We continue our virtual tour through Moldova and meetings with local activists. This time, IPIS experts discussed with young volunteers from the Singerei district the existing instruments of social campaigns. Our team of experts talked about the existing ways and platforms of financing various initiatives – crowdfunding, how to get closer to your goal with the help of journalists, as well as methods of cooperation with local authorities. In the coming months, we will accompany the activists from the Singerei region in achieving their goals and implementing some projects. The meeting took place within the programme “Vocal social campaigns at local level”, which is implemented within the Grant Programme “Development of civil society at local level in Moldova”, financed by the EU and the Conrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS).
During an online meeting IPIS team met the volunteers from the Cimișlia’s Youth Centre and representatives of the Cimislia Local Association to discuss existing tools for social campaigns. IPIS experts shared their experience in effective communication with journalists and local public authorities. In addition, we talked about how to create an efficient NGO, as well as how to attract foreign funds that are destinated to Moldovan NGO sector. In the coming months, we will accompany the activists from the Cimislia region in achieving their goals and implementing some projects. The meeting took place within the programme “Vocal social campaigns at local level”, which is implemented within the Grant Programme “Development of civil society at local level in Moldova”, financed by the EU and the Conrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS).
What are the tools for communication with local public authorities? How to make a journalist your ally in achieving your goals? What is the power of informal dialogue and what communication strategies can be used with donors and development partners to attract grants?
The participants in our fourth regional dialogue with citizens, which we carry out within the “EU in Moldova: Perceptions and reality” programme, had the opportunity to share their assessments on Moldova’s relations with the European Union, while IPIS, IPRE and IEP dispel some myths about EU.
Brussels and EU countries support both small and large projects. Grigorii Kissa, a young entrepreneur from Comrat, was able to purchase equipment for his heating briquette workshop in 2017 with EU support. Today his business is developing successfully and he even plans to expand it.
One of the advantages of the Association Agreement is closer cooperation with the EU, and thus a larger volume of grant aid. For example, Armenia, which has not signed such an agreement with the EU, receives from the EU half as much financial resources per capita for the development of local projects as Moldova. During the last 15 years Moldova has received from the EU 1 billion Euros in the form of grant aid.
(Русский) Участники нашего третьего регионального диалога с гражданами, которые мы проводим в рамках программы «ЕС в Молдове: Восприятия и реальность», смогли поделится своими оценками об отношениях Молдовы с Евросоюзом, а IPIS, IPRE и IEP развеять некоторые мифы.
(Русский) Новая сессия второго выпуска программы Приднестровские диалоги, внедряемой IPIS при
поддержке Программы развития ООН в Молдове, была посвящена встрече ее молодых
участников с послом ЕС Петером Михалко, главой ПРООН Димой аль-Хатиб и известными
#WEandEU in Nisporeni: IPIS, IPRE and IEP learned how local people see the process of Moldova’s association with the EU
The participants of our second regional dialogue with citizens, held within the “EU in Moldova: Perceptions and Realities” programme, were able to share their opinions on Moldova’s relations with the European Union and to find out how they can access the European funds.
How do we perceive the European Union and what does our cooperation really mean? What does the association with the EU envisage and what possibilities does this agreement offer for Moldova? How to get access to European funds? How does the European Union affect the observance of human rights and ethnic communities in Moldova? These and other questions were discussed with the citizens of Basarabeasca during our first regional dialogue, which took place in the framework of the program “EU in Moldova: Perceptions and Reality”.