Bucharest, February 2 to 3, 2015 – Study visit in Romania
Romanian Center for European Policies, together with Open Society Georgia Foundation organized a study visit within the project “Supporting the visa liberalization process in Georgia by providing assistance in the field of personal data protection and anti-discrimination”. The study visit was designed for a Georgian delegation composed of representatives from authorities with competencies in the field of personal data protection and non-discrimination, as well as members of the Georgian Parliament, civil society and representatives from mass-media with the aim of facilitating exchange experience with Romania.
During February 2, they attended meetings with representatives from the Legal, Discipline and Immunities Committee and the European Affairs Committee from the Romanian Parliament. The members of the committees shared Romania’s past experiences in the field of anti-discrimination and personal data protection. In the second day, meetings with National Council for Combating Discrimination and The National Supervisory Authority For Personal Data Processing were held. Georgian delegates were greeted with useful and relevant information by specialists from these institutions.
The project aims to strengthen the capacity of the Office of the Personal Data Protection Inspector in fulfilling EU criteria regarding data protection (section 2.3.4 of the Visa Liberalization Action Plan) and to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia in order to meet EU criteria on citizens’ rights and protection of minorities.
Donor: The project is funded by the Romanian Government, through the budget for Official Development Assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented in partnership with United Nations Development Programme Bratislava Regional Centre.