Over four thousand Moldovan students learn about democracy

Mar 17, 2016

Kids from Izbiște secondary school, Criuleni district, learn what democracy means

Over four thousand young people will be encouraged to get involved in public life and political processes in the country at a series of trainings conducted by the Centre for Continuous Electoral Training (CCET). The learning measure take place within “Improving democracy in Moldova through parliamentary and electoral support” project, funded by the Government of Sweden and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Hence, CCET aims to improve democratic practices and promote democratic values starting with schools. During March and April 2016, a series of seminars and trainings will be conducted in 40 schools throughout the country. Approximately 4,000 students will learn about active participation in democratic life of society, how to contribute to the development of the institution they study at and to involve in decision-making in their respective communities.

“Most recent elections revealed low levels of interest among youth in politics, in getting to know institutions of the state, in knowing their civil rights and freedoms, as well as in assuming responsibilities in their respective communities,” said Natalia Iuras, CCET Director.  The project strives to change this state of things: “Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders and it is our priority to support the young people in order to develop and strengthen democracy in the Republic of Moldova,” CCET Director added.

In 2015 young voters from all districts of the country were trained with the support of UNDP. Students learned about elections and electoral process, about the e-learning platform, so as employment and volunteering opportunities with CCET.

Contact information

Sergiu Galitchi, Project Manager, tel.: (373 22) 268 278, sergiu.galitchi@undp.org.

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