On 10 July, 2015 Georgia’s Reforms Associates (GRASS) held two presentations of the publication “Improving the Coordination of European Policies in Georgia Based on the Practices of Visegrad Countries”. The first presentation was conducted in Hotel “Radisson Blu” in the framework of the public discussion event organized by East-West Management Institute on the topic: “Management of the implementation of Association Agreement: how to reach objectives”. The discussion was aimed to facilitate the dialogue among various stakeholders regarding the issues of management, coordination and effective implementation of the Association Agreement. The event gathered the Deputy State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, as well as representatives of governmental agencies, civil society, donor organizations and business-associations.
Second presentation was held on the premises of GRASS for students, young researchers and recent graduates. Discussion was held to inform young researchers about the current state of affairs in Georgia regarding the institutional architecture of the institutions responsible for coordination of European policies. Event was led by Dr. Sergi Kapanadze, Director of GRASS. Research was conducted by Hungarian, Polish, Czech, Slovak and Georgian experts with the financial assistance of the International Visegrad Fund. The publication discusses institutional arrangements of European Policies in the V4 countries including the strategies of public communication as well as politically and economically sensitive issues in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia during the process of implementation of Association Agreements. The publication also reads about the current state of affairs in Georgia regarding the institutional architecture of the institutions responsible for coordination of European policies and includes the specific recommendations based on the best and worst practices of the V4 countries. The publication is available online at: Improving the Coordination of European Policies in Georgia Based on the Practices of Visegrad Countries