On the eve of International Human Rights Day, the Delegation of the European Union in the Republic of Moldova launched a new information campaign – “EU-Moldova: Together for a stronger society”. This campaign supports civil society efforts in vital areas in order to respect and to promote human rights by focusing on a wide range of people: representatives of the associative sector and local public authorities, students, teachers and beneficiaries of European Union assistance projects.

The campaign started on 7 December with several flash mobs organised by members of Euroclubs and EU Information Centres from the country, who committed to support and promote the campaign’s messages in their communities. The organisers campaigned for a stronger society, in which everyone enjoys equal rights and opportunities – in education, social and health services, employment and development – highlighting the EU assistance projects in their communities. The flash mobs took place in nine localities of the country: Chișinău, Durlești, Orhei, Leova, Bălţi, Ungheni, Soroca, Ialoveni and Sârcova village from Rezina district.

Photo: College Alexei Mateevici, Chișinău

During the same campaign, on 10 December, when Human Rights Day is marked worldwide, the Delegation of the European Union celebrated the initiatives of civil society organisations in the field during the “European Awards for Civil Society – Human Rights” event. On this occasion, four awards were offered to four civil society organizations: Media Freedom Award – the Nord News portal from Bălţi; Protection of Minority Rights Award – “Noi-Viitorul Luminos” Association from Fălești; Human Security Award – “Human Rights Embassy Association”; Advocacy for Promoting Change Award – Promo-LEX Association. The EU Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova and EU Member States Ambassadors congratulated the CSOs for their efforts in this important domain.

The “EU-Moldova: Together for a Stronger Society” campaign will continue mainly online until the end of February 2021. The information campaign aims to underline the European Union’s support for initiatives of civil society organis ations in the context of promoting human rights in Moldova, local development and fighting the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. The awarding ceremony can be followed by accessing the link https://www.facebook.com/EUDelegationMoldova/videos/380554639678440.

 

Photo: European Awards for Civil Society – Human Rights