Estonia has supported Georgia since 2000, and Georgia has been a priority country for Estonian bilateral development cooperation since 2006. Estonia supports Georgia’s integration with the European Union and is ready to offer assistance to facilitate the realization of the Association and Free Trade Agreement. In 2021, Estonia adopted the Estonia-Georgia Development Cooperation Land Strategy 2021-2024, which reflects Georgia’s needs and determines development directions and areas in which Estonia can offer added value.

Estonia supports Georgia’s integration with the European Union and is ready to offer assistance to facilitate the realisation of the Association and Free Trade Agreement. Estonian development cooperation in Georgia focuses on strengthening democratic state structures and systems, supporting entrepreneurship, and improving the quality of education.

Since 2000, Georgia has been supported by Estonian development cooperation in the amount of nearly 14 million euros. During this period, 419 projects have been implemented in Georgia. As of September 1, 2022, there are 16 ongoing projects in Georgia.

Global Sustainable Development Goals in Georgia

Priority Areas of Estonian Development Cooperation in Georgia

  • Education – updating the education system to the needs of the labor market; developing digital competences
  • Entrepreneurship – supporting the development of small businesses; introducing the principles of creating start-ups and involving women and young people in entrepreneurship
  • Democracy and good governance – promoting the implementation of the EU Association Agreement and the reform agenda; involving civil society in governance and the shaping of reform processes; promoting awareness of the EU; promoting gender equality and the rights of women; supporting for regional development

Relevant Documents

Ongoing projects in Georgia

Project Project Dates Project Implementer
Sustainable agriculture practices and biodiversity protection in Kakhetia 01.09.2021–30.12.2022 NGO Peipsi Koostöö Keskus
Strengthening Democratic Processes, Rule of Law and Good Governance in Eastern Partnership Countries 01.04.2018–31.12.2022 ESTDEV
Business ecosystem development in Georgia to mitigating the socio-economic consequences of COVID-19 01.02.2021–31.12.2022 NGO Loov Eesti
Introducing children safety education project “Protect yourself and help others” in Georgia 01.08.2021–31.12.2022 Eesti Punane Rist
Supporting students motivation to learn through raising their awareness about their own wellbeing and mental health status using Clanbeat application 23.08.2021–31.12.2022 Clanbeat Education OÜ
One Step ahead – Supporting Social Entrepreneurship in Rural Georgia 01.10.2021–31.12.2022 Peace Action Community Estonia NGO
Supporting IDP and conflict-affected women’s sustainable livelihoods through entrepreneurship in Georgia (2) 01.01.2022–31.12.2022 Eesti Pagulasabi
Act for the Environment! Keep it clean cooperation program in Georgia 01.09.2021–28.02.2023 NGO Let’s Do It World
Enhancing health and well-being of young people by supporting the development of youth friendly services in the primary healthcare in Georgia 01.09.2021–28.02.2023 Eesti Seksuaaltervise Liit
SpeakTX – empowering the personnel of educational institutions and supporting the study process of students in Georgia 01.09.2021–31.03.2023 Cognuse OÜ
Training of future Georgian public service leadership 01.09.2021–31.08.2023 Eesti Diplomaatide Kooli SA
Building a legislative framework for securing Georgia’s strategic assets 01.09.2021–31.08.2023 Tallinna Tehnikaülikool
Development of Rural tourism services in Dedoplistskaro region in Georgia 01.10.2021–30.09.2023 NGO Eesti Maaturism
Going Global Georgia 2 – Training Georgian SMEs on online marketing and e-export 01.01.2022–31.12.2023 SA Tartu Loomemajanduskeskus