Georgia joined the European Network of Memory and Solidarity as an observer and became the fourth observer country along with Albania, Austria and the Czech Republic. The decision was made on August 1 by the Network Board.
The European Network of Memory and Solidarity was created in 2005 under the agreement of five European states affected by totalitarian rule in the 20th century (Poland, Germany, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia). As a result, the Declaration was signed, which assesses and analyzes the effects of the wars of the last century, dictatorial rule, and ideologically motivated repression. Over the years, several countries have joined the network as plenipotentiaries and observers.
The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia considers the activities of the "European Network of Memory and Solidarity" important, especially as Georgia is one of the states affected by totalitarian regimes of the 20th century. As an observer, joining the network at this stage allows for a gradual planning of activities and a continued move towards further integration, which in itself is a step forward in the context of Georgia's rapprochement with EU structures and institutions.
Georgia will have an official representative in the network, Professor - Malkhaz Toria, who will participate in the activities planned by the organization on behalf of the country. The Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Poland has made a significant contribution to the country's networking process.