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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…

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…

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…

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