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EU Ambassador: Assistance of Village Residents Brings Efficient Results

We have been successfully implementing programs for assisting and promoting village residents in Georgia, EU Ambassador Carl Hartzell noted.

At the international conference – “Village Development Policy 2020+, Introduction of European Practice in Georgia” he explained that EU assists 8 domestic groups and in 2019 4 additional groups will be also involved.

„it is important that local residents should be able to develop their communities themselves. Similar approaches bring real effect to village residents; and the 20-year history of EU proves this consideration. Similar approaches and ENPARD program have already justified in Georgia. At this stage, 8 domestic groups are involved and 4 other ones will be added thanks to positive experience. I had the honor to personally meet several similar groups and I am glad to see their enthusiasm and sense of responsibility”, he noted.

ENPARD program is being implemented in Georgia since 2013 with the aim to reduce poverty in Georgia. ENAPRD budget in Georgia for 2013-2022 makes up 179.5 million EUR.