The Institute for Strategic Initiatives (IPIS) is a Moldovan NGO established in 2016, uniting professionals with diverse views. IPIS works to address Moldova’s strategic development challenges from a non-political, non-partisan perspective. IPIS expertise covers four areas: good governance; conflict settlement and inter-ethnic consolidation; public involvement and participatory government; communications. IPIS is currently implementing the Project “Promoting social cohesion in Moldova through the study of Gagauz and Romanian languages in Gagauz-Yeri autonomous territorial unit”, funded by the Embassy of the Netherlands and SOROS Foundation Moldova. Implementation period: January 2021 – March 2022. The overall goal of the project is to support the preservation of the Gagauz language and culture and to bridge the cultural and linguistic divide, growing mistrust and alienation between Gagauz-Yeri ATU and the rest of Moldova. Project objectives are: – Improve the understanding on the overall framework for the functioning of the Gagauz and Romanian languages in Gagauz-Yeri ATU. – Facilitate institutional collaboration between the key stakeholders to achieve sustainable improvement in the study of the Gagauz and Romanian language in the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauz-Yeri. – Increase public awareness about the study of the Gagauz and Romanian languages in Gaguz-Yeri ATU. For more details on project activities please see the attached project summary. IPIS is seeking a local expert (hereinafter Expert) in order to support the implementation of the project with a particular expertise on multilingual education policies. The key tasks of the consultant are as follows: – Provide input for the report on the current […]
The project aims at strengthening resilience against disinformation in the Republic of Moldova with capacity building measures for civil society. In addition, the project is focused on the mutual exchange of experience and expertise with Germany and other EU countries as well as the EaP countries.
The project is implemented by The Institut für Europäische Politik based in Berlin (IEP) in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Initiatives of Moldova (IPIS) and the Institute for European Policies and Reforms of Moldova (IPRE) with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office.
Project implementation period: April – December 2021
IPIS budget: EUR 37,500
Journalists will continue IPIS’ work in investigating the use of budget funds intended to combat COVID-19
A group of journalists took part in a preliminary presentation of the IPIS analysis on the process of managing the foreign funds received by the Moldovan government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
IPIS’ analysis: In the midst of pandemic, the Government raised one-third of planned grant assistance
International loans provided in 2020 to Moldova by external partners kept the country’s budget afloat. In the form of loans, Moldova received 418 million euros, while non-repayable assistance amounted to about 33 million euros.
Media course for young people was launched as part of the project “#informMD – against misinformation in the Republic of Moldova”
Institute for Strategic Initiatives (IPIS) in partnership with Institut für Europäische Politik based in Berlin (IEP) and Institute for European Politics and Reform (IPRE) have launched a media course for young people, which is held within the project “infoMD – against misinformation in Moldova”.
The main goal of the project is to increase the role of women in peace building and conflict prevention and resolution in Moldova. Women from both the right and left bank of the Dniester River take part in the project. During the implementation period several seminars/workshops and discussion sessions are organized on-line, including a final high-level conference.
The programme is implemented with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland and Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.
Project implementation period: June – December 2021
Total budget: 22 000 EUR
Concurs pentru selectarea a doi experți pentru elaborarea studiului “Viziunile principalelor partide politice asupra dezvoltării sectorului sănătate”
IPIS implementează în prezent proiectul “Viziunile principalelor partide politice asupra dezvoltării sectorului sănătate”, finanțat de Fundația Soros Moldova.
Scopul general al proiectului este analiza, sistematizarea și prezentarea publică a politicilor în domeniul sănătății cu care vin partidelor politice, numitor comun între principalele forțe politice cu referire la politicile strategice în domeniul sănătății.
Promoting social cohesion in Moldova through the study of Gagauz and Romanian languages in Gagauz-Yeri autonomous territorial unit
The overall goal of the project is to support the preservation of the Gagauz language and culture, as well as, through the study of the state language, to promote the maximum involvement of the inhabitants of the Gagauz-Yeri autonomy in social processes and in governing the country. For this purpose, we have created a wide expert platform with the participation of specialists from Gagauzia, Chisinau and from abroad, we conduct focus groups and in-depth interviews, work on creating a road map for improving the study and functioning of the Gagauz and Romanian languages in the ATU Gagauz-Yeri.
Funding for this project is provided by the Embassy Office of the Netherlands in Moldova and the Soros Foundation Moldova.
Project implementation period: January 2021 – September 2021.
Total budget: 35,000 USD / 29,845 EUR
Dear colleagues, the composition of the Institute for Strategic Initiatives team has changed. The Board has approved Vladislav Kulminski’s resignation request as IPIS President. This position will remain vacant. Recall that IPIS includes executive directors Vadim Pistrinciuc and Inna Shupak, project coordinators Victoria Olari and Marina Tabarna, as well as media consultant Maria Levcenco.
The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has created a need for both national governments and international financial institutions around the world to respond at considerable cost. In this context The Republic of Moldova has made the call for humanitarian aid and requested IFI funding to overcome the effects of the multi-dimensional COVID19 crisis. Several of them have answered to Moldovan call and have allocated or initiated agreements for financial assistance packages. Along with the media, the CSO does not have the necessary expertise and experience to monitor how the funding is spent effectively. Thus, the fundamental problems the project will address is to help the investigative journalists to effectively monitor and investigate the way the financial assistance is paid.
This project is implemented with the kind support of the Soros Foundation Moldova.
Project implementation period: December 2020 – November 2021.
Total budget: 40,000 USD