“When she was born, nobody explained anything”. How mobile teams help families that have members with special needs in Moldova

“When she was born, nobody explained anything”. How mobile teams help families that have members with special needs in Moldova

03 December 2018
A little over a year ago, a new social service called “on wheels” appeared in the Republic of Moldova. The idea behind the service is that mobile teams consisting of psychologists, kinetotherapists and social workers visit families that have members with special needs and help them to solve their…
Transparent energy: Why do Moldova and Ukraine want to integrate their electricity markets?

Transparent energy: Why do Moldova and Ukraine want to integrate their electricity markets?

24 October 2018
Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova intend to create a single, integrated energy market. This will allow electricity to be bought and sold by all companies in the region according to the same rules, increase competition and transparency, and benefit consumers through competitive prices. Currently,…
The Eastern Partnership European School:  New perspectives for youth in the EaP region

The Eastern Partnership European School: New perspectives for youth in the EaP region

04 September 2018
This week families prepare for the new school year. Bright, motivated students across Europe are full of determination to acquire new skills to support their employability in the future. Today’s students will be tomorrow’s citizens, leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs. Providing them with a…
How E5P incentivises root and branch reform in the Eastern Partner countries

How E5P incentivises root and branch energy reform in the Eastern Partner countries

06 July 2018
New municipal bus fleets, residential energy efficiencies and district heating reforms are just some of the improvements that have been achieved thanks to the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P). Issuing grants to make such projects possible has helped to put in place…
The Forest Code and poplar plantations. How Moldova was preparing for the forest sector reforms

The Forest Code and poplar plantations. How Moldova was preparing for the forest sector reforms

31 May 2018
According to experts, for about 20 years, Moldovan forestry was one of the most “closed” sectors of the country's economy. So much so, it is hard even for the sector's specialists to assess the scope of illegal logging and not always transparent privatisation of forests.
Sustainable Energy Week: a platform for change, raising awareness from children to decision makers

Sustainable Energy Week: a platform for change, raising awareness from children to decision makers

29 May 2018
“The issue of saving resources has become a priority in the country, for each person and every household. It’s a pity we started to think about this so late.” Vladyslav Morzhenko is a father of two in the town of Zhmerynka in Ukraine, where an EU-funded project has renovated schools and…
Local authority-led reform leads to sustainable energy benefits

Local authority-led reform leads to sustainable energy benefits

29 May 2018
The Municipal Project Support Facility (MPSF) under the EU4Energy Initiative provides local authorities in the Eastern Partnership countries with the means to deliver energy-related projects. These are designed to improve citizens’ lives and achieve sustainable environmental benefits. A key…
Clean energy: the Moldovan villages setting up their own energy supply sources

Clean energy: the Moldovan villages setting up their own energy supply sources

29 May 2018
As the European Union’s Member States mark EU Sustainable Energy Week, stakeholders are discussing and sharing their experience in renewable energy sources, energy security strategies and environmental issues. In this article, we look at some examples of businesses in the field of renewable energy…
Moldova, former home to a Swedish King and motherland of mammoths: how culture helps the regions to develop

Moldova, former home to a Swedish King and motherland of mammoths: how culture helps the regions to develop

12 May 2018
In the European Union, 2018 has been designated the year of cultural heritage. Exhibits, conferences and seminars devoted to a new understanding of heritage as a process of discovering history and culture will take place around Europe. The Republic of Moldova also has a newfound appreciation for…
Energy efficiency - a reality in the Republic of Moldova

Energy efficiency - a reality in the Republic of Moldova

27 April 2018
The Republic of Moldova uses a considerable amount of energy for heating, with the residential sector being the country’s major energy consumer (40% of the total final consumption volume), according to a study by the United Nations Development Programme. Regardless of their technical conditions,…