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The first results of Economic Empowerment of rural communities in Moldova

The first results of Economic Empowerment of rural communities in Moldova

The initiative group from Zirnesti, Cahul district created a local Community Workshop to promote the social partnership and the local resources for investments, and to improve the social services at local level. The activities carried out within the Community Workshop are part of the Community Empowerment Strategy (CES) for the…

Development of rural tourism in the community of Cismichioi – benefits for the well-being of each citizen

Development of rural tourism in the community of Cismichioi – benefits for the well-being of each citizen

We gladly visited the local initiative group from Cismichioi, one of the 14 partner communities from ATU Gagauzia where IRI conducts its activity. It is one of those rare communities where we still find local people speaking only the Gagauz language. The history of the foundation of the village tells…

Premiere: civic activists – practitioners from 15 NGOs from all over the country acting as trainers within Youth Leadership Academy

Premiere: civic activists – practitioners from 15 NGOs from all over the country acting as trainers within Youth Leadership Academy

At the beginning of June, the Institute for Rural Initiatives launched the Youth Leadership Academy, organized for 600 young people from 30 rural communities of Moldova. During two months there will be organized a number of 240 sessions with different topics in the field of community mobilization and civic participation.…

The initiative group from Larga Noua develops a community center to promote the entrepreneurial education among young people

The initiative group from Larga Noua develops a community center to promote the entrepreneurial education among young people

On May 25, our team visited the partner community Larga Noua, Cahul district, a small village (1,527 inhabitants) with Bulgarian ethnicity, but also populated by other ethnic groups (Russians and Ukrainians). The village is located on green and picturesque hills in the southern region of Moldova. The main occupations of…

Really accomplished mayors are those mayors who enjoy the people’s support after the election day

Really accomplished mayors are those mayors who enjoy the people’s support after the election day

On November 25, the Institute for Rural Initiatives (IRI) organized the second edition of the Friendly Mayors’ Club – a platform meant to provide opportunities for discussions and exchange of good practices between the representatives of the local public administration regarding the involvement of the citizens in the community life.…

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