DVV International in Georgia

Map of Adult Education Centers in Georgia

Hansita  - DVVI office cat © Lima Momandi

Sewing course at Koda AE center © Madona Oqropiridze

Sewing course at Kharagauli AE center © Giorgi Mukhuradze

Masks sewing course at Leliani AE center © Nana Nersezashvili

Sending masks from Leliani AEC to the Lagodekhi municipality @ Nana Nersezashvili

Sewing course at Leliani AE center © Nana Nersezashvili

Director of Ambrolauri center delivering masks to the Amnrolauri mayors' office @ Lika Katsitadze

Adult Education Festival, Tbilisi, 2016 © Nana Chabukiani

Europe Day, Mr. President Giorgi Margvelashvili  visiting Koda Community Education Center’s desk, Tbilisi, 2017 © Lela Matiashvili

Street Art. Celebrating International Day of Older Persons in the frame of the project “Active for Life” Tbilisi, October 1, 2015 © Nana Chabukiani

Street Art.  Celebrating International Day of Older Persons in the frame of the project “Active for Life” Tbilisi, October 1, 2015 © Etuna Chubinidze

Horn Processing Course, Shaumiani Community Education Center, 2012 © Duda Borga

Final Training Day of the Project “Young Bloggers from South Caucasus”, Tbilisi, 2015 © Nana Chabukiani

Exhibition of the Center of Contemporary Art © CCA

Fashion show by the participants of the project “Once Upon a Conflict: Arts for Confidence Building”, Turkey, 2014 © Sopho Miminoshvili

Interview with Giorgi Zatiashvili © Ninuca Bagratishvili

Opening of the Social Enterprise at Koda Community Education Center, in the framework of the project “People on the move”, 2017 © Lela Matiashvili

Crisis Response – The Role of ALE in Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

About us

DVV International Georgia Country Office was established in 2002. With a considerable part of the Georgian population having yet to integrate into the country’s young market economy, education for poverty reduction, active civic participation, and long-term development remains at the forefront of DVVI’s agenda.

Already for years in a row, DVVI follows a threefold strategy. On one side it supports the institutional development of the education sector and its relevant actors. On the other side, DVVI implements direct delivery projects that address issues of poverty and a sustainable environment. At the same time, DVVI tries to draw more political attention to somehow neglected Adult Education (AE) and development issues.

As the leading professional organisation in the field of AE, DVV International strives to introduce Georgia to the principles, values, and practices of Lifelong Learning (LLL) which are essential for enabling citizens to pursue opportunities for themselves, their communities, and the whole country.

The overarching aim of DVV International Georgia is to foster the enduring development of the non-formal AE system. To that end, the European model — with an emphasis on the German Volkshochschule — was tailored to the peculiarities of the Georgian populace.

DVV International Georgia implements projects with the financial support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ); the German Federal Foreign Office (AA office); the European Union and the UN agencies.


The main focus of work


  • Poverty reduction by providing assistance in career planning and the employment process; 
  • Programmes and activities focused on knowledge and skill acquisition, and on the development of small businesses and entrepreneurial initiatives;
  • Programmes for increased cultural and civic consciousness;
  • Conflict Resolution and Peace Building;
  • Networking;
  • Professionalisation of AE through structured capacity building programmes for educators and trainers and the inclusion of AE training programmes in the curricula of formal education;  
  • Advisory and advocacy measures and lobbying for the strengthening of AE institutions and structures in the country shall lead to the recognition of AE as an independent education sector and integral part of LLL; 
  • Internationalisation of AE by using European expertise and initiating joint projects and activities with German Adult Education providers.

Adult Education Festival

Young Bloggers from South Caucasus

Filled with the Theatre Spirit


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