Ten years of ENPARD in Georgia: more than 2,600 jobs and almost 7,000 people gained new skills
November 16, 2022

Ten years of ENPARD in Georgia: more than 2,600 jobs and almost 7,000 people gained new skills

The EU-funded ENPARD programme, with a total budget of €234.5 million, has summed up its 10-year work in Georgia. 

Since 2013, the programme has assisted in aligning the country’s institutional, legal and administrative systems with EU standards and introduced European models of rural development.

The final conference in Tbilisi highlighted the following successes of ENPARD’s third phase:  

  • More than 2,600 jobs were created or retained in key areas of the programme, two-thirds of which (1,700) were held by women;
  • Almost 7,000 men and women in rural areas acquired new skills for employment through vocational education;
  • The Local Action Groups (LAGs) established under ENPARD III have equal numbers of male and female board members, helping to ensure that strategic decisions about local development are made jointly by women and men.

“Rural development is an important cooperation area between the European Union and Georgia. Sustainable, inclusive and green rural economies push people out of poverty, create employment and set out a pathway to sustainable growth benefitting people and the environment,”  said Pawel Herczynski, Ambassador of the European Union in Georgia.

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