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: