The Delegation of the European Union to Georgia together with the EU Initiative “Mayors for Economic Growth” (M4EG) Secretariat held the “Mayors for Economic Growth” Pioneer Projects’ Launch Ceremony in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The three pioneer projects to be implemented by Bolnisi Municipality, Gori Municipality, and Tbilisi City Municipality within the framework of the Mayors for Economic Growth Initiative have been competitively selected by the European Commission during the Call for Proposals from the local administrations of the Eastern Partnership countries, and have received the total of around 1,4 million Euro of grant funding.
Mr. Carlo Natale, the Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, congratulated the winners and reinstated the EU commitment to support positive transformations in Georgia where they are needed the most. “Municipalities can make real changes on the ground with a direct impact on economic growth and living conditions of the population. This is why EU strongly supports local authorities to become active facilitators for sustainable development and economic growth” – he stated.