Prior to announcing BPP Competition for 2019, NALAG Launched the Series of Regional Conferences

3 October 2019

The National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG) continues series of events connected to identifying best practice examples in the municipalities of Georgia and sharing this experience with other municipalities.

Prior to announcing BPP – Best Practice Program competition for 2019, NALAG launched a series of regional conferences to be held in ten regions of Georgia in the framework of the project “Networking for Efficiency and Development” (N4ED), funded by the EU.

Ms. Natya Ghvinashvili, Deputy Executive Director of NALAG, Ms. Nino Zurabishvili and Mr. Kakha Gurgenidze, Experts of NALAG and senior officials from Mtskheta-Mtianeti participated in the first regional conference which was held in Mtskheta.

During the meeting participants discussed the goals, objectives and components of the project. After which representatives of Mtskheta, Tianeti, Kazbegi and Dusheti municipalities talked about the challenges and experience on citizen participation in their region.

The participants of the conference have also discussed Best Practice Program Themes for 2018 and the evaluation process.

The main part of the meeting was dedicated to the discussion of the Best Practice Program for 2019, during which representatives of NALAG provided the audience with detailed information about the topics and the stages of the competition, evaluation criteria and indicators.

During the conference was presented the test version of the web-portal. As it was noted at the meeting, the web-portal is the flexible tool for sharing best practices. Ms. Tea Turashvili, representative of E-Governance for Georgia, explained to the audience the rules of use and the specifics of the web-portal.

The project “Networking for Efficiency and Development” (N4ED) is an initiative funded by the European Union and implemented by the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG). The project consortium includes the PMC – Research Centre (PMC–RC) Georgia and the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments (LALRG). Objectives of N4ED are: to promote inclusive economic growth and participative planning at locals; to introduce performance evaluation and monitoring system in target municipalities; to facilitate networking and exchange of good practices between Georgian Local Authorities. The action will work in municipalities in all regions of Georgia.