The European Union will allocate EUR 27 million to Georgia to help improve management of the job market and linkage between education and market needs.
Funding was made available under Eastern Partnership Integration and Cooperation (EaPIC) programme, which was launched in 2012 to provide additional funding, on top of already committed, to those Eastern Partnership countries which make more democratic reform efforts.
Under this program Moldova and Armenia received EUR 35 million and EUR 25 million, respectively.
Last year Moldova was granted EUR 28 million, Georgia – EUR 22 million and Armenia EUR 15 million.
“This year three Eastern partners were rewarded for their efforts in democratic transition and their commitment to fundamental values. We hope that this group will grow bigger in the future,” Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, said on December 12.