The center offers services to Guria region.
Municipalities within the Guria region are: Ozurgeti, Chokhatauri and Lanchkhuti.
Population: 110 500
Area: 2 958 km 2
Address: Ozurgeti, #14 Chavchavadze Street
The center offers two types of meeting spaces:
Large conference room for 60 persons
Small conference room for 15 persons
Ozurgeti center opened on 4 November 2011. The center became a hub for the civil society in
Ozurgeti which initiates and filters the issues to be put in the agenda for discussions and at the
same time offers the general public accessible and equal for everybody space for dialogues.
Since the opening day the center has hosted some 2500 meetings which were attended by
some 3500 citizens. The center has been maintaining the image of an accessible, democratic
space whose services are actively used by civic organizations, state and self-government bodies,
commercial organizations, media and ordinary citizens.
By the initiative of the Ozrugeti center some 160 public lectures were held. The lectures aimed
at supporting the general public to actively participate in the decision making process. The
activities carried out by the center facilitated to bringing up the issues of the city’s urban
planning such as creating public and recreational areas on the civic and political agenda of the
city. As a result of the advocacy campaign carried out between 2014 and 2016 the citizens
contradicted the decision of the local self-government to start construction within the limits of
the city parks and squares. In 2017 Ozurgeti center together with other civic organizations was
actively involved in the campaign to maintain the municipal status for Ozurgeti. The center
worked on issues such as protection of cultural heritage, ecology and reflecting on the
memories of the past. The activities carried out by the center facilitated to the establishment of
self-organized interest groups that later on transformed into civic organizations.
From 2012 during the pre-election period, on the voting day and after the elections the
Ozurgeti media-center provides all election subjects, the election administration and Georgian
and international organizations, as well as journalists, observer missions and other civic groups
with neutral spaces to hold briefings, press-conferences, presentations, election debates,
meetings with citizens/voters, trainings, working meetings and other types of events. During
the pre-election period all 10 centers of the network host events that aim at disseminating
information to the general public regarding the candidates, their election programs, voter list
formation, voting procedures and other relevant issues. On the voting date the center works