First Town Hall Meeting in Comrat on National Identity in Moldova

On Friday, June 23 2017, the first Town Hall Meeting within the framework of the MIDEU-Project on strength­ening national identity in Moldova within the process of EU associ­ation will take place. In the capital of the autonomous terri­torial unit Gagauzia, repre­sen­ta­tives of local and national author­ities and of inter­na­tional organi­za­tions such as OSCE and the EU will have a debate with members of civil society organi­za­tions.

One central topic of this Town Hall Meeting will be the issue of national identity, the related question of minority integration, as well as the concept of a “civic nation” in the Republic of Moldova. Furthermore, partic­i­pants will discuss the EU’s potential role in this process of identity building.

Following the Town Hall Meeting, there will be a TV-debate of selected partic­i­pants and the project organizers on the contents and results of the event.

The MIDEU-project is imple­mented by the Institut für Europäische Politik (Berlin) in cooper­ation with the Institute for Strategic Initia­tives IPIS (Chişinău) and the Institute for European Policy and Reforms IPRE (Chişinău). It is kindly supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.