The overall objective of the project is to make a substantial contribution to overcoming the social dividing lines of the EU rapprochement process in Moldova by promoting informed intra-societal dialogue on the values and norms underlying the Association Agreement and the concrete benefits of modernizing Moldova in the course of the EU rapprochement process.

To this end, the project has three specific objectives:

  • The opening of communication channels to those parts of the population far removed from the EU with the help of local and media communication formats.
  • To provide information on the advantages of the Association Agreement and the use of EU funding to young Moldovans and representatives of ethnic groups.
  • To communicate success stories of the support provided by the EU and its member states to the public and to promote civil society exchange with Germany on EU communication.

The program “EU in Moldova: Perceptions and Realities” is implemented by the Berlin Institute for European Politics in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Initiatives of Moldova (IPIS) and the Institute for European Policies and Reforms of Moldova (IPRE) from July 2019 to June 2020 with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office.