Leova, Edineț and Strășeni raions will embark on a new journey supported by the “EU4Moldova: Local Communities” programme – a Team Europe initiative. These selected communities will benefit of the programme’s support to improve the quality of life and address the economic and social consequences of COVID-19. To achieve this ambitious goal by 2025, the programme will be implemented in four mutually reinforcing components:

Component 1: Local public services (implemented by GIZ)

Component 2: Local public infrastructure (implemented by ADA)

Component 3: Economic opportunities and professional skills development (implemented by GIZ and ADA)

Component 4: Locally led development (LEADER) (implemented by SFPL)

Throughout June 2022, the GIZ team visited Leova, Edineț and Strășeni raions in order to present the programme and establish a common ground for further collaboration under components 1 and 3 – development of the local public services and economic opportunities. The work meetings were attended by the local council representatives, the local mayors, as well as the NGOs, businesses, and education sector representatives.

During one of these visits, Thomas Foerch, the GIZ project manager for the “EU4Moldova: Local Communities”, mentioned:

„Improving the quality of life in local communities in the Republic of Moldova is a goal that can only be achieved through joint efforts, and Team Europe is here to confidently support them”.

The official launch of the “EU4Moldova: Local Communities” programme is planned for October 2022. The event will mark the beginning of a strong partnership and solidarity between Team Europe and the selected communities, in building a sustainable future.

The “EU4Moldova: Local Communities” programme is financed by the European Union, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland – Polish aid; and jointly implemented by the German Development Cooperation through GIZ, the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the Solidarity Fund PL (SFPL) in Moldova.