On March 28-31, participants from the youth organization of Georgia’s governing party, the United National Movement’s (UNM) made a study visit to Brussels. The four-day program arranged by the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation included visits to the European People’s Party’s headquarters, European Commission, NATO headquarters, Embassy of Georgia and European Parliament.
The purpose of the visit was primarily to raise awareness about the European Union and understanding of the membership process in the next generation of Georgian politicians. The participant also had time to network and made important contacts for the future.
A EU- and NATO-membership is of highest interest for the UNM youths. The main topic of discussion during the study visit was Georgia’s European integration but also the NATO enlargement process.