Regional Civic Engagement Week – “Citizen Voice in Election Process”
From September 19 to 23, Regional Civil Society Network (R-CSN), Network of Civic Engagement Centers and the Georgian Association of the Regional Broadcasters (GARB) with support from CiDA and EWMI ACCESS held the Civic Campaign – Citizen Voice in Election Process in 10 cities of Georgia (Telavi, Sagarejo, Marneuli, Rustavi, Gori, Akhaltsikhe, Kutaisi, Ozurgeti, Zugdidi and Batumi).
The purpose of the campaign was to bring priority issues from each region to the attention of the political parties and candidates participating in the upcoming Parliamentary elections. For this purpose 10 open public debates were held in the Centers for Civic Engagement with participation of the political parties and majoritarian candidates, local CSOs, media and interested citizens. The discussions were held in a Q&A format where politicians were invited to answer pre-defined questions prepared by local CSOs and to elaborate on their plans for addressing these problems, if elected. Up to 300 people participated in the discussions.
Georgian Association of the Regional Broadcasters (GARB) prepared 20-minute videos for each discussion. Videos can be downloaded from the links below: