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HEKS-EPER Georgia

HEKS-EPER Georgia

HEKS-EPER Georgia is committed to justice, peace and integrity. All people have a right to live safe, dignified lives free from all forms of oppression. HEKS-EPER Georgia’s values command respect for people of all cultures and religions. HEKS-EPER Georgia helps individuals in need, irrespective of their nationality or religion. HEKS-EPER Georgia works in 2 domains: Development of Rural communities and Conflict transformation. The target groups reached by HEKS-EPER Georgia projects are rural populations True to the course pursued by HEKS-EPER Georgia, disenfranchised people, members of minority groups, women and young people take center stage.
For more information visit HEKS EPER Georgia website: www.heks.ch/en/worldwide/europe/georgia/

Promoting Citizen Engagement for Economic Development (PROCEED)
With the support of the European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), HEKS EPER Georgia implements project Promoting Citizen Engagement for Economic Development (PROCEED) in Dedoplistskaro municipality.
Project duration: 2016-2020
Total budget: EUR 2 million
Overall objective of the project is to contribute to the reduction of poverty in the Dedoplistskaro municipality of Kakheti region. Specific objective of the project is improved community members’ employment and income opportunities for an improved quality of life, with following outputs:
  • A replicable system of cooperation among local stakeholders (Local Action Group/LAG) to promote local development is operational and sustainable;
  • A local Development strategy for Dedoplistskaro municipality is developed by the LAG and supported at municipal level;
  • Mechanism to contribute to sustainability of the LAG, supported through the appropriate structures after the project ends, is designed together with relevant stakeholders and authorities
  • Capacity of farmers as well as tourism related and other businesses representatives have improved, resulted in improvement of employment and income
  • Social and economic services are improved in the municipality
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