20 young persons, civic activists and members of political parties’ youth organizations have participated in the electoral week-end school that took place during 20-23 October and 3-5 November 2017.
The training sessions were organized by the Centre for Continuous Electoral Training with the support of “Enhancing Democracy in Moldova through inclusive and transparent elections” project implemented by UNDP Moldova and financed by the USAID and the Embassy of the Netherlands through Matra program.
The participants, divided into two groups, simulated the electoral process being involved in practical exercises and role-playing games: observers, electoral officials, candidates, etc. At the end, every group had the task to with their real counterparts to find out more about the activities in the electoral process.
So, for six days, the young persons have found out more about subjects of public interest such as: forms of government, electoral systems, electoral administration, public and political communication and the roles of particular actors in the elections process.
Electoral education is a key component of the project “Enhancing Democracy in Moldova through inclusive and transparent elections”. In this context, civic education campaigns will be carried out at national level to encourage the participation of women and youth in elections as voters, candidates, observers, and members of the local electoral management bodies to become an active part of the decision-making process in the country.