When: Friday, January 24, 2020 00:00 - Saturday, January 25, 2020 00:00
The Christian- Democratic People’s Party (CDPP) and the Christian Democratic Institute (CDI) in Georgia, members of the ECPM family, organized jointly a conference on the Christian- democratic principles as they are expressed in EU and in Georgia. The two-day event was attended by 60 dedicated CDPP national and local leaders, as well as academics, journalists, and other experts.
On the first day, speakers have presented the history of Christian politics in Europe, in Georgia and the Caucasus, as well as recent challenges and future perspectives. George Rukhadze, CDPP Acting Chairman, outlined his vision for promoting and reviving Christian- democratic values in Georgia and the region and ways to translate them into concrete political action.
On the second day, speakers focused on similarities and differences between Christian democracy in Europe versus Georgia and the region. The various areas influenced by Christian policies were discussed, from art to culture, to education and the economy. Key lessons were drawn from historical examples of success and the various ways they can be adjusted and adapted to Georgian reality. The event concluded with a lively Q and A session.
George Rukhadze, ECPM Vice-President, CDPP Acting Chairman
Giorgi Targamadze, former CDM and Parliament Minority Leader
Magda Anikashvili, former MP and CDPP board member
Nikoloz Laliashvili, former MP and CDPP board member
Giorgi Taktakishvili, Young Christian- Democrats Leader
Ketevan Bezhitashvili, CDI Secretary General
Egor Petrosyan, Professor at Yerevan State University
Khatuna Lagazidze, expert in Conservative politics
Vakhtang Gabunia, CDPP Regional Leader
 CDM- Christian- Democratic Movement of Georgia