European cooperation is using a twinning project in Georgia to improve working conditions through its labour inspectors
Within the framework of the twinning project on improving employment conditions in Georgia, training sessions have been held to reinforce and refresh the knowledge of Georgian labour inspectors. The sessions in Tbilisi, took special care to comply fully with hygiene and safety measures necessary to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The training programme consisted of an introductory module on employment law, health and safety at work, the institutional and international legal framework regarding employment matters and its nationwide impact on Georgia, with an emphasis on the Association Agreement between the European Union and Georgia, and the competences, functions, rights and obligations and code of ethics and safety applicable to labour inspectors.
The training was delivered by project specialists from the Spanish Labour and Social Security Inspectorate in association with the Georgian Labour Conditions Inspection Department and the local project team in the country. They also received support from the Spanish diplomatic delegation in Tbilisi.
This training is considered essential to the success of the twinning project as it provides Georgia labour inspectors with tools to carry out their work, based on knowledge and theoretical and practical preparation for the reinstatement of their labour inspection system.
About the project
The European Union-funded project works to improve employment conditions and labour relations, as well as health and safety at work in Georgia, managed by a consortium led by Slovakia and of which the FIIAPP, the State Labour and Social Security Inspection Agency, are junior partners, together with Estonia.