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Switzerland and Austria extend support to the National Animal Identification and Traceability System in Georgia

16.06.2020 — Press release Georgia

The representatives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) signed an agreement on the extension of support to the Government of Georgia to kick off a nation-wide Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS). The extension will allow to smoothly resume and complete the activities that were hampered amid the COVID-19 crisis.

 


When a pandemic strikes, just play along

28.04.2020 — Article Georgia
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organisation characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. For Marneuli residents this became a daily experience from March 23, when the government put Marneuli under quarantine on the grounds that the source of infection of the COVID-19 in the municipality could not be traced. From that day on, Marneuli residents acutely realized that they have been plunged into the global health and economic crisis.


Swiss travellers abroad should register on the "Travel Admin App”

19.03.2020 — Press release Georgia
Bern, 19.03.2020 - Earlier this week, the Federal Council called on Swiss travellers to return home quickly. In order to better support those who are still blocked abroad, they should register on the "Travel Admin App" of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA.


REMINDER to Swiss nationals visiting Georgia

19.03.2020 — Position Georgia

Der Bundesrat ruft Schweizer Touristen und Geschäftsreisende auf, jetzt in die Schweiz zurückzukehren und ihre Reise selbständig zu organisieren. 

Le Conseil fédéral invite les touristes et les voyageurs d'affaires suisses à rentrer maintenant en Suisse et à organiser leur voyage de manière autonome. 

Il Consiglio federale invita i turisti e i viaggiatori d'affari svizzeri a tornare in Svizzera e ad organizzare il loro viaggio in modo autonomo. 

The Federal Council invites Swiss tourists and travelling businesspersons to return to Switzerland and to organize their trip autonomously.


Female photographers ‘talk’ about tabooed social issues

08.03.2020 — Article Georgia
Stories are shaped by those who write, who create. In the modern world of abundant information, there is a growing need to tell the stories about people and social issues from diverse perspectives – from a female perspective. In 2018, SDC’s Regional Arts and Culture programme started to announce annual grants for female photographers from the South Caucasus to cover social issues and use the medium of photography as a powerful tool of storytelling. Through tailor-made mentoring, the female photographers also learn every nook and cranny of photography.


Boosting Rural Access to Public Services: New Community Center Opens in Racha

15.01.2020 — Article Georgia
Residents of Chrebalo and around 3,000 people of some seven nearby villages will now have improved access to over 200 public and private services. Local inhabitants of those mountain villages will be able to enjoy public services offered by the Public Service Development Agency, the National Archive of Georgia, the National Agency of Public Registry and Social Service Agency along with the services of private companies Magticom and Liberty Bank, directly in their village.


Strong Municipalities for Stronger State

22.12.2019 — Article Georgia
Seven municipalities in western Georgia will receive in total GEL 670,000 assistance to support local economic projects with a focus on environment and agro-tourism.



The Caucasus Mountain Forum – a Step towards Addressing Climate Change

01.11.2019 — Article Georgia
On 30 October – 1 November 2019, Ankara hosted the Second Caucasus Mountain Forum (CMF) with an aim, inter alia, to formally approve the Caucasus Regional Research Agenda. The Agenda is of vital importance given the lack of regional studies of climate change effects on shared ecosystems and resources critical for economic development.


Inauguration of the new Embassy in Tbilisi

28.10.2019 — Press release Georgia
The Swiss delegation headed by the President of the Swiss Parliament, Mrs. Marina Carobbio Guscetti, visits Georgia to inaugurate the new Embassy of Switzerland in Tbilisi and to hold official meetings with Georgian dignitaries.



Switzerland and Georgia strengthen cooperation in the field of migration

17.09.2019 — Press release Georgia
Switzerland and Georgia are strengthening their respective efforts to tackle irregular migration. State Secretary Mario Gattiker and Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs  Vakhtang Gomelauri signed a joint declaration in Tbilisi on 16 September. Since 2018 Georgia is 5th on the list of countries of origin for asylum applications in Switzerland. However, Georgian nationals have almost no chance of being granted asylum in Switzerland. To resolve the challenge related to unfounded asylum applications, Switzerland and Georgia have implemented different measures and are closely collaborating in the field of migration.

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