Second visit of IPRE in the framework of the Berlin Policy Hub Project

Following the stay of our Georgian colleagues at the end of June, last week our Berlin Policy Hub Team welcomed Simion Ciochina, Commu­ni­ca­tions Officer at the Moldovan Think Tank “Institute for European Policies and Reforms” (IPRE). In April, Stanislav Ghiletchi, project manager and research associate at IPRE, visited Berlin to work on his research project. Simion Ciochina’s fellowship in the beginning of July focused on the exchange of best-practice examples concerning commu­ni­cation strategies for Think Tanks in Moldova and Germany.

For this purpose our fellow from IPRE had several meetings with our internal commu­ni­cation department as well as external meetings with other organ­i­sa­tions. During meetings with repre­sen­ta­tives of Das Progressive Zentrum (DPZ) and the Grassroot-Think Tank Polis180 our colleagues shared their experi­ences and outlined new approaches concerning commu­ni­cation strategies. The agenda also included meetings with German journalists from the network n‑ost which focuses on Eastern Europe, the Inter­na­tional Corre­spon­dents Media Network (IC-MN) and Deutsche Welle (DW). Public events at Schwarzkopf-Stiftung Junges Europa, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) as well as the European Movement Germany (EBD) added further input and granted the oppor­tunity to expand the fellow’s network and to get to know German experts.

We’re looking back on an inter­esting week and forward to our ongoing cooper­ation with IPRE.

IPRE is an independent Think Tank founded in 2015 that specialises in analysing processes of Europeani­sation in Moldova. In this context IPRE is currently monitoring the imple­men­tation of the associ­ation agreement between Moldova and the EU. The Think Tank is a member of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and provides the EU-Moldova Civil Society Platform with expertise on Europeani­sation in Moldova. IEP and IPRE have jointly imple­mented several projects on anti-corruption and integration of minorities in Moldova.

The Berlin Policy Hub project is part of the “Europeanization beyond process” initiative and serves as a first point of contact for Think Tanks from Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine. The aim is to foster the network between think tankers from Eastern Europe and Germany and to point out new possi­bil­ities of cooper­ation.

More infor­mation about the project and our partner organi­zation IPRE at: