European standards and child labor in Georgia – Council of Europe organized the training for the labor inspection service

The Council of Europe Project”Strengthening the protection of social and economic rights in Georgia“organized a training session for the labor inspection service on child labor and European standards. The training expanded the knowledge, capacity and experience of labor inspection staff, which should help participants to effectively control child labor in Georgia.

During the training, participants received information about national and international child labor regulations and inspection standards. The training was interactive, with participants discussing the alignment of national regulations with European and international standards regarding child labor. The participants highlighted the challenges of local legislation and discussed possible solutions. The training identified issues that require close cooperation between parties to prevent hazardous child labor and strengthen the protection of children's rights in Georgia.

Monika Smush-Kulesza, – international expert of the Council of Europe, PhD, acting judge and lecturer at the University of Lodz, and Lela Gvishiani, – national consultant and expert in labor law and social rights, led the training. The international expert presented in detail the European and international child labor standards and controls, while the national advisor discussed the child labor regulations in Georgian legislation.

The event was organized as part of the Council of Europe project “Strengthening the protection of social and economic rights in Georgia”. The project is part of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2020-2023.