From 31 July to 2 August, J.M. Standaert, country manager for Georgia, met the staff of GEA, Mr. Misha Kordzakhia, vice-president, Mr. Konstantine Nanobashvili, director, and Mrs. Elene Makarashvili, director, and discussed the proposal to set-up a new service center for the members of GEA. Mr. Henrik Zimmerman, project manager of the Bildungswerk der Wirtschaft Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (BMWV), attended the meetings as his organisation is also supporting the proposal from GEA to set-up a new service center for the members. At the end of the meeting a debriefing was given to the president of GEA, Mr. Meladze, who agreed with the setting up of a new service center and specially thanked DECP and BMWV for their precious support and cooperation . The staff of GEA will now finalise the feasibility study in the coming weeks.