The “IntegrACT-PLUS” project represents an organic continuation of the „IntegrACT – diverse youth for a cohesive society” project implemented by IRI in 9 minority communities (100 young people) in March through November, 2017.
“IntegrACT-PLUS” comes to capitalize on the results achieved within the frame of the previous project, and outline the most successful practices and add value to the replication of the IntegrACT model in other rural communities of the country. The project will also include new elements such as the peer-to-peer component, where alumni of the IntegrACT Academy (from the previous project) will mentor new communities added to the project (3 new communities).
By applying the IntegrACT model, a concept publicly introduced in the previous project, IRI will build communication and empowerment bridges, also meant to strengthen the basis of public policy on the inclusion of young people in the youth field in the Republic of Moldova. At the same time, the project will highlight a series of positive practices and successful models, thus helping to promote the idea of the project in as many rural communities of the country, as possible. The project aims to promote optimism and encourage young people from Moldova to become more actively involved in the lives of their communities.
The project will bring together around 130 young people from 12 communities of the country, engaging them in an extensive process of interaction and training. The direct beneficiaries of the project – 130 young people – will be given the opportunity to apply in practice the knowledge gained during 9 months of the project implementation.
The project will involve young people in the decision-making process and will strengthen the youth policy framework by fostering a better perception, a better dialogue and, in general, a better inclusion of young people, especially with minority backgrounds at local and regional levels.
This project is implemented by IRI and its local partners with the support of Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova.