East Europe Foundation has the pleasure to announce the Launch of the EU – Moldova Forum, an initiative that began to take shape by the end of 2009 with the purpose of establishing a network bringing together civil society, business communities and prominent personalities both from the European Union and the Republic of Moldova in order to support Moldova in its way to the European integration.The event took place in Brussels, on May 4th, 2011.
Important EU and Moldovan representatives attended the launch of the EU-Moldova Forum:
HE Mr. Vlad FILAT, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova;
Dr. Hans-Gert POTTERING, Member of the European Parliament, President
of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Mr. Miroslav LAJCAK, Managing Director, EEAS
Mr. Markus MECKEL, Member of the Board, European Partnership for
Mr. Sorin MEREACRE, President of the East Europe Foundation – Moldova
In addition, civil society representatives will deliver a set of key recommendations for the EU institutions and Moldovan Government to be considered during the EU - Moldova Cooperation Council organized the next day.
East Europe Foundation was actively involved in elaborating the concept of this Forum and organized the participation of the civil society representatives.
This activity was possible due to financial support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark/DANIDA within the project “Building Democratic Systems” managed by East Europe Foundation Moldova.
The following representatives of the civil society were present at the event:
Eugen Revenco – Foreign Policy Association
Vladislav Gribincea – Legal Resources Center
Gheorghe Saghin – Association for Development and Cooperation from Moldova
Polina Panainte – National Participation Council
Moldova has faced considerable political changes during the past two years, which positively influenced its relations with the EU. The political commitment of the Governmental and Civil Society lead to an intense dialogue with European partners and contributed to an intensive reform process aiming at bringing Moldova into the European Union.
Thus, the EU – Moldova Forum in Brussels has the purpose of raising awareness about Moldova in the EU and aims to support the Moldovan Government in implementing democratic reforms and creating an open market economy through a multi-layered platform which will facilitate the contacts between Moldovan citizens and the EU.