Cooperation with Masaryk University

Within the framework of a bilateral agreement between the Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) and the Georgian Association for Cultural Relations, Romana Masarykova spent weeks in Georgia. During her internship, she was involved in numerous activities and become an active organiser of our events in Rustavi and participant of events organised by our partners in Tbilisi.

Her summary about the internship is below.

In June 2019 I had the opportunity to do a 3-weeks internship at Georgian Association for Cultural Relations in Georgia. Despite its short time, the internship gave me a great experience in working at an NGO and get me familiar with the working processes and working environment in an NGO.

Within my internship I got the chance to attend the First Educational Tool Fair which was held in Tbilisi and was organized by Academy of Peace and Development. Besides meeting new people from all corners of the Europe, the event was a great place to learn about the newest educational tools used in both private and public sector. The conference offered workshops on various topics, such as peace education, engaging youth in civic leadership and livelihood development in rural areas, enhancing youth programming on municipal level, engaging NEET youth in non-formal education activities, prevention of violent extremism and many more.

With the cooperation of GACR, Rustavi Rotary Club and Rustavi Municipality I was also offered an amazing chance to lead a group discussion with young people of Rustavi (a smaller town 30km outside of Tbilisi). We spent a pleasant evening talking about volunteer and internship possibilities for young people from Georgia and many various ways they can apply and seize the opportunity the EU is offering.

Stepping out of my comfort zone and traveling to Georgia was from all points of view a great decision. Georgia is a country full of kind people, delicious food and beautiful nature, so it definitely was a good destination for taking an internship.

Romana Masaryková