The project is being implemented with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland, with the participation of the Speaker of the Parliament of Switzerland, Marina Carobbio Gushet and the Government officials.
The Chair of the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee, Sofo Kiladze emphasized the tolerant character and experience of the Georgian people to have lived and interacted peacefully with different ethnic groups.
“Integration of ethnic minorities is an important precondition for stability in the country. The law stipulates that foreign-born citizens of Georgia shall have the right to receive full general education in their mother tongue, while the school protects the individual and collective right of minorities to freely use their native language, maintain and express their cultural identity. In spite of the reforms implemented by the Government, first of all, we should mind increasing the involvement of minorities in local self-government, public and private sectors”, - Sofo Kiladze commented.
As part of the project, members of the EMC team will exercise close cooperation with politicians and civil society representatives, who will be submitted the research outcomes and proper recommendations on ethnic groups.