The EU Local Grants, Media and Communication Programme, implemented within the project “Citizens’ empowerment in the Republic of Moldova”, has selected 15 non-governmental organizations and their partners from the regional media that will benefit from support for information and promotion projects in the field of public services and environmental protection. The project “Citizens’ empowerment in the Republic of Moldova” is funded by the European Union and implemented by German Development Cooperation through GIZ, and the project partner for increasing the potential for visibility and involvement of citizens is the Independent Press Association (API).
Thus, information and promotion activities in the field of public services and environmental protection will be carried out by: “Observatorul de Nord” newspaper from Soroca, Nordnews.md portal from Bălti, “Expresul” newspaper from Ungheni, AlbasatTV television station from Nisporeni, station Radio Orhei, the newspaper “Cuvântul” from Rezina, the magazine “Natura”, the radio station Eco FM, the portal Ziuadeazi.md from Cahul, the television station MediaTV and the newspaper “Gazeta de Sud” from Cimișlia, the television station BasTV from Basarabeasca, the portal Nokta.md, the ATV television station and the Laf. md portal from Comrat.
In the next 6 to 12 months, nongovernmental organizations and their media partners in the regions will carry out specific activities aimed at:
1. Efficient information of citizens on issues related to environmental protection (impact of illegal landfills on health and environment, wastewater discharge), water supply and sewerage, solid waste management, energy efficiency;
2. Promoting the partnership between citizens and local public administration in planning, creating, continuous monitoring and improving public services;
3. Informing citizens about the subscription and payment for quality public services, understanding the purpose of tariffs to cover costs that will ensure the sustainability of quality public services.