The second speaker of the program “Transnistrian Dialogues: women’s edition of Women” was Andrei Popov, Ambassador-at-Large (MFAEI). He gave a lecture on “Diplomacy and the Role of the International Community in Conflict Resolution.
The participants were able to learn about the macroeconomic situation on the two banks of the Nistru River and to discuss potential opportunities for developing their businesses in the region. They met with entrepreneurs who are already receiving grants for business development, but also, through practical sessions, benefited from mentoring in the development of business ideas.
The first speaker of the program was Olga Melniciuc, an expert in access to financial resources, who talked about how to empower women economically through fundraising and project management.
About 40% of Moldova’s population receives information from social networks, which, however, remain fertile ground for the spread of fake news. How are Facebook and Telegram structured and what is their share of responsibility in manipulating information? We discussed these topics with the participants of the second module of the media course held within the “informMD – against misinformation in the Republic of Moldova” project.
Young journalists, entrepreneurs, and students became new participants of the Transnistrian Dialogues
The first module of the Transnistrian Dialogues, which took place on 18-19 September in the village of Costesti, Ialoveni district, was dedicated to the media industry. The group of participants of the Transnistrian Dialogues this time consists of 36 people, including young journalists, entrepreneurs, activists and students.
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 is designed to provide technical assistance to the Presidential Administration to lay the ground for anti-corruption, judiciary reforms and accountable government in Moldova, within the mandate of the Presidency, as well as establish strategic communication framework to ensure buy-in and demand for these reforms from the public, civil society, opinion leaders and legal professionals.
The project is implemented with the support of the Good Governance Fund of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Project implementation period: August 2021 – March 2022
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.