Final Press Conference within the project: LRED NET

On 25th of June 2015, in the conference room of the “OLD TBILISI” was held the final press conference for the project Local/Regional Economic Development Network as decisive leverage point for enhanced competitiveness in the Black Sea Basin regions (Black Sea LRED-Net).

Stakeholders and attendances were provided with the detailed information about the outcomes of the project, special stress was made on those local economic development cross-border initiatives that were figured out among the Black Sea Countries during the project implementation. For more information please follow the link: Joint PACA Brochure).


Training: “e-Fairs and Trade Networking”

On 25 June 2015, Caucasian Institute for Economic and Social Research held a second meeting with the Georgian entrepreneurs within the framework of the e-F+TN project, which aims toincrease trade and economic links, among the Black Sea countries (Greece, Georgia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Moldova) through offering the virtual trade environment, which plays an important role in boosting the trade relations.

Training was attended by the representatives of the following business entities: Beer Breviary “Zedazeni”, Vine Company “Bagrationi”, Dairy Products Company“Sante” and others.


Economic competitiveness analyze for of Dmanisi, Martvili and Samtredia municipalities

29.01.2015 - Caucasian Institute for Economic and Social Research (CIESR) with in the frames of EU funding project: “Local/Regional Economic Development Network as decisive leverage point for enhanced competitiveness in the Black Sea Basin regions”, has made and published bilingual booklets, describing competitive advantages and economic development perspectives for three regions (Dmanisi, Martvili, Samtredia).

Economic research and analyses of economic competitiveness done at Dmanisi and Martvili municipalities – project executors have made Dmanisi milk and dairy products, Ojaleshi breed wine and sapling nursery of Martvili value chain SWOT analyze, which revealed milk and cheese production, unique Megrelian vineyard pressed out wine and sapling nursery weak and strong points, danger and opportunity of planting in Dmanisi and Martvili, views and priorities have been generated. Given views and priorities will deliver production means to municipalities for future events and further agricultural development, supporting existing farming nursery garden, viticulture and wine-making development attracting local and foreign investments, as an outcome provides local population revenue growth. 


Training at CIESR: Virtual Fairs and Trade Links


On 27th of March 2015, at the office of Caucasian Institute for Economic and Social Research was held the training: e-Fairs and Trade Networking. Training was   held within the BLACK SEA CBC Programme financed project: e-F+TN: e-Fairs and Trade Networking. On the training were reviewed the following questions: the role of virtual fairs in today’s world economy, known trade fairs and the role in allocation of resources, functions of the virtual environment of the web-site created under the project: e-Fairs and Trade Networking.


AgroFoodTech 2015: Online registration for exhibitors and visitors


PRESS RELEASE 14/04/2015 -The e-F+TNproject organizes ‘AgroFoodTech 2015’, the first virtual trade fair on agro-food machinery and technologies targeting the Black-Sea region, and invites enterprises to register and participate either as exhibitors or visitors.

AgroFoodTechtakes place online, between 23 - 30 April 2015 through two separate virtual events: ‘AgroTech e-EXPO’ ( ‘FoodTech e-EXPO’ ( The joint event will also have a physical presence at the 6th International Exhibition IDMA 2015 of Grain Machinery and Technologies at Istanbul/ Turkey (23-26/04/15; stand B-18).