On September 16, 2016, the Training Center presented the new website. Representatives of Election Administration, Political parties, local and international NGOs attended the meeting.
“I congratulate the Training Center with another success. This achievement is owing to tireless and dedicated work of the Training Center employees. As a representative of IFES, I would like to say that the Training Center has exceeded expectations with its effective work. This institution enjoys high reputation at the international level as well, and has set an example for the establishment of similar training centers for electoral administrations of other countries” – stated Nermin Nisic, Head of the IFES Project.
The content, as well as technical and visual aspects of the Training Center website has been revamped. Importantly, the Website corresponds to international standards, has been best streamlined and adapted to portable devices: mobile telephones and tablets.
Natia Zaalishvili, Training Center Director has highlighted other new services as well. Through the search system of the renewed website interested individuals will be able to easily obtain information according to the directions of the Training Center activities: in the training projects bloc information has been systematized according to target groups (voters, electoral administration, stakeholders), information can also be obtained according to the period of elections; A structurally new bloc developed about the certification exams enables users to receive exhaustive information about elections; a reference map of offered grant projects is another important novelty. The map contains detailed information about projects implementation by NGOs funded under grant competitions; the partnership bloc contains information about projects implemented based on proactive cooperation with electoral stakeholders.
It is important to note that the catalogues of statistical data are placed in a separate section of the website, providing access to relevant data according to the projects carried out by the Training Center, among them, broken down by gender. The website contains a new format of e-library, where, along with the training materials developed by the Training Center, electronic training programs are posted. To the extent possible, the mentioned training resources are available in ethnic minority, English and sign languages.
In cooperation with IFES, the Training Center plans to make the website accessible for blind voters as well.
Web-studio ArtMedia produced the website.