EU initiates two new projects in Georgia
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 26
By Tamilla Mammadova - Trend:
The EU started two large projects of development under the motto The EU in Svaneti, Trend reports with reference to apsny.ge.
Projects are developed and supported by the European Union, Embassy of Sweden and the Austrian Development Cooperation.
The first project - "GRETA" will promote improvement of the business environment and creation of new opportunities of receiving income in mountain tourism and organic agriculture of Georgia. The project also aims to support Georgian small and medium enterprises.
The second project “Implementation of the LEADER approach in the municipality of Mestia to improve the standards of living in the highland regions of Georgia” aims to improve the living conditions of vulnerable households in remote highland regions of Georgia and support their economic and social welfare by applying the European approach.
LEADER is a program event of the European Union, which has supported innovative projects in rural areas since 1991.
“In the coming years, we are striving to contribute to the sustainable development of rural areas and the creation of long-term jobs in Svaneti. Our ultimate goal is to improve the lives of citizens in this mountainous region,” said Vincent Rey, head of the cooperation section of the EU Delegation in Georgia.