From Tolerance to Civil Integration supported by EED (Germany) was held at Sheraton Metekhi Palace on April 7, 2008. Presentations on the work carried out within the framework of the project “From Tolerance to Civil Integration” were made by ICCN staff members. Challenges facing religious and ethnic minorities were presented and discussed.
The Conference was opened by ICCN Director George Khutsishvili. The presenter introduced major outputs of the EED supported programme “From Tolerance to Civil Integration”.
Presentation of the work carried out within the framework of the project by the Civil Council for the Protection of Basic Rights and Freedoms was made by ICCN staff member Lela Kartvelishvili. Rusudan Gotsiridze (ICCN) presented the book “Religious Diversity in Georgia”. Research conducted in the framework of the EED project “The State of Minorities in Georgia: situational analysis” was presented by George Nizharadze.
Vitali Nabiev, of the Iezids Community in Georgia, and Koba Chopliani, Coordinator of the Ethnic Council at the Public Defender’s Office, discussed the main challenges facing religious and ethnic minorities in contemporary Georgia.