In 2014, the Republic of Moldova signed the Association Agreement with the European Union (EU), thereby contractually embarking on the path of EU rapprochement. However, this decision in favor of the pro-European course is not uncontroversial among the Moldovan population.
The goal of the project EU Associations and Reality in Moldova (WE&EU) was to open up communication channels to those parts of the population that are far away from the EU in order to promote social discourse on basic European values and to make the specific advantages of an EU association more visible to the Moldovan population. The main objective was to counter misinformation and myths about the EU and the Association Agreement and to promote a fact-based exchange.
To achieve this goal, the WE&EU project implemented various measures and activities, including the development of fact checks, dialogue events for citizens, videos on success stories, TV debates, EU awareness workshops, a study trip to Chișinău and public conferences.
The project was implemented by the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) in cooperation with the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE) and the Institute for Strategic Initiatives (IPIS) and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.