2nd MIDEU Press Club held in Chisinau
On Friday, 17 November, MIDEU organized the second Press Club in Chisinau. More than 15 journalists took advantage of the opportunity to discuss the current state of inter-ethnic relations in Moldova with representatives of the German Embassy, OSCE and the MIDEU expert team.
The speakers discussed the envisaged measures of the National Strategy for Strengthening Interethnic Relations (2017–2027) and the corresponding Action Plan for implementation (2017–2020), which has been approved by the government on 15 November.
Florian Seitz, Deputy Head of Mission from the German Embassy as well as Sergiu Conovalu National Programme Officer from OSCE stressed the willingness of international partners to support the Republic of Moldova in this endeavor.
In addition, the sensitive issue of identity and the crucial role of the government in including and protecting all ethnic communities were addressed. The participants concluded that the media, too, should contribute more actively in the consolidation of a common civic identity, based on equal rights and opportunities of all citizens.
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.