Tbilisi (Georgia) 3-5 October 2019

LOOKING AT EUROPE FROM THE EAST

The agenda in PDF format is available here: ENTO StudyLab in Georgia-17.9.2019

Day 1: Thursday, October 3

11:00

Orientation Meeting at the Hotel Citadines Lobby

12:00 – 14:00

Visit to Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA)

Welcome Speech by the Rector, Marine Iose

Welcome Speech by the President of ENTO, Paolo  Crugnola

Presentation of GIPA university – Zhana Antia

Workshop “Georgian local government system and reform of public service” – Special Guest: Natia Gudava, Head of Professional Development Unit at Municipal Service Development Agency

14:00 – 16:00

Lunch

16:00-17:00 

Workshop – “Georgia towards EU”, lecture by former president of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili –  “Frontline” café and discussion center

17:00 – 19:00

Sightseeing tour of Old Tbilisi

19:00

Welcome dinner in Old Metekhi Restaurant

Day 2: Friday, October 4

10:00 – 11:00

Visit to Public Service Hall

11:30 – 12:30

Visit to Emergency and Operative Response Center

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 -15:30

Local Governance Integration in EU – Workshop with Tamar Taliashvili, Vice-President of Congress of EU Council in Georgia

16:00 – 17:00

Visit to museum of occupation

17:00 – 19:00

ENTO GA at “Civitas Georgica”

20:00

Dinner and masterclasses at Restaurant “Mravalzhamieri”

Masterclass: tasting chacha, preparing Georgian bread “Shoti” and making Georgian dessert, “Churchkhela”

 

Day 3: October 5         LEISURE AND SIGHTSEEING DAY

10:00

Leaving the hotel

11:00

Arriving to Uplistsikhe – Fortress of GOD (UNESCO world heritage center)

Uplistsikhe  cave town-fortress is situated on the rocky massif near Gori. The fortress is mentioned since I-II millennium BC. It was an important religious, political and cultural center in the Hellenistic and the late Antique periods, according to UNESCO.

13:00

Lunch at Gori restaurant “Josep”

14:00 – 15:30

Visiting Worldknown Dictator’s Museum – Arrival at I. Stalin Museum in Gori

According the Independent, this is the creepy attraction in Georgia that still worships the communist leader. This is the most authentic place to feel the Soviet era.

15:30

Leaving the museum

17:00

Breathing Angel’s Share – Visiting Sarajishvili Vinery to taste Georgian Brandy, that was the one to have license of using word “Cognac” for its products

18:00

Farewell dinner at Golden Mug “Okro’s Katkha”