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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…

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…

“Education Plus” – a new model of inclusion for children coming from vulnerable backgrounds in Moldova

“Education Plus” – a new model of inclusion for children coming from vulnerable backgrounds in Moldova

October 30, 2018 Chisinau, Moldova. “Education Plus – a new educational inclusion model” was made public at a conference that brought together representatives of civil society, international experts, teachers and parents, representatives of local and central public administrations, State Chancellery of Moldova and donor community. The Education Plus model was…

A new project – a new challenge to make a difference in rural minority communities

A new project – a new challenge to make a difference in rural minority communities

On February 23, 2018, “Sustainable community partnerships to support the rights of persons belonging to minorities in Moldova” project was launched. The project is implemented by Terre des hommes Moldova (Tdh) in partnership with the Institute for Rural Initiatives (IRI) with the financial support of the European Union and support…

Experts from Switzerland visited the IRI Democracy school from Zirnesti village, Cahul

Experts from Switzerland visited the IRI Democracy school from Zirnesti village, Cahul

The IRI model of involving children from rural areas in extra-curricular activities got the interest of a group of social development practitioners from Switzerland: Mrs. Beatrice Käufeler and Mr. Gallus Tannheimer. The representatives of the OST mission, a charitable organization from Switzerland, visited the Democracy school founded in 2004 by…

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