Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Georgian Committee

24th October, Tbilisi

Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Georgian Committee is organising a conference devoted to the rights of internally displaced persons and the importance of the support of their football teams. This is important as there is violence and conflict in Georgian football that needs to be addressed. A research about the situation of football clubs in exile in Europe, the problems these clubs face and how to preserve their structures will be carried out. The results of the research will be presented at the conference, which will host various famous sports persons and entities such as: internally displaced veteran football players; coaches like Otar Gabelia and Vladimir Gutsaev; current representatives of internally displaced people’s football clubs Dinamo Sokhumi and FC Tskhinvali as well as governments in exile (from Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions), sports journalists (including Tengiz Pachkoria), professorship and students of Sport University and Caucasus International University.