On 9-13 October, experts from Estonia and Poland will visit Georgia to share best practice in cinema digitalisation processes and film distribution mechanisms in the EU.
The expert mission has been organised through the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument of the European Commission (TAIEX), in cooperation with the Georgian National Film Centre.
Using examples and concrete case studies from their countries, the EU experts will show how the Audiovisual Media Services Directive of the EU is being applied. They will also talk about how Poland and Estonia went through the transition to a post-socialist model to assist their Georgian colleagues in addressing the issues that they are now facing.
The experts will also formulate concrete recommendations for the development of cinema halls and a film distribution system in Georgia.
TAIEX is a demand-driven tool that supports partner countries with the adaptation of national laws, regulations and quality standards to match those of EU Member States in the framework of Cooperation or Association Agreements signed with the EU. In the Eastern Neighbourhood, TAIEX works with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.