedom of Information

    9.  The Economic Policy Research Center

    10. Green Alternative

    11. Georgian Center for Security and Development

    12.  Media Development Foundation

    13. UN Association of Georgia

    14.  Society and Banks

    15. Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies

    16. Georgian Democracy Initiative

    17. Georgian Institute of Politics

    18. Regional Centre for Strategic Studies

    19. In Depth Reporting and Advocacy Center

    20. Voice from Georgia



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