Before undertaking any future
activities, it should be assessed if OSCE can contract the
local NGO directly, which would make more funding available
for direct project costs and increase the involvement of the
NGO, in this way raising their confidence and build further
A proper mechanism for assessing
the impact on the target group should be considered. One
option would be to have the age of voters covered as part of
Some materials as caps, pens and
stickers did not have the OSCE logo. This may be stressed in
future projects. Also, the efficiency of this kind of material
as a tool in voter education is very difficult to evaluate.
PHASE I PROJECT
Voters between 18 and 30 years of
age in many cases are especially passive. However, this age
group may be reached by “special events” in which celebrities
are participating. Such events should contribute to the
readiness to cast one’s vote and raise awareness of electoral
issues in a more effective way.
The National Council of Youth
Organizations of Georgia (NCYOG) together with IRI carried out
the Project jointly in 22 towns in the regions of Georgia. IRI
and NCYOG organized meetings of Georgian celebrities with the
population. Actors of the Pa-Séance TV show created an informal
atmosphere for the discussion of election related issue with the
populations in the regions of Georgia. Each meeting consisted of
a show performed by creative teams increasing awareness of the
population on electoral issues as well as public entertainment.
The meetings took place in the halls of regional culture
centers; duration of each meeting was 2 hours.