The Council of Europe plans to launch online courses for representatives of local authorities in Georgia. For this purpose, the Council of Europe announced a tender among IT specialists who will provide technical assistance in the development of relevant content. As noted in the document, which RT has read, the tender is being implemented as part of the project “Strengthening participatory democracy and human rights at the local level in Georgia.”
As noted in the document, this CoE project in Georgia aims to increase the protection of human rights and “democratic public participation” in decision-making at the local level. Its total budget for 2020-2023 is €900,000.
“To assist in the implementation of the project, the Council of Europe is looking for no more than three contractors with experience in the field of IT support and web development and (or) adaptation of online courses for local authorities,” the Council of Europe said.
Contractors will, among other things, develop and adapt the technical aspects of online courses, as well as engage in the production of audio and video materials.
According to political scientist Ruslan Balbek, such projects are tools to promote the “ideals” of the West.
“In this case, decision-making centers at the local level are subjected to massive indoctrination. Thus, Western institutions ensure their influence in the region using the methods of unstructured management. As a result, the leadership of the regions, instead of reflecting the will of the Georgian people, is implementing the interests of the West, ”he commented in a conversation with RT.
Earlier it became known about the CE program to involve schoolchildren in Georgia in “democratic processes”. This project includes the development of methodological guidelines for schools and collaboration with the country’s national education authorities.