Project was launched by cooperation of CEC of Georgia, International Fund of Electoral Systems (IFES) and Center for Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Trainings, thus, in December 14-21 of this year, debate expert of St. Louis University - Diana Carlin visited the Election Administration of Georgia.
Project shall cover three rounds; first round (15-16 December) included training held by CEC and Center trainers at the Hotel “Bets” on debate culture. Trainers were introduduced with debate types and debate leading culture, acquired practical experience and relevant skills.
On 19th day of December, second stage shall cover Diana Carlin arranged trainings for Caucasus University, Sokhumi University and Guram Tavartkiladze University students, who are passing election law course at law clinic of the Center, she gave open (public) lecture on debates, she introduced students with major aspects for participation in debates, she talked about the rules and values, which should be well observed during debates, answered to their questions and shared her experience.
On the third stage of the project, by assistance of Center trainers, students shall arrange student debate club on 21st December, at conference hall of the CEC of Georgia.
Representatives of IFES, CEC and the Center attended the event.