Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn is today in Tbilisi, to launch together with Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, the European School in Georgia, the first European School outside EU borders. The joint initiative will lead to the establishment of a school for Georgian students, as well as students from across the region, to follow an education model based on European and international values of multiculturalism, peace and tolerance. Commissioner Johannes Hahn said: “As European Commissioner, my priority has been to help young people in the countries neighbouring the European Union by providing them with more opportunities, developing their skills and fostering their employability. In this context, we have doubled our funding in the Eastern Partnership for youth and education and achieved significant results. The launch of the European School in Georgia is an excellent example of our commitment to bring tangible benefits to the lives of citizens.” The School will be built next to Tbilisi's Lisi Lake, and is expected to open its doors to the first cohort of students in 2023. Students from Georgia, as well as from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine, will be able to follow a unique curriculum that meets the high demands of the Georgian, European and international education systems. More information is available here. Commissioner Hahn delivered a speech earlier this morning. Photos and videos of the visit will be available on EbS. The EU – Georgia Relations factsheet is also available online.
- Publication date
- 16 September 2019
- Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations