Innovation Zone (I-Zone)
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Address:||Melikishvili #13 0179
|Region:||Central and Western Asia|
|UN Languages:||Russian, English|
Other:'Human rights, health and others'
||Innovation Zone Georgia (I-Zone) is a newly registered NGO, which was established on the basis of an initiative group. This group launched a project known as “Desovietization” (2010-2011) – for consisted of a series of public debates, lectures and film screenings in the eight regions of Georgia. I-Zone’s mission is to promote and promote the principles of an open society in Georgia through educational projects and initiatives. I-Zone’s goal is to advocate specific problem-solving techniques through alternative, innovative approaches in the framework of cultural, scientific and art-projects.
I-Zone works to create networks between different, independent initiative groups, citizens and governmental institutions; they facilitate creating platforms for communication and knowledge/experience sharing purposes.
The organization received a DAPC grant in 2011 for the project “Virtual Platform” with the aim to create an online, virtual platform as an open space for anonymous discussions about the problems and challenges related to drug abuse, drug addiction, drug use prevention, education and societal stereotypes and perceptions of these issues. The anonymity promotes uninhibited dialogue on these issues and helps programs aiming to support vulnerable groups, identify rehabilitation opportunities and other social reintegration issues.