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“Moldovan’s youth from rural areas can save the country by getting involved” – one of the conclusions made at the first Rural Youth Congress from the Republic of Moldova

“Moldovan’s youth from rural areas can save the country by getting involved” – one of the conclusions made at the first Rural Youth Congress from the Republic of Moldova

On November 1st, in Chisinau there was held the first Rural Youth Congress from the Republic of Moldova. The event brought together 107 participants from 35 rural communities across the country. The purpose of the event was to promote at national level the concept of inclusive civic activism among youth…

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…

Ability to mobilize, curiosity and enthusiasm – the first authenticity test for every civic initiative group

Ability to mobilize, curiosity and enthusiasm – the first authenticity test for every civic initiative group

One of the new challenges of the Institute for Rural Initiatives (IRI) is to support the newly formed initiative groups while assisting them to become anchored in the community and not just in one particular project. From an analysis made during several months, the IRI team has identified some real…

Every new Youth Initiative Group means new opportunities for the entire community

Every new Youth Initiative Group means new opportunities for the entire community

IRI started a new tour through the country by visiting rural communities and people who actively promote the local community initiatives. The first visited community was the village of Ciocilteni, Orhei district, where IRI met with the initiative group, formed from young optimists, full of innovative ideas to make their…

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