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Informative Articles on Utility Services were Published as Part of Ongoing Visegrad Project at Energy Training Center under GNERC

With the support of the International Visegrad Foundation (IVF), information articles on the regulatory landscape of public utilities were published within the framework of the current project at the Energy Training Center under the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC). The authors of the document are the Research Center of The Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA) and the Partners for Climate Foundation, Poland (P4C).

The articles provide an overview of the current situation and legislative framework concerning utility services and the protection of consumer rights in the partner countries. The documents are posted on the project website: https://v4share.com/en/electronic-journal

With the support of the International Visegrad Foundation (IVF), the Energy Training Center under the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC) is implementing a project titled "Sharing the Experience of the Visegrad Countries on the Regulation of Utility Services".

Project partners are the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (Slovakia), the Charles University Environment Center (Czechia), and the Partners for Climate Foundation (Poland).

The project aims to leverage the expertise of Poland, Czechia, and Slovakia in utility service regulation. Through the study and analysis of existing frameworks, the project will identify best practices and promote capacity building among local actors. The project has launched a dedicated website, www.v4share.com.

The project encompasses developing a research document on the regulatory framework for utility services, preparing information on successful international case studies, generating articles by partners from Visegrad countries, and organizing educational events, including online training sessions and public lectures. The project activities will focus on the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. The project is expected to be completed in February 2025.

International Visegrad Foundation

The International Visegrad Fund (IVF) supports regional cooperation between civil society organizations to advance their relations, exchange and share ideas and promote mutual understanding. When promoting European values in Central Europe, IVF works towards a better-connected future.

Elizbar Eristavi Energy Training Center

The Elizbar Eristavi Energy Training Center (ENTC), founded by the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC), empowers stakeholders in the electricity, natural gas, and water supply sectors. Through education, awareness raising, and knowledge exchange, the Center tackles industry challenges, fosters collaboration, and drives innovation for a brighter energy future.

Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Slovakia

The Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA), a Bratislava-based think-tank, promotes informed foreign policy through independent research, thought-provoking debate, and practical recommendations for decision-makers. Founded on a commitment to critical analysis and public engagement, they offer diverse publications, host international expert forums, and empower future generations to navigate the complexities of global affairs.

Charles University Environment Center, Czechia

The Charles University Environment Center, as a part of Charles University, is the leading institution in environmental research, especially its socio-economic aspects. The Center provides advisory and expert support in the area of sustainable indicators and education, pro-environmental behaviour, and environmental and energy economics to the staff and students of the University as to the general public.

Partners for Climate Foundation, Poland

The Partners for Climate Foundation (P4C) serves as a catalyst for Poland and beyond on the crucial journey to climate neutrality. By sparking and supporting initiatives that curb CO2 emissions, P4C ignites tangible change on local and international levels. Driven by a vision of a healthier, more prosperous world, P4C relentlessly pursues a sustainable future for all.