Azerbaijan–Georgia: Future Partners Meet to Develop Territorial Cooperation Projects

Skills needed for developing realistic and feasible project ideas for partners across the borders in Georgia and Azerbaijan are the main focus of a series of two-day training sessions being organised in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme (EaPTC) in October-November. The training sessions on “partner identification and joint project idea generation” bring together representatives of regional and local state authorities as well as civil society organizations from several regions of Azerbaijan and Georgia, a press release said.

The training aims to build or strengthen capacities of participants “to develop realistic and feasible project ideas and increasing their awareness about the cross-border realities, needs and priorities and initially identify the partners.”

During the trainings, EaPTC Support Programme experts will assist participants in identification of common regional needs and priorities in neighbouring regions, in the generation of successful project ideas and in searching for reliable partner from the other side of the border for participation in future calls for proposals.

The novelty of this training module consists in the exchange of field visits of the groups of potential partners. The training sessions take place in border regions of Azerbaijan and Georgia as follows:

20-22 October – Rustavi, Georgia

22-24 October – Telavi, Georgia

28-30 October – Qazakh, Azerbaijan

6-8 November – Sheki, Azerbaijan

The Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme (EaPTC) aims to promote and strengthen cross-border cooperation between regional and local state authorities, communities and civil society organisations over developing joint solutions to common social and economic development challenges in the participating border regions.

Source: enpi-info.eu

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