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Christian- Democracy in EU and Georgia

When: Friday, January 24, 2020 00:00 - Saturday, January 25, 2020 00:00
Where: Tbilisi

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[1] 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



[1] CDM- Christian- Democratic Movement of Georgia