Civic Development International Center (CDIC) is a Georgian non-governmental, not-for-profit organization, free from all political affiliations and governmental influence, devoted to promoting the process of building and developing civil society in Georgia. The activities of the CDIC support the establishment of the conditions of civic participation and the culture of strategic thinking in the organizational practice and social life in Georgia.
The problems of macro-social organization are the focus of the CDIC's interests. The CDIC strives to develop a national model of social organization for Georgia, taking account of historical conditions, the actual intellectual potential of the country, and the present state of social consciousness. The CDIC develops strategies for the development of various social systems, supports the design of their organizational structures, and promotes the process of change implementation.
The CDIC endeavors to establish ideas of an open society and economic freedom, promotes the realization of a corresponding ideology in adequate organizational forms, and consistently supports all social forces directed towards nation-building and the cultural integration of Georgia with the free world.
Main Goals of CDIC:
- Elaboration of the concept of civic development,
- research of the third sector's problems,
- research the historic sources and conditions necessary for the functioning of the civic society,
- initiation and facilitation of dialogue between NGO/BCOs and local government,
- and support for the creation of institutions (non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations, community based organizations, foundations, etc.) of civil society.
Last updated: December 1997
A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).