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 Act Now / Rapid Response Grants Program

  1. The citizen group Dopomoga Ukraini –უკრაინისთვის – launching an informational page that offers consolidated information about the free services and other types of support offered to Ukrainian citizens in Georgia. The page brings together verified resources on a number of topics, including medical services, legal assistance, accommodation, education, psychological services, and employment opportunities. Its associated Facebook group, which already boasts membership of more than 2.7 thousand people, aims to serve as forum for Ukrainian citizens to communicate their specific needs and receive assistance.
  2. Orbeliani Georgia – #MoreForUkraine event – Holding the solidarity fair for Ukrainian citizens in Georgia MoreForUkraine which brought together more than 50 businesses, NGOs, universities, and consultants who offered Ukrainian attendees various services, legal advice, educational and employment opportunities available to them. A crowdfunding campaign was also launched prior to the event through the Orbeliani Meti platform, which aims to create targeted and ongoing assistance for specific needs communicated by Ukrainians living in Georgia.
  3. Solidarity Community – Awareness-raising campaign in upper Ajara to counter pro-Russian narratives and reduce the influence of radical groups. The project team will hold informational meetings and discussions with teachers as well as any interested citizens in the municipalities of Khelvachauri, Keda, Shuakhevi and Khulo. The Solidarity Community will also coordinate its efforts with local and Tbilisi-based civil society organizations that are working on countering disinformation and propaganda.
  4. World Experience for Georgia  – Assessment of the short and medium-term impact of the war in Ukraine on the energy security of Georgia. The project team will develop policy papers outlining the current threats against Georgia’s energy sector in the short and medium-term. The policy papers, which will also provide concrete and actionable recommendations, will be presented to the Government of Georgia and disseminated to the public.
  5.  The online media platform Indigo – Developing media products on some of the most debated issues related to the Russia-Ukraine war and its impact on Georgia. The topics will include: Georgia’s immigration policy toward Russian citizens; Georgia’s economic dependence on Russia; Georgia’s EU integration perspective in the context of the war; Russia-Georgia post-war relations; and Georgia’s relationship with the West.