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Development and Support for Youth

Based on historical sources, we can confidently say that the Caucasus region has long been home to people of different nationalities, beliefs, and ideologies who worked together to achieve universal well-being. As early as the 17th century, the Georgian scientist, writer, and politician Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani wrote the famous fable – “Power is in Unity,” which today is the motto of Georgia and occupies a worthy place on its coat of arms; Given these values, it is not surprising that Georgia is the initiator of the revival of the idea of a United Caucasus.

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“Power is in Unity”

It is true that the events of a few decades ago have been painfully left in our collective memory, but it has been said and proved that time is the best healer. The ability to escape painful memories from the past allows us to renew a relationship and start writing the brand new chapter together from a clean sheet.
Educated Young People for Successful Business serves precisely this purpose. The Chamber of Business of Asia and the Persian Gulf recognizes that economic interests are a strong motivator and may serve as a basis for closer ties between the peoples of the Caucasus, the Organization, therefore, developed a plan to bring young people together and to arise interest in each other’s culture.

We all know that the primary condition for the development and progress of the state is educated youth, especially for a country that is one of the unique in the world with cultural and historical potential, and consequent. Given this fact in consideration, BCAGC aimed to:
A) Raising knowledge for the next generation in specific areas that will help young people in personal (intellectual, moral) and career (professional) development;
B) Demonstration of tourism potential in Georgia;
C) Laying the foundation for a new business within the framework of the program – Young Start-ups.

Within the framework of the project, cultural integration of Georgian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Abkhazian, and Ossetia young people should take place in the shared space.
For reaching the goal, together with various specialists, BCAGC will organize a so-called Expedition Route, during which the new generation will get acquainted with the history, culture, old customs, traditions, and cuisine of different parts of the country.
This activity allows the participants to present their country from a new perspective to the whole world and show them essential aspects of hidden, cultural heritage;
This kind of activity will enable participants to present the country to foreigners, which will raise awareness of the state and increase its tourism potential.
We should set economic perspective aside: with the help of young people, it will be possible to mobilize business ideas, see the issue from a new angle, and lay a practical basis for future business partnerships.

A vision of the issue from a new business perspective will be possible through youth, giving rise and implementation of new ideas. The involvement of specialists and public/international organizations, such as representatives of various academic circles and agencies listed below, is essential in the project:
• Enterprise in Georgia;
• Ministry of Education and Science;
• Ministry of Culture, Sport, and Youth;
• Partnership Fund;
• Grant issuing Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture;
• Various international organizations: GIZ, USAID, EBRD, World Bank, Embassy of Japan, Embassy of Switzerland, etc.

BCAGC should form Groups based on age categories (14 – 18 and 18-23) familiar with the following topics:
A) Ancient Civilization of Kolkheti and Iberia: Students will get acquainted with eco-villages within this event with traditional architecture, cuisine, agriculture, and the environment. The visitor will travel to the past and share the life typical of a particular era.
B) Presentation of the historical-cultural heritage of Transcaucasia (Georgian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Abkhazian, etc.).
Each interested person – regardless of origin – can take part in the event. The plan’s primary goal is to establish a tolerant relationship and a peaceful neighborhood, which ensures the initiation of intercultural dialogue in the long run.