The importance of young people’s solidarity, while building a better society in the Republic of Moldova, was the focus of the discussion during the event with YOUNG PEOPLE and for YOUNG PEOPLE with different backgrounds (linguistic, ethnic, religious) recently organized by the Institute for Rural Initiatives.
Simultaneously, the event encouraged the exchange of experiences/opinions among various community members (mayors, local councilors, teachers, young people with civic spirit) coming from 13 communities from all over the country, who participated in the project. They emphasized the transformative impact on the community that young people with different backgrounds could bring through a responsible civic engagement.
“I believe that through this small project we brought a long-awaited change to our community,” stated Silviu Peiu from Ursoaia village, Cahul rayon.
“If you don’t have extracurricular experience, after graduation you risk holding two degrees: a bachelor and an unemployed one,” mentioned Doru Curosu, Youth Policy specialist and motivational speaker at this event.
Doru moderated a discussion panel and challenged young people to reflect and come up with innovative solutions to capitalize on instruments of civic engagement that lead to changes in attitudes and strategies of approaching state authorities.
The event was attended by civil society representatives, and among them there were Youth Media Center, Youth Bank, Municipal and Regional Youth Councils, the National Youth Council of Moldova, as well as leaders of the youth initiative groups from several rural areas of the country.
This event was organized by the Institute for Rural Initiatives and its local partners with the support of the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).
More photos from the event can be found on the Facebook page of the Institute for Rural Initiatives: