There are agreements in place between Georgia and international organizations such as UNESCO (since 1995), ICROM, ICOM and ICOMOS. Georgia is included in HEREIN, the Participation Programme and the Creative Cities Network (UNESCO). Georgia is also a member of the BSEC (Black Sea Economic Cooperation) working group on culture and European Heritage Days (since 1999). Regarding the transnational organizations, Georgia has executed cultural agreements with the CIS, GUAM and BSEC countries.
Since 2001, Georgia has cooperated with the project STAGE (since 2005-2006, this project has been transformed into the Kyiv Initiative) and since 2005 has participated in the CoE / ERICarts comparative research project “Cultural Policy in Europe: a Compendium of Key Facts and Trends.”
Responsibility for the provision and monitoring of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (ratified in 2008)is carried out by the National Committee of UNESCO, under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Georgia participates in the EU Neighborhood Policy. The Twinning Project was implemented within the framework of the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme.
In 2010, Georgia ratified the European Landscape Convention and in 2011 – the Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society. In 2011 Georgia joined Eurimage.
From January 2015, Georgia became the first Neighborhood country to join the Creative Europe Programme. In 2016 Georgia joined the Council of Europe’s Cultural Routes project and the Ministry became a member of ENCATC.
By 2017, Georgia had become a member of the following international organizations: IFACCA, EUROPA NOSTRA, Bureau of the Steering Committee for Culture, and Heritage and Landscape.
In 2021 Georgia’s capital Tbilisi and the seaside city of Batumi joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. In 2021 Tbilisi became the World Book Capital within the framework of the UNESCO World Book Capital programme.