“WE&EU” Project Launch: Increasing citizens’ understanding of the EU Association Agreement in the Republic of Moldova

The Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) together with its Moldovan partners, the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE) and the Institute for Strategic Initia­tives (IPIS), have success­fully launched the project “EU Percep­tions and Reality in Moldova (WE&EU)”.

The overall objective of the project is to make a substantial contri­bution to overcoming the societal dividing lines surrounding the EU rapprochement process in Moldova by promoting informed civil society dialogue on the values and norms under­lying the Associ­ation Agreement and the concrete benefits of the associ­ation process for Moldova and its citizens.

On 31 July 2019 the project partners officially launched the project with an internal meeting for discussing project struc­tures and a formal meeting with relevant stake­holders in Moldova including the EU Delegation and the StratCom project as well as repre­sen­ta­tives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, the Ministry of Economy and Infra­structure, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, giz and repre­sen­ta­tives of local media outlets. The fruitful discus­sions focussed on how to create synergies and increase the impact of the diverse activ­ities of the project, which include the devel­opment of fact checks, the organi­zation of citizens’ dialogues in the regions, the imple­men­tation of EU awareness workshops for young Moldovans and multi­pliers as well as the production of videos and TV shows and an exchange with German civil society repre­sen­ta­tives on best-practices in EU commu­ni­cation.

The project will be imple­mented between 01 June 2019 and 30 June 2020 and is kindly supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

More infor­mation on the project can be found here.

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