EPYRU workshop on Cross Sector Cooperation in Tbilisi, 4 July

   The EPYRU workshop "Capacity Analysis in the field of Cross-sectorial Cooperation for Youth Related Governmental Institutions" took place in the context of a three day “Eastern Partnership Conference: Promoting collaboration in the field of youth” organized by the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia.  (more...)

The workshop was dedicated to promote cross-sectorial cooperation on national level through providing expertise on best practices and know-how on the issues. Around 70 representatives from NGOs (operating in the capital Tbilisi and regions of Georgia), local municipalities and sectorial ministries participated in the workshop.

Around 70 representatives from NGOs (operating in the capital Tbilisi and regions of Georgia), local municipalities and sectorial ministries participated in the workshop. Ms. Evgeniia Petrivska, key expert on youth policy at EPYRU and Mr. Behrooz Motamed-Afshari, international youth policy expert, made presentations and shared information. Training sessions on “the best practice of cross sectorial collaboration” and “cross-sectorial collaboration in the field of youth policy” were moderated by Rati Cheishvili, key expert on youth policy and action plan making process and Ms. Rodami Tsomaia, Regional Peace and reintegration Network respectively. After these sessions, in the scope of working groups participants defined challenges and elaborate their recommendation on fostering cross-sectorial collaboration in the field of youth.

According to the recommendations of the working groups the following are amongst the principal challenges : lack of communication between stakeholders; information shortage in remote areas; lack of evidence based policies/programs; distribution of competences between stakeholders. Possible solutions to address the challenges: trainings, experts’ missions, workshops and roundtables, study tours, active engagement of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia as a facilitator (leading agency) for cross-sectorial cooperation.

See photos from the workshop