Social Inclusion & Protection

Social Inclusion & Protection

Based on our rich experience in the Czech Republic, PIN establishes coordination mechanisms between local NGOs, the national and local government to improve together the quality and outreach of social services in rural areas, and employability of vulnerable people. Through grants, trainings and coaching, PIN provides opportunities for business start-up for vulnerable people and for the establishment of social enterprises. PIN fights the stigma towards vulnerable groups using innovative methodologies such as teaching through documentary films to raise awareness and provoke a debate among the population.


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EU COVID-19 Solidarity Programme for the Eastern Partnership

EU COVID-19 Solidarity Programme for the Eastern Partnership

The COVID-19 epidemic has brought unprecedented challenges around the world, including to the countries of the Eastern Partnership. As the public health and macro-economic crises continue to make headlines, the impacts on marginalized communities risk being forgotten.

The EU COVID-19 Solidarity Programme has been launched to support the work of civil society organisations (CSOs) who continue to support their communities during these difficult times. People in Need (PIN), in partnership with the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) and AFEW International (AFEW), will support a range of activities in Eastern Partnership countries, including Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The aim is to mitigate the immediate impacts of COVID-19 and contribute to the longer-term socio-economic resilience of vulnerable groups.

Across the region, PIN will support CSOs that focus on broadening access to social services and economic opportunities, watchdog programmes, and local independent journalism. In Georgia, our focus is on rural communities, elderly people, women, youth, and minority groups. Our partners NHC and AFEW are specialized in human rights protection for persons in closed institutions and in supporting populations at particular risk from COVID-19.

​​​​​​​At the first stage, we will provide financial support to CSOs to continue their important work. We will also support their role as advocates, so that the voices of marginalized groups are heard in post-pandemic recovery and development.
Tackling Indebtedness in Georgia through Czech Innovations

Tackling Indebtedness in Georgia through Czech Innovations

Donor: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the Challenge Fund, with financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Partner: GeoWel
Overall Objective: To strengthen economic resilience in Georgia through a well-governed credit environment.
Specific Objective: To promote consumer-friendly and accountable debt practices in Georgia through sharing Czech experience.

Main Project activities:
  • The first part of the project will focus on research, advocacy and communication at a national level, to facilitate a conversation on the nature of debt, the harm it causes and possible solutions. This will use policy research, mass-media and social-media engagement.
  • The second component of the project will pilot a debt advisory guide book and training platform to allow CSOs to support vulnerable populations, to protect themselves and defend their rights.
Together, by transferring the Czech experience, these two components can help improve the lives of large parts of the Georgian population.
Support to the Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities

Support to the Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities

The project "Support to the Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities" aims to improve the process of social inclusion of disabled youth. It responds to current priorities of the Government of Georgia to unify the national and international standards of care for disabled persons. Disabled youth finishing their education belong to the age group education belong to the age group most affected by unemployment.

The project will support and complement the State's efforts to coordinate the actions of the individual ministries. The project will seek to achieve change mainly on the national level. The core activity of the project is to build a capacity of the state institutions and facilitate cooperation among themselves and with the nongovernmental sector. As a result of research, capacity-building and networking activities, the support provided to disabled youth through education and employment services will be improved.  
 
Reintegration Assistance Program through Business Start-up, Employment or Vocational Training

Reintegration Assistance Program through Business Start-up, Employment or Vocational Training

When: From April 2019 through 2020
Donors: L’Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration (OFII)

Purpose of the project:
To provide technical and financial assistance to migrants returning from France through business start-up, employment, vocational and professional qualification development to enable them to generate income and resettle permanently in Georgia.

Direct target groups of the project:
Migrants returning from France.

Objectives of the project/expected outcomes:
  • The migrants legally returning from France are supported in permanent resettlement in Georgia, in accordance with their profiles and needs through funding business start-ups, providing vocational and qualification development opportunities to contribute their income generation.