MIDEU Paper published: “Strengthening Social Cohesion and a Common Identity in the Republic of Moldova”

The paper discusses the current situation of ethnic communities in Moldova, analyses the major challenges that hinder the emergence of a common identity and presents practical recommendations to address these issues.

Based on the results of a qualitative study, conducted in the framework of the MIDEU project, the paper attempts to generate a constructive discussion about a possible integrationist model of society, which could emerge around the concept of a “civic identity”. Such a “civic identity” would be based on equal rights and opportunities for all citizens and a common state-building and institutional modernization programme, and would thus increase loyalty to the Republic of Moldova among its citizens.

The project “Strengthening the National Identity in Moldova within the EU association process (MIDEU)” is implemented by the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) and its Moldovan partners the Institute for Strategic Initiatives (IPIS) and the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE), and kindly supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.