During 2020, the IPIS team is running a program called “Vocal social campaigns at the local level”. The programme includes six seminars in three regions of the country: North, Centre and South. Participants in these workshops will gain practical skills and knowledge to achieve their goals by working with local authorities and promoting their initiatives through communication campaigns. The IPIS program “Vocal social campaigns at local level” is implemented within the Grant Programme “Development of civil society at local level in Moldova”, financed by the EU and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS).
The Transnistrian Dialogues is a programme of the Institute of Strategic Initiatives aimed at reducing the dividing lines between the two banks of the Dniester River by creating a platform for interaction between their populations. Every year, we are selecting 40 people and creating conditions for their rational dialogue. The programme is implemented with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Moldova.
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.
The program “EU in Moldova: Perceptions and Realities” is implemented by the Berlin Institute of European Policies 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.
The Institute for Strategic Initiatives launched the IPIS Leadership Academy with the support of Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Over the course of three months, the young people selected will learn new skills in a variety of areas such as good governance, foreign policy, conflict resolution, communication, stage presence, digital democracy, and others.
IPIS partnered up with the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE) to implement a research project on National Minority Participation in Public Life in Moldova. The research, commissioned by the OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities, will serve as an important stage in the implementation of the new National Strategy for Consolidation of Interethnic Relations, adopted by the Parliament of Moldova in 2017.
The Project “Bridging the Divide between Moldovans – Building a Real Agenda for Citizens” is funded by the European Endowment for Democracy and is a 2-tier initiative. The project provides support for the full institutionalization of IPIS as a center of expertise in the areas covered by its strong team. Additionally, the project envisages starting a discussion in the Moldovan society on the real agenda of issues faced by Moldovans – as opposed to the fake agenda imposed by politicians and vested interests – via public debates, publications and video materials.
The project “With face towards the people» is an IPIS media project, supported by the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). Within the framework of this project, our media expert, journalist Maria Levcenco, will host a television talk show following a format that is completely new for Moldova. You can see the new format in October of this year, when the first edition of the show is set to air on one of the Moldovan TV channels.
The project “We all are Moldova – what do we know about each other” supported by US State Department is mainly devoted to the ethnic communities of the country. As part of this project, we are shooting a series of video clips that cover 10 different ethnic parts of Moldova. In addition, we plan to conduct a series of seminars in different regions of the country about the detrimental effect of hate speech over the social dialogue in our country.