MEET THE FUTURE
The double degrees will be coordinated by the universities according to their bilateral agreements as well as a French-Georgian board gathering all the French and Georgians universities participating to the project, representatives of French and Georgian governments and donor organizations. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hire and pay for the salary of the integrated expert in charge of coordinating the project.
The ‘Molière Fund’ created in 2013 by the French Embassy and Chamber of Commerce and Industry France Georgia will be used in order to collect additional donations from the private sector in Georgia; In 2018, the statuses of the Molière Fund were extended in order to provide support for the FGU project, notably for the implementation of the communications strategy of the project. In order to pool all the individual applications to MIC funds, an ERASMUS + Consortium is created and coordinated by Rennes 1, to allow all the partner universities to apply for MIC support together.
The advantages of this Consortium is to ease the bureaucratic load of each university’s service of International Relations, to gain visibility towards the European Commission and to gain in flexibility regarding the allocation of the funds in order to ensure a full absorption of the funds. This consortium includes 15universities, gathering universities start are currently developing the pilot programs of the French-Georgian University and other universities that might be interested in developing such double degrees as well in the future.