EPF’s Mission Statement:
To empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives.
EPF’s Engage and Monitor for Change program fosters the active and informed participation of Georgian community groups, CSOs and media outlets in the political and economic decision-making in their regions by building capacity among civic groups, encouraging monitoring and evaluation of policy reforms and facilitating public discussions, debates and network building.
The program is aiming at contributing to the process of Georgia’s integration into the European Union (EU) and wider participation of civil society in the process of alignment with European institutions through monitoring of the integration process, advocacy for reforms, and public awareness campaign.
The Youth Bank program helpს young people aged 16 and 21 to develop skills and resources to enhance their social and community functioning and increase opportunities for volunteerism and civic activism.
The Program promotes the development of social enterprises, as viable business model that operate primarily with social objectives as the ‘bottom line’ and which reinvests profits back into the social objectives of the business.
Open Door Grantmaking Program provides CSOs with one of the very few opportunities to be proactive in identifying and addressing local needs, developing fresh solutions and ideas to existing challenges.
The project aims to contribute to improved budget transparency and accountability.
On May 18, 2016, Europe Foundation (EPF) will be presenting the report Food Safety Regulation in Georgia: Assessment of Government’s Reform Efforts in 2015. Following the presentation and discussion, EPF plans to announce the start of the 2016 Best Food Enterprise competition and acknowledge the successful participants of the 2015 Best Food Enterprise of the Year competition. The event will take place during 10:00 – 13:00 at Tbilisi Marriott Hotel (13 Rustaveli Avenue).
Thursday, 05 May 2016
In observance of the Europe Day, Europe Foundation is announcing a photo contest – My Europe. The terms of the contest are easy: contestants should take a photo that reflects their vision of the Europe (the photo should be taken in Georgia) and upload it on EPF’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/epfound.ge/ with a hashtag #ჩემიევროპა. The author of the most-liked photo will receive an electronics store voucher for 300 GEL and the runner-up - a voucher for 150. The results will be counted and winners announced at 18:00 on May 13, 2016.
Wednesday, 04 May 2016
Europe Foundation invites applications for the grant competition on social entrepreneurship from civil society organizations, existing social enterprises and start-ups. The aim of the competition is to support establishment and/or development of social enterprises.