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.
The only remaining obstacle to presenting the draft law to the plenary session of the parliament is the first hearing of the Sector Economy and Economic Policy Committee and this has been delayed for six months.
Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Europe Foundation is announcing an opening for the position of a Program Assistant, who, under supervision of the Program Manager will support effective implementation of the Europe Foundation’s strategy on civil society development in Georgia.
Friday, 08 January 2016
EPF encourages organizations that are working in the regions outside the capital to submit either an Inquiry Form or a Full Proposal from January 8, 2016 to April 8, 2016 to receive Strategic Grants, a new component of the Open Door Grantmaking program. Interested organizations will have a chance to submit proposals to receive Strategic Grants even after the above-mentioned deadline. However, if their projects are funded and successfully implemented, the authors of the projects submitted before April 8, will have a chance to receive additional funding from EPF.