EU will assist Georgia to meet conditions set out in Association Agreement, Visa Liberalization Action Plan, as well as participate in EU research and cultural programmes
State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Victor Dolidze and European Commission Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn signed a Financing Agreement launching the 2016 Technical Cooperation Facility.
Through this programme, which will run until 2024, the European Union will allocate GEL 83 million (EUR 32 million) to Georgian public institutions to help them comply with commitments set out in the EU-Georgia Association Agreement and Visa Liberalization and Readmission Agreement as well as support participation of Georgian beneficiary institutions in select EU Programmes.
"The European Commission has stood by Georgia during its significant reform process and will continue providing support for Georgia on its European path. We will also intensify our cooperation with Georgia as the regional frontrunner in the preparatory process ahead of this year's Eastern Partnership Summit" said Commissioner Hahn.
Among other, the programme will provide support to the Georgian government in the following migration issues: improvements to safety of travel documents, migration management at local level, advice on adopting a human rights centred approach in migration and border management, and risk analysis (pre/on/after entry).
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