Cultural Relations and Greek Community
The main on-going Greek cultural activity in Georgia is the Programme for the Teaching of the Greek Language and Culture at the University of Tbilisi and schools in various regions throughout the country financed by Greece in cooperation with the Georgian Ministry of Education.
The main organisation for greek culture is the Institute of Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Tbilisi which in June 2011 organised a conference on Greek-Georgian cultural relations.
The Greek Community
The Greek diaspora in Georgia is nowadays estimated at between 10.000 to 15.000 people. The numbers have dwindled due to the large wave of repatriation to Greece over the last few years, as well as emigration to Russia. Greeks in Georgia have established the Union of Greeks in Georgia, which also maintains a Greek Cultural Centre.