The CEC and the Training Centre continue active cooperation with higher educational institutions of Georgia.
At this stage, undergraduate and graduate students of Alte University and Ilia State University Law Faculty/Law School are taking the authorial program of the Training Centre in electoral law, in the format of a Legal Clinic. Young people participating in the program intensified with practical training components meet the representatives of the Election Administration and experts in the field.
The next informational meeting was held on November 11-12, 2022, which was devoted to the discussion of such important topics as: negative impact of disinformation and hate speech on election processes. Natia Zaalishvili, the director of the Training Centre, and Nodar Melashvili, the representative of the Information-Analytical Division of the Strategic Communications Department of the CEC, met with the students on the mentioned issues. The students get acquainted in detail about the ongoing activities of the CEC in order to prevent disinformation in the election process, among them, they received information regarding educational-informational projects implemented in cooperation with the Election Administration and the Training Centre, which is focused on increasing the awareness of citizens about the election processes and novelties.
The meeting with young people was conducted using a hybrid methodology (face-to-face and remote format). The prepared information materials were also uploaded to the students’ portal Argus in the study materials section.
In the Autumn semester of 2022, the beneficiaries of the Legal Clinic program are about 140 students. The mentioned educational platform aims to deepen the professional knowledge of young people and strengthen their civic awareness in the election direction.