First Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Akaki Seperteladze presented 15 winners of an international competition Aliante 2010 with portable computers at MES. The competition is organized by the NGO “New Generation – New Initiative”.
Aliante is an international competition. Youth from different countries reveal their knowledge about NATO, safety and international relations. For the first time in the history of the competition, in 2010 the final round was held in Georgia – country that is not a member of NATO.
Teams who won the national competition competed in an international final round. 40 youngsters from Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Montenegro, Georgia, Czech Republic and Slovakia took part in it.
An international final of Aliante 2010 was held on June 28 - July 1 at Sachkhere mountain-training school. Participants had to fill the intellectual test as well as overcome the physical resistance. 7 teams with the best results were identified as the winners. 5 of them are Georgian teams and therefore Georgia holds the first place among the winners.
Georgian winners spent 10 days in Poland together with foreign peers. They were in Poland from July 26 till August 4. They visited Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Poland as well as Joint Staff of Poland in Warszawa. Guests also visited NATO Joint Force Training Center in Bydgoszcz and Air Force Bases.
The project was implemented with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, Information Center on NATO, the Ministry of Defene of Georgia, Office of the State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Sachkhere mountain-training base, Ilia State University and Tbilisi City Hall.