Open Call for EU-Supported Meliora 2024
The call is open for Meliora 2024 and the applications are being accepted by February 20, 2024.
The ‘Georgia’s Responsible Business Awards – Meliora 2024’ is supported by the European Union (EU) and Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), and implemented by the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), within the framework of the Civil Society STAR Initiative project.
Meliora aims at developing corporate responsibility in Georgia and promoting it throughout society. This annual competition awards business companies for their best initiatives and projects contributing to the development of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The “Georgia’s Responsible Business Competition – Meliora 2024” recognises winners in the following categories:
∙ Green Initiative
∙ Responsible Employer
∙ Responsibility in the Marketplace
∙ Supporting Communities
∙ Cross-sector Partnership
∙ Transparency and Reporting
∙ CSR Manager of the Year (Special Category)
∙ Responsible Large Company of the Year
∙ Responsible SME of the Year
The jury for the “Meliora 2024” competition are composed of distinguished international and Georgian experts from public organisations and academic circles on a local and international level.
The winners will be announced at the Meliora Awarding Ceremony attended by diplomats, Georgian government officials, local and international experts, and civil society and business representatives.
In the context of European integration, it is crucial to incorporate sustainable development and corporate sustainability as integral components of business operations. Business companies should regard corporate responsibility as a strategic aspect for future development. There is a growing trend where consumers, employees, and society at large expect companies to play a more active role in addressing environmental, social, and cultural issues. Competitions like Meliora play a significant role in assisting businesses to formulate and implement social and environmental projects, bringing them to the forefront of public attention.
About the project:
The project ‘Civil Society STAR Initiative: CSOs as Sustainable, Transparent, Accountable and Resilient Development Actors in Georgia’ is implemented by the Consortium led by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and composed of the following CSOs: Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Civil Society Institute (CSI), Center for Training and Consultancy (CTC), Education Development and Employment Center (EDEC), and Institute for European Politics (IEP).
About implementing organisation: The Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG) established in 1995 has successful experience in the field of civil sector development in Tbilisi as well as in the regions of Georgia. CSRDG has been focused on results that can improve the lives of individuals and societies in general. It was the first Georgian organisation that prepared and published: the sustainability report in accordance with GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) sustainability reporting guidelines; the first Georgian-language textbook on CSR for higher educational institutions; and comprehensive analytical research on “Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Sector’s Role” (analysis and recommendations for the Government of Georgia); Toolkit about CSR for SMEs; developed the Corporate Responsibility Information HUB; and established Georgia’s Responsible Business Awards Meliora.
For further information please contact:
Natia Chikovani, CSRDG, Public Relations Manager, (+995) 551 514514, firstname.lastname@example.org