During April 18 through April 30, 2019, the Training Center held a training course for trainers. 111 trainers trained as part of the TOT program will deliver awareness raising and training course "Elections and Young Voters" to 11th and 12th graders of 145 public schools in 64 municipalities.
The aim of this initiative is to enhance electoral awareness of young voters and to promote raising their civic responsibility. According to the concept developed by the Training Center, through practical training employed in the training program, the students will learn about such important matters as: Historical overview of elections and modern times, elections and democracy, key principles and international standards of holding elections, gender equality, electoral administration and voters, other electoral stakeholders. The training program also envisages debates with youth participation. This component is a novelty in the training program and is aimed at promoting the development of the culture of debates among students.
At the end of the course, the students will hold mock elections, and a winning slogan on the promotion of environmental issues will be identified out of the slogans developed by the students.
The CEC and the Training Center have been implementing the above-mentioned project since 2015 in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Sciences, Culture and Sports of Georgia.