RESEARCH ON CIVIC ENGAGEMENT TO BE PRESENTED AT ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY
On 6 October 2017, at 15:00, at Ilia State University (ISU) room A 101, ISU students will present to the audience the research conducted in 5 Georgian universities aiming to determine students’ knowledge on and attitudes to civic engagement (activism). The findings and recommendations of the research will be discussed at the meeting.
In Georgia, civic engagement is low among the youth and mainly involves political actions and participation in decision-making processes aiming to address issue of public concerns. Developed democratic countries are faced with significantly different situation in this regard.
The audience will have the possibility to pose questions, share their ideas on civic engagement and get envolved in the discussion.
In October 2016, implementation of three-year international project “Curriculum Reform for Promoting Democratic Principles and Civic Education in Israel and in Georgia”(CURE) was started. Georgian, Israeli, Austrian, Estonian, Swiss, British and Polish universities are engaged in the project.
Civic Development Institute cooperates with students at Georgian universities with regard to empowering practical aspects of civic education and developing civic activism.
The discussion of the research is conducted in cooperation with Ilia State University and Civic Development Institute.