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Kindergartens in Georgia

Kindergartens in Georgia

According to the official statistics provided by the National Statistics Office of Georgia for 2018-2019, there are 1574 public preschool education and care (PEC) institutions in the country. Among them, 180 are located in Tbilisi, the capital, while the rest are in the other 10 regions. The number of children involved in public PEC in […]

General Education System of Georgia: A Path towards More Westernization?

General Education System of Georgia: A Path towards More Westernization?

Georgian education system is represented first of all by general education stages overall with 12 years of study – starting from the age of 6, when the majority of children enter an elementary school (primary, – carried out during 6 years, implemented in I-VI grades; basic, – conducted for 3 years, implemented in VII-IX grades; […]

Georgia’s New President for Peace, Consolidation, and Reconciliation

Georgia’s New President for Peace, Consolidation, and Reconciliation

Newly elected, the 5th, and the first female President of Georgia (as well as in the South Caucasus) Salome Zurabishvili held her New Year 2019 Speech in front of the new presidential residence – the Orbeliani Palace, renovated historical building, initially built in the 18th century, and belonging to one of the most famous noble […]

Big Victory for Georgia’s Westernization Progress: Visa Liberalization

Big Victory for Georgia’s Westernization Progress: Visa Liberalization

Significantly for the post-Soviet states, including the ones in the South Caucasus region, the EU has conducted ‘Visa Liberalization Dialogues’ with three Eastern Partnership countries, namely Ukraine, Moldova (the country has already obtained the right to visa-free travel in April 2014) and Georgia. Through these dialogues, the EU has taken gradual steps towards the long-term […]

Cultural Heritage of Georgia: Davit Gareja Cave Monastery

Cultural Heritage of Georgia: Davit Gareja Cave Monastery

On the border with Azerbaijan, the ancient monastery complex of Davit Gareja (or Gareji) is one of the most remarkable of Georgia’s historic sites. Its uniqueness is heightened by a lunar, semi-desert landscape that turns green and blooms with flowers in early summer. Davit Gareja comprises of about 15 monasteries spread over a remote area […]

The South Caucasus: Real Needs in the Permanently Changeable Environment

The South Caucasus: Real Needs in the Permanently Changeable Environment

Daily observation of the life quality in Georgia, as well as in the other two South Caucasian countries justifies the picture shown in the latest numbers; Caucasus Barometer 2015 regional dataset (Armenia and Georgia) says the “most important issue facing the country” in Georgia is “unemployment” (55%), while the second place is – “poverty” (15%). […]

Is Democracy Consolidating in Georgia?

Is Democracy Consolidating in Georgia?

According to the preliminary results provided by the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia, as an outcome of the Parliamentary Elections held on October 8, 2016, three parties would enter the legislative body of the country through the proportional list out of 25 election subjects that have crossed 5% barrier: 1. the ruling party, pro-Western […]

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