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.
This video is produced within the project “EU Perceptions and Reality in Moldova” wich is implemented by the Berlin Institute of European Policies (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.
IPIS met with participants of the second edition of the “Leadership Academy”, founded with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). This year we divided the Academy course into two parts. In the first issue, from May to June, the focus will be on issues of public administration. The cadets of the Academy will take part in practical exercises, meet with politicians, community leaders and employees of state structures, as well as visit several regions of the country: Gagauzia and Transnistria. In the autumn edition of the Academy, emphasis will be placed on e-democracy and e-guvernance practices.