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Two national grant programs to support local development initiatives of hometown associations are launched

UNDP Moldova and the Government of Switzerland are launching the “Incubator” and “Accelerator 1+1” grant programs to support during 2021 community development initiatives of hometown associations in…  


What is it like to have a restaurant in Ireland and return to the native town in Moldova six times a year?

We met Tatiana Ciubuc and Igor Aftenii on Christmas in the old style, in January 2020. Except for the view over the window, with streets and houses characteristic to Ireland, nothing betrayed the fact…  


Moldova's experience of involving diaspora in development of hometowns presented globally

Diaspora involvement in the socio-economic development of villages and towns in the Republic of Moldova drew the attention of several countries interested in adopting this model, developed and…  


Missing home: life from the big screen of the documentary

A year ago, when I was about 2,000 km from home in the Abkhazia region and participating in a cultural exchange project, I found out that I had won the screenplay competition for a documentary,…  


A cross-border market is built from scratch in Slobozia Mare

For more than 30 years, every day, the market from Slobozia Mare gathers people from the Lower Prut Meadow region and even from the border communities from Romania. People buy the local products they…  


Validation of vocational knowledge in the absence of formal education — a chance for a better future

Work experience shall be certified and validated, increasing the chances to get a decent job. Therefore, the lack of formal education will no longer be a barrier to practicing the desired profession.  


The biggest office of the National Employment Agency becomes accessible and adapted to beneficiaries’ needs

For the first time, citizens of Chisinau municipality and migrants looking for a job will have access to employment services in a comfortable, accessible and adapted office. The Directorate-General…  


Non-formal qualification extended to textile, beauty, IT, transport and healthcare industries

Other five education institutions of Moldova were accredited to assess people who have acquired professional experience and want to have their competences recognized officially.  


Văleni – a holiday village

Welcome to Eco Village Văleni – a touristic complex consisting of an agro guest house, a few rustic houses, which are still under construction, a restaurant and a traditional rural courtyard. All are…  


The diaspora and the local communities are encouraged to make donations on-line for socio-economic development projects

By the end of this year, 21 communities will enjoy illuminated streets, multifunctional tractors, upgraded public squares, parks, roads and sidewalks. All these are possible due to the support offered…  

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