The Economic Policy Research Center in cooperation with the Ministry of Education (for Civic Education Teachers) has launched a training programmer “Retaining Anti-Western Propaganda by Enhancing Education on Economic Aspects of Euro-Atlantic Integration”.
The first training was held on November 4th, in Rustavi, where following issues were discussed:
- Economic indicators of the EU; GDP, average income, social welfare mechanisms, market size, new market relations, main documents of economic regulation; assosiation agreement with the EU, DCFTA, its economic perspective and benefits for Georgia (liabilities and benefits, trade and its structure, regulations and their effects for the public; FDI,); Eastern European countries and European integration – economic effect of NATO membership for the baltic states; EU membership and its consequences (Poland, Romania, Hungary);
- Values, interests and security;
- Information war as tool for hybrid warfare: how influential can disinformation be for Georgia and all of us; Economic myths, their identification and response mechanisms.
The participant teachers have experessed their desire to continue their cooperation and to conduct similar training with pupils in future.
The next training is scheduled for 11th november in Akhaltsikhe.
The project is supported by the US Embassy Small Grants Program.