Representatives of the Foreign Affairs and International Projects Department of Kutaisi City Hall held official meetings within the project "Journey" in the city of Vinnytsia, Ukraine
On 4th March, 2019, the Kick-off meeting of the partners of the project – ‘Joint Organization to Unit Rural networks of Entrepreneurial Youth’’ with the representatives of the Foreign Affairs and International Projects Department of Kutaisi City Hall, Vinnytsia Regional Association of Local Self-Government Bodies and other partners were held. From the side of Kutaisi City Hall the meeting was attended by the Head of Foreign Affairs and International Projects Department, Shorena Khukhua and the main specialist of the same Department, Ana Chankvetadze.
The project started on 15/12/2018 and will be finished on 14/11/2020. The project is implemented by Ukraine Vinnytsia Regional Development Agency and aims to facilitate the exchange of good practices in the field of business start-up, development and consolidation for youngsters and local stakeholders in rural areas between Ukraine, Georgia and Azerbaijan; to support the development of entrepreneurial skills and culture in Rural Youth as the category who have fewer possibilities for self-employment by presenting the possibilities represented by agro-tourism, the cooperative movement, rural business, etc. Target group of the project is youth from Vinnytsia region (Ukraine), Ganja (Azerbaijan) and Imereti region (Georgia).
The meeting was opened by the Head of Vinnytsia Regional Council and Vinnytsia Regional Association of Local Self-Government Bodies, Anatolii Oliinyk; later, First deputy Head of Vinnytsia Council Andrii Hyzhko and Head of Secretariat of Vynnytsia Regional Association of Local Self-Government Bodies. At last, Olha Oliinyk, the project coordinator presented small presentation about project, its aims, goals and objectives. After this, all the partners of the project did small presentations about their organizations. On the behalf of Kutaisi city Municipality, the main specialist of Foreign Affairs and International Projects Department of Kutaisi City Hall Ana Chankvetadze presented small presentation about Kutaisi City Hall, its works, ongoing projects and their expectations referred to this project.
In the second part of this project, with the project coordinator, representatives of the partner organizations discussed the future plans of the project and its different levels of implementation.