The goal of the project – Improve young people’s knowledge and awareness of European values and Georgia’s European integration

The project target group is the Bachelor students of the Faculty of Engineering Economics, Media Technologies and Social Sciences.

Result of the project: Students will receive a wide range of knowledge on European ideas and European values, multilateral relations between Georgia and the European Union, the preconditions of European integration, and the dynamics of European integration processes in Georgia.

Understanding the importance of European integration in the development of the country will help them a lot. They will consider the importance of Georgia’s European integration values and will be able to actively participate in the dissemination and establishment of these values. They will be actively involved in international projects, both local and international;

Project implementation

  1. lecture course will be conducted in each academic year. The syllabus of the Course will be prepared in September of the first year of the project. The lecture course will be prepared and printed. The electronic version of the lecture course will also be available for students; A learning of the common European idea will be conducted considering cultural-historical and political-economic factors and participation of Georgia in this process within the lecture course. The evolution of the European idea will be studied chronologically within the course. The lecture course will also study the development of European integration processes in Georgia since the day of its independence.
  2. The conference will be held once per year – three times throughout project. Preparatory works consider to disseminate information for those interested in participating the conference, as well as to prepare and print conference materials. The conference will be attended by students and teaching staff of different Universities of Georgia as well as foreign guests.

After completion of the conference, the magazine “Georgia and Europe” should be published, where the topics of the participants of the conference should be placed. The editorial staff of the magazine will include famous foreign and Georgian specialists of the field. The information will be disseminated via the website of the project, through Erasmus, Georgian Technical University and Faculty of Media Technologies. Information about the event will be disseminated in Georgian and English.

Learning Course goal is to teach students: The gist of the European ideas and European values; EU role in development and security of Georgia; EU Neighboring and Eastern Partnership Programs and Projects; Associate Agreement importance for the prospects of Georgian Euro integration; Using in the practice of the gained knowledge on Euro integration issues.

The methodology of the teaching content

During the lecture course, the relevant activities of teaching and learning methods will be used:

  1. The verbal or oral method which is based on lecture, narrative, speech, etc. In this process, the teacher verbally delivers the learning material to the students, explains the learning material, and the students learn, realize, and pick it up actively.
  2. The written working method which implies the following types of actions: make extensions and records, summarizing the material, compose the theses, abstract or essay, and so forth.
  3. The explanatory method which is based on a discussion of the issue. The teacher provides a concrete example of the content of the material, which is being discussed in detail within the topic.
  4. The demonstration method this method involves the visual representation of information. It is quite effective in terms of achieving the result. In many cases, it is best to provide students with audio and visual ways simultaneously.
  5. Discussion/debate that raises student participation in the learning process and also the quality of its activity. Discussion can lead the way to the debates and this process is not only limited by pedagogical issues. It develops students’ ability to judge and justify their opinion.
  6. Study of cases (Case study) which discusses actual cases with students, and they will study the issue thoroughly. For example, in the field of engineering security, it can be a discussion of a particular accident or catastrophe, in Political Science, for example, the analysis of the Karabakh problem (Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict) and etc.
  7. Induction Method which determines the form of transmitting any knowledge, when the process of thinking in the process is focused to generalize from the facts, in other words – when the material is transmitted from the concrete to the general.
  8. The deduction method determines the form of any knowledge transfer, which is the logical process of discovering new knowledge based on general knowledge, in other words – the process is going from general to concrete.
  9. Analysis method helps to break down learning material as a whole component into consisting parts. This simplifies the detailed coverage of individual issues within a difficult problem.

Dissemination and exploitation strategy

Information about the project progress and results will be disseminated in Georgian and English languages through Erasmus, Georgian Technical University, and the Faculty of Engineering Economics, Media Technologies and Social Sciences (where this course will be conducted).

The dissemination of information through electronic means will facilitate informing of direct and indirect benefits to the project progress; the electronic version of the lecture course “European Idea and Euro Integration of Georgia” will also facilitate dissemination of information on European ideas, values and European integration issues directly and indirectly in target groups.

Indirect beneficiaries of the project will be political and public organizations, state and foreign political institutions, generally, the representatives of humanitarian, social and other fields, Professors and students interested in European history and European integration.

The project will be interesting for the wider community as well, for whom future and European orientation of Georgia, respect for Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic values, and facilitation of dissemination of these values in the country is valuable.

Information about the conference will be disseminated both in the Georgian and English languages through the website of Erasmus, Georgian Technical University, and Faculty of Media Technology. Students and Professors from GTU and other Universities of Georgia will take part in the conference. Foreign specialists will also participate in the conference.

Dissemination of the conference materials will be done via the magazine “Georgia and Europe”, which will be available in libraries, as well as an electronic version. The users of the e-version will be political and public organizations, the state and foreign political institutions, the humanitarian, social, and the representatives of other fields of knowledge, Professors, and students who are interested in European history and European integration issues.

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