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A new challenge for IRI’s network of local initiative groups: reaching out to more community members

A new challenge for IRI’s network of local initiative groups: reaching out to more community members

One of the best tools ever in “the realm” of community mobilization and local democracy is the local initiative group. Open, flexible, passionate, natural, always willing to learn – just some of the advantages in IRI’s view local initiative groups have over other types of community organizing entities. Institute for…

The Institute for Rural Initiatives (IRI) awards the ProCivic Academy graduates’ initiatives

The Institute for Rural Initiatives (IRI) awards the ProCivic Academy graduates’ initiatives

After one year of advanced trainings in the field of community development, civic participation, team building, leadership, fundraising and project writing some 100 ProCivic Academy graduates have the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained during the three editions of the complex training. The prizes are offered by IRI…

Minority Empowerment in Moldova – MEM PLUS

Minority Empowerment in Moldova – MEM PLUS

Institute for Rural Initiatives in Moldova (IRI) in partnership with Great Lakes Community Action Partnership, with financial support of U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, implements the “Minority Empowerment in Moldova – MEM PLUS”. This project will run 2 years and will be implemented in…

IntegrACT Academy – an alternative way of integrating young people in Moldova

IntegrACT Academy – an alternative way of integrating young people in Moldova

In August 2018, Institute for Rural Initiatives (IRI) launched the second edition of IntegrACT Academy – an innovative educational and guidance platform for young people created within the IntegrACT PLUS project. During August through October around 130 young people, future promoters of change, will be trained within the IntegrACT Academy.…

Guests from the U.S. inspired by the results of community activism of villages from Moldova

Guests from the U.S. inspired by the results of community activism of villages from Moldova

On Friday, June 29, 2018 the IRI team together with Peter Ujvagi, member of Toledo City Council, Toledo, Ohio, USA, and Elizabeth Balint, project director WSOS/Great Lakes Consortium, Toledo, USA, had the opportunity to visit one of the 22 communities involved within the Minority Empowerment in Moldova program. In Carpineni,…

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