WE&EU project: Young Moldovans from Orhei learned about the Association Agreement and EU Funded Programmes

On 19 November 2019, the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), in partnership with the Institute for Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE) and the Institute for Strategic Initia­tives (IPIS) organized the first EU Awareness Workshop in Orhei in the framework of the project “EU Percep­tions and Reality in Moldova (WE&EU)”.The purpose of the workshop was to transfer factual knowledge on the EU Associ­ation Agreement in order to counteract existing myths and misin­for­mation and to inform young citizens about EU funded projects in their region and specific appli­cation oppor­tu­nities. The event was attended by around 25 young people from Orhei rayon, including repre­sen­ta­tives of different ethnic groups.

In the first part of the workshop, the partic­i­pants were informed about the main provi­sions of the EU-Moldova Associ­ation Agreement, but also about the diffi­culties that Moldova faces in imple­menting it. Furthermore, a repre­sen­tative of the EU Delegation to Moldova spoke about the specific results of the imple­men­tation process, about the projects already imple­mented in the Republic of Moldova with EU support and about the possi­bil­ities that young people have in accessing EU funds.

In the second part of the workshop, the partic­i­pants had the oppor­tunity to discuss the process of imple­menting donor-funded projects with current benefi­ciaries of EU funds in their region. Repre­sen­ta­tives of the LEADER Network and Local Action Groups also explained the role of the EU in supporting devel­opment at the local level in order to revitalize rural areas and create jobs.

The last part of the workshop consisted of an inter­active discussion on the myths regarding the relationship between the Republic of Moldova and the EU. A special focus was put on the main stereo­types and the distri­b­ution of fake news, but also on how citizens, together with their external partners, can contribute to the consol­i­dation of a strong society.

The workshop also featured two videos on success stories produced within the framework of the project:

VIDEO 1: WE&EU Success Story — Grigorii Kîssa, entre­preneur from Comrat (RO/RU)
An entre­preneur from Comrat was able to buy modern equipment for his pellet manufac­turing business with EU support.

Istoria de succes a lui Mihai Chitaica

Faceti cunoștință, domnul Mihai Chitaica, propri­etarul clubului de caiac-canoe din Varnița. Recent, cu suportul fondurilor europene a procurat un motor pentru barca sa ca să asigure copiilor pe care îi antre­nează securi­tatea pe apă. ‑RO-Acest video este realizat în cadrul progra­mului “UE în Moldova: percepriile și reali­tatea”, imple­mentat de către Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), în parteneriat cu Insti­tutul pentru Inițiative Strategice (IPIS) și Insti­tutul pentru Politici și Reforme Europene (IPRE) cu suportul Oficiului Federal pentru Afaceri Externe al Germaniei (Auswär­tiges Amt).Obiectivul general al proiec­tului este de a aduce o contribuție substanțială la depășirea liniilor de divizare socială identi­ficate în cadrul proce­sului de apropiere a Moldovei față de UE prin promovarea dialogului informat asupra valorilor și normelor care stau la baza Acordului de Asociere și beneficiile modern­izării Repub­licii Moldova în procesul de apropiere față de UE.-RU-Это видео снято в рамках программы “ЕС в Молдове: Восприятия и реальность”, внедряемой берлинским Институтом европейских политик (IEP), Институтом стратегических инициатив Молдовы (IPIS) и Институтом европейских политик и реформ (IPRE) при финансовой поддержке Федерального ведомства иностранных дел Германии. Общая цель проекта – внести существенный вклад в преодоление социальных разделительных линий, существующих в рамках процесса сближения Республики Молдова с ЕС, путем продвижения в обществе информированного диалога о ценностях и нормах, лежащих в основе Соглашения об ассоциации, а также о конкретных преимуществах модернизации Республики Молдова в процессе сближения с ЕС.-ENG-This video is produced within the project “EU Percep­tions and Reality in Moldova” wich is imple­mented by the Berlin Institute of European Policies (IEP) in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Initia­tives of Moldova (IPIS) and the Institute for European Policies and Reforms of Moldova (IPRE) with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office.The overall objective of the project is to make a substantial contri­bution to overcoming the social dividing lines of the EU rapprochement process in Moldova by promoting informed intra-societal dialogue on the values and norms under­lying the Associ­ation Agreement and the concrete benefits of modern­izing Moldova in the course of the EU rapprochement process.#WEandEU #NoișiEU #МЫиЕС #Civil­So­ci­ety­Co­op­er­ation

Gepostet von Insti­tutul pentru Inițiative Strategice IPIS am Montag, 18. November 2019

 

VIDEO 2: WE&EU Success Story — Mihai Chitaica, owner of Kayak Club in Varnița (RO/RU)
The trainer at the local kayak club in Varnita bought a motor boat for the club with partial financial support from the EU supported Local Action Group (LAG).

Istorie de succes “Noi și UE”. Grigorii Kîssa, antre­prenor din Comrat.

[RO] Faceți cunoștință. Grigorii Kîssa este un antre­prenor din Comrat, care recent, cu suportul UE, a putut să își echipeze atelierul de producere a brichetelor. Astăzi, afacerea lui Grigorii se dezvoltă cu succes și el chiar intenționează să o extindă.Acest video este realizat în cadrul progra­mului “UE în Moldova: percepriile și reali­tatea”, imple­mentat de către Insti­tutul pentru Politici Europene de la Berlin (IEP), în parteneriat cu Insti­tutul pentru Inițiative Strategice IPIS și #IPRE cu suportul Oficiului Federal pentru Afaceri Externe al Germaniei.#NoișiEU[RUS] Знакомьтесь — Григорий Кысса, молодой предприниматель из Комрата. Совсем недавно при поддержке ЕС Григорий смог оборудовать свой цех по производству брикетов для биотоплива. Сегодня бизнес Григория успешно развивается и он даже планирует его расширить.Мы рассказали его историю в рамках программы “ЕС в Молдове: Восприятия и реальность”, которую мы внедряем вместе с Institut für Europäische Politik и Insti­tutul pentru Politici și Reforme Europene при поддержке благодаря поддержке Федерального агентсво иностранных дел Германии (Auswär­tiges Amt).#МЫиЕС[ENG]Please meet Grigorii Kîssa. He is an entre­preneur from Comrat, who recently, with EU support, was able to buy modern equipment for his pellet manufac­turing business. Today Grigori’s business is flour­ishing and he intends to further expand it.This video is produced within the project “EU Percep­tions and Reality in Moldova” wich is imple­mented by the Institut für Europäische Politik, in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Initia­tives of Moldova (IPIS) and the Institute for European Policies and Reforms of Moldova (IPRE) with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office (Auswär­tiges Amt).#WEandEU #Civil­So­ci­ety­Co­op­er­ation

Gepostet von Insti­tutul pentru Politici și Reforme Europene am Mittwoch, 20. November 2019

 

The project “WE&EU: EU Percep­tions and Reality in Moldova” aims at making a substantial contri­bution to overcoming the societal dividing lines in Moldova regarding the EU rapprochement process by promoting informed intra-societal dialogue on the specific contents and under­lying values of the EU-Moldova Associ­ation Agreement and the concrete benefits of modernising Moldova in the course of the EU rapprochement process. The project activ­ities between July 2019 and June 2020 include citizens’ dialogues, workshops, public confer­ences and TV debates in diverse regions such as Basarabeasca, Orhei, Nisporeni and Ungheni. The project is kindly supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

More infor­mation on the project can be found here.

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