Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, during today’s meeting with EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel, came up with an initiative to equate Georgian students’ tuition in Europe to that of their peers from EU member states.
Held as part of the Prime Minister’s official visit to Brussels, the meeting singled out education as a direction in Georgia’s cooperation with the EU that boasts the most tangible results through participation in relevant EU programs, including Erasmus Plus and Horizon 2020. The parties noted that engagement in these programs brings Georgia’s education even closer to the EU.
The parties discussed avenues of enhanced cooperation in the direction of students, science, and innovations, also prospects of the Kutaisi University’s accession to the infrastructure of European Universities.
The meeting was attended by Georgia’s Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani, Head of the Georgian Mission to the European Union Nata Sabanadze, and Head of the Government Administration Natia Mezvrishvili.