PIN with the support of EU Launches rural development project in Tskaltubo

PIN with the support of EU Launches rural development project in Tskaltubo

Jun 5, 2019

Tskaltubo, 8 June 2019 – The European Union together with its partners, People in Need (PIN) and Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA), officially launches a new rural development project “Local Action Group Tskaltubo”. The project introduces a bottom-up, inclusive rural development approach that fully engages all communities in the municipality.

Media is invited to attend the project launch from 14:00 pm, in the Hotel Legends Tskaltubo Spa Resort, address: 23 Rustaveli Street, Tskaltubo.

The event will be opened by:

HE. Carl Hartzell, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia

Mr. Jan Cernik, the Embassy of Czech Republic to Georgia

Mr. Zviad Shalamberidze, Governor of Imereti

Mr. Tsotne Zurabiani, Tskaltubo Majoritarian Member of Parliament

Mr. Grigol Ioseliani, Mayor of Tskaltubo

Ms. Dion Battersby, PIN Country Director

Ms. Nana Kashakashvili, GIPA

At the event, the project’s goals and objectives as well as the importance of the European model of rural development, LEADER approach will be presented.  For details please see the enclosed Agenda.

Representatives of the EU Delegation to Georgia, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia, regional and municipal government, ENPARD partner organisations and other interested parties will attend the event. 

After the project launch, journalists and visitors are warmly invited to join the Europe Day celebrations in Tskaltubo park, nearby Hotel “Argo”. The official opening will take place at 17:00.

About the project: The project “Local Action Group Tskaltubo” is supported by the European Union under its ENPARD programme and the Czech Development Agency. By introducing the European LEADER approach in the Tskaltubo municipality, the project will contribute to the reduction of poverty and will promote participatory mechanisms in local decision-making processes. The business and social initiatives supported by small grants will became positive models to follow, that can bring innovations to remote areas and improve the quality of life of its residents.

To find out more about European Union’s ENPARD programme please visit:

Contact Person:

Maka Tsertsvadze, Project Coordinator, People in Need, 591 15 15 43,

Tamar Khuntsaria, Team Leader, ENPARD Communications Unit, 595 98 99 16,

Author: ENPARD, Communication Unit