First online game in Moldova to bring your community 10 000 lei

08 Apr 2014

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The first-ever online game “Youth@Work” - https://communityplanit.org/moldova/ -which gives every young person the possibility to get actively involved in the development of his or her community was launched in the Republic of Moldova.

 

Aimed at addressing unemployment among young people, the game involves youth, employers, and decision makers in the Republic of Moldova who will debate issues related to unemployment and migration, and will identify together the most applicable solutions aimed at overcoming community issues. The game was developed in the framework of a project carried out by the Youth National Council of Moldova (CNTM) in collaboration with the Emerson College from the United States of America and with the financial support provided by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

 

The idea to develop this game came as a result of the youth’s concern about the lack of jobs expressed during the national consultations on the future Moldova wants after 2015, the target year for achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals. The content of the game was developed during the public consultations organised in eight regions of the Republic of Moldova, including the Territorial Autonomous Region Gagauzia and the Transnistrian region, with the participation of over 200 young people.

 

Youth@Work is about empowering young people to find their own solutions to the most pressing concerns of society.  By engaging together and with businesses in online debate and teamwork, they are taking their future into their own hands, generating innovative ideas for jobs that can be taken forward with business and local public authorities”, said Nicola Harrington-Buhay, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the Republic of Moldova.

 

The game is available in Romanian, Russian and English for all users who have registered by now, including the left bank of Nistru River. Thus the game becomes a unique place for identifying community problems, as well as solutions for reducing youth unemployment in Moldova. Through this project, the youth will have the possibility not only to discuss their challenges, but also to come up with project ideas in the Game Ideas Bank. Thus, the best initiatives and projects proposed by the youth will receive financial support in amount of up to 10 thousand MDL.

Contact Information

For more information please contact: Alexandru Oprunenco, Policy Specialist, UNDP Moldova, Tel.: (+373 22) 269 202, alexandru.oprunenco@undp.org  or Natalia Screlea, CNTM Communication Coordinator, tel: 079758182, natalia.screlea@cntm.md