Istituto cultura italiana (NGO)
Istituto cultura italiana (NGO) is a non-profit organization operating in the linguistic and literary field, active in Tbilisi (Georgia). It has two complementary aims, that is promotion of Italian culture and language in Georgia, with an inclusive and democratic orientation, and of Georgian culture at abroad, and specifically in Italy and other European countries.
From the beginning of its activities the organization has combined its cultural offer with an information processing work, with a strong emphasis on media literacy and the conscious use of new technologies.
Since 2022 we entered into an agreement with University for Foreigners of Siena for the provision of CILS certificates of Italian language. With the official CILS certificate students can: comply with the requirements to obtain scholarships provided by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (they require a B1 level) enroll to a University course in Italy (required level, B2) comply with the requirements to obtain a residence card permit in Italy (required level, A2)
European voluntary service - European solidarity corps
Since 2016 Istituto cultura italiana joined the European voluntary service programme (EVS, following ESC) hosting European young people in Georgia to foster intercultural exchange, contributing to the renovation of democratic, educational, social, and civil structures in Georgia, and involve young people in activities useful both for the local community, and for their personal and professional growth.
During several projects, we have been leading an editorial board with volunteers for digital publishing, we have been organizing a language club and intercultural exchange involving the local community, organized workshops and lectures at other organizations and institutions, and carried out daily work on media-literacy and the conscious use of new technologies.
The most recent activities have focused in the learning and the preparation of a MediaWiki installation, completed with all Wikisource tools, and prospective activities are expected to include open-air initiatives in the social-care and societal/environmental fields.