Informational-Training Course “Elections and Young Voter” Will Be Implemented with an Updated Concept in 2022. In cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, it is planned to increase the area of the training course this year. Implementation of the program elaborated by the Training Centre is provided in up to 300 public schools in 64 municipalities of Georgia, including the regions populated by the ethnic minorities.
95 trainers trained by the Training Centre will implement the project. Giorgi Sharabidze, Deputy Chairman of the CEC and Natia Zaalishvili, Director of the Training Center introduced the novelties of the training project to the corps of trainers. As they noted, the curriculum was updated in line with the complex task of developing young people as informed voters; XI-XII grade students will be introduced to new modules such as: inclusive election environment; the impact of the negative consequences of disinformation and hate speech on the electoral process; innovative services introduced by the Election Administration of Georgia to ensure the credibility and transparency of elections.
The duration of the course developed by the Training Center with the aim of raising students' electoral awareness includes three study days. Mock elections will be held in public schools in the format of practical teaching. With the purpose of promoting a culture of debate among the younger generation, debates will also take place with their participation. In addition, the organization of meetings of Election Administration representatives with the pupils is envisaged as a novelty, which gives them an additional opportunity to get information on the practical activities of the election administration from the first source, including the use of modern technologies in the election process.
Informational-Training Course “Elections and Young Voter” will be implemented in public schools through the period of March 15 April 4, 2022. Detailed schedule is available at the link - in Georgian (in case of any changes, the information will be reflected immediately).
The project has been implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia since 2015. About 13,000 young people from 738 public schools have participated in it up to day.