The Parliament of Georgia seeks to become more transparent and accountable to its electorate, making it easier for citizens to obtain information about its recent activities and decisions.
Due to the nature of the Parliament’s work, it is sometimes difficult for the institution to communicate news in simple language that can be easily understood by the general public.
To support the institution to overcome this challenge, PMCG has provided assistance to the Parliament’s PR department, the main mediator between the institution and the public.
PMCG’s team conducted special trainings for the PR department to enhance its skills of conveying legalistic language in a simplified way, so that even members of the public with no knowledge of the relevant area or issue can easily digest the information.
Participants were introduced to contemporary formats of news, logical structure, values and objectives, specification of publications for online and printed media. Recommendations for parliament’s newsletter and web-site development were also issued while the training session was full of practical examples and assignments. A follow-up session for discussion of home assignments will be conducted as well.
The project is implemented under the USAID Good Governance Initiative program in collaboration with Tetra Tech ARD.