Cooperation between the municipalities of Alytus and Georgia Ozurgeti continues
On the first week of July, a delegation from Ozurgeti municipality, Georgia, have visited Alytus district. Alytus District Municipality Administration is implementing the project “Promoting Women’s Social and Economic Empowerment in Ozurgeti: Transfer of Alytus Region Experience”, aimed at improving the social, economic and legal situation of women in the Ozurgeti region.
During an exchange of experience visit, representatives of Ozurgeti municipalities, communities, and women's organizations visited Pivašiūnai, Mikalava, Punia, where guests were presented with examples and opportunities of women's economic and social activity. During the visit, the delegation met representatives of local communities, women's organizations, and participated in the State Day celebration in Daugai.
The delegation from Georgia included Constantine Sharashenidze, Mayor of Ozurgeti Municipality, Nana Tavdumadze, Municipal Assembly Director, Gia Ebralidze, Deputy Governor of Guria Region and members of Municipal Council and Administration.
The Mayor of Alytus District Municipality Algirdas Vrubliauskas welcomed the cooperation and jointly implemented projects.
"We are pleased that our municipalities are cooperating and have successfully implemented various projects funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union in the sphere of social and entrepreneurship promotion," said the Mayor.
Municipalities have been cooperating for 9 years. The partnership between Alytus district and the Ozurgeti municipalities started in 2010. In 2011, municipalities have signed a cooperation agreement in the economic, cultural, educational, tourism and social fields.
The project, worth EUR 20 350, is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme and by the contribution of the Alytus Region and Ozurgeti municipalities.
Information from Alytus District Municipality