On September 14,15,16 Tbilisi International Summit of Crafts and Design ETHNOFEST-2022 was held for the 4th time. It is one of the largest platforms for crafts makers, designers, entrepreneurs, retailers, experts, commercial agents, buyers, and the general public in the South Caucasus region. During the Summit the Towards a Cultural Understanding of the Other- TOGETHER project banner was allocated in the central area of the venue and Natia Trapaidze, the Project Coordinator gave several presentations to all interested parties on the TOGETHER project goals, missions, and outcomes.

2020 was particularly problematic in Georgia in terms of human rights protection and equality. The COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences severely affected minorities. The pandemic has highlighted many systemic problems in the protection of freedom of religion and belief. The state failed to ensure freedom of religion and belief for all, neglected equality between religious communities, and the separation of religion and the state. In the light of the ongoing pandemic, the hate speech has intensified, especially acutely towards ethnic Azerbaijani and Muslim citizens.
Report of Public Survey Conducted for the Co-operation Project "Fight against Discrimination, Hate Crimes and Hate Speech in Georgia"
Intercultural Competence is a mindset/skill set that includes cultural self-understanding and understanding of others. It is more even an asset in diverse environments in an increasingly globalized world where we interact with people from different cultures, ethnicities, religions, race, socio-economic background, nationalities, etc. shaped by different values, beliefs, and experiences.
Cultural sustainability relates to sustainable development and highlights culture’s important role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs build upon the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), whose agenda was pursued from 2000 to 2015. The new 2030 Agenda was adopted in 2015 and aims at 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets.
Talking about the interconnection of intercultural dialogue and sustainable development, it means the open and respectful exchange of views between people and groups belonging to different cultures, in order to seek and re-invent more creative ways to live and develop together in well-being.
Each country celebrates Christmas with its own unique traditions.
Georgia is a multilingual and multiethnic country. Recognition of minority languages and respect for their speakers contributes to social cohesion and enhances the in-country civic integration process.
One of the main characteristics of the 21st century is that of a multicultural society. People of all different origins and cultures move towards developed or safer parts of the world. They seek better opportunities and options for themselves and their families that they cannot find otherwise in their current social contexts.
Cultural diversity is an essential condition of human society that was true even in ancient societies, like the “metics” in ancient Greece. They were foreign-born individuals seeking economic opportunities in prosperous old Greek city-states like Athens.