International Telecommunications and Information Center

26th May Square #2, rooms 613-614
Tbilisi, Georgia
Telephone: +995 32 98-77-97; +995 32 33-04-25
Fax: +995 32 98-77-97
Contact: Valeri Nanobashvili
The International Telecommunications and Information Center was established on March 9, 1995. The Union--International Telecommunications and Information Center (ITIC)--was re-registered on October 6, 1998. Primary goals of the center are to provide assistance in information exchange to Georgian NGOs by providing telecommunication services, IT transfer/training and consultancy, to conduct training courses for NGOs in computer and E-mail/Internet, to create and maintain database of Georgian NGOs which is updated and published every month.

Currently ITIC offers the following services:

Monthly Publications (1998):

Other publications (1997-98): Electronic Publications (1998): Other Permanently Active Programs Grants and Certifications Received (1995-99) Two certificates awarded by Save the Children/USAID for successful implementation of granted projects in 1997 (July) and in 1998 (April).

ITIC is seeking a partner organization from the EU to implement the BISTRO (TACIS) project in Georgia.

General Information on BISTRO

The BISTRO facility was set up with the overall objective of responding quickly to small-scale technical assistance projects in Georgia. It follows the same guidelines as EU Tacis as a whole, the main principle being the transfer of "know-how". The 1999 implementation budget consists of a facility amounting to 500,000 Euros.

The objectives of the programme are:

Areas of Co-operation and Activities Eligible

BISTRO is closely related to the areas of co-operation selected in the Tacis Indicative Programme 1996-99. These are in particular:

BISTRO activities relevant to the above-mentioned areas can be in the form of either or a mixture of: training activities (e.g. training courses, workshops, study tours) written expertise (e.g. studies)

BISTRO activities often complement or follow up on main Tacis projects. In these cases, no overlapping of the respective Terms of Reference is admitted.

BISTRO activities should normally not benefit one actor only but have a systemic impact, with results that can benefit a number of actors in a particular sector either directly or through repetition and dissemination.

Eligible Partners

Proposals should be submitted by a Georgian applicant jointly with an EU partner, which eventually becomes the Contractor.

Last updated:    November 1999

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).

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