Center for Civil Integration and Inter-Ethnic Relations (CCIIR) is a non-governmental/research organization established in 2005. Since then, with the financial support of different donor organizations, CCIIR has been implementing projects address the needs and demands existing in education system of Georgia and elaborating recommendations for improvement of education policy. The mission of the organization is to support the integration process of ethnic minorities in Georgia through empowerment, advocacy, capacity building and education interventions enabling them to be equal participants of social, cultural, political and economic life of the country.
CCIIR's multilevel approach includes but not limited to:
- Policy study & analysis - in this regard CCIIR conducts comprehensive researches and continuous monitoring activities, provides dialogue with policy makers.
- Multilingual/multicultural education - the organization raises awareness of the diversity in Georgian, supports development of tolerance, participates in development and introduction of multicultural education programs/curriculums at the universities.
- Literacy & bi-literacy - in this regard CCIIR supports improvement of reading literacy in ethnic minority school children through development of leveled readers, various teaching, learning and methodological resources; creates e-learning platforms.
- Teaching Georgian as a second language - to this purpose the organization implements programs for quality improvement of state language instruction at bilingual ethnic minority schools of Georgia.
- Teacher professional development - in this direction CCIIR conducts training seminars and workshops in bilingual teaching methods and strategies, provides development of pedagogical approaches that support intercultural relationships.
- Publishing - CCIIR publishes policy documents/research reports, academic, methodological, instructional materials, textbooks, dictionaries, journals, electronic products etc.