17 March, 2015 – 16:00 to 19 March, 2015 – 18:00

On 17-19 March 2015 the Slovak Atlantic Commission will be organizing the first round of European Cafés in Moldova – consisting of a series of three thematic debates with an ambition to foster community-level dialogue on the EU integration in the Moldova´s regions, share the V4 countries´ own integration stories, and raise understanding of the integration-related changes among the local leaders and public – on the topic “Local Governance: How Do We Manage Our Affairs?”

With the local elections coming up in Moldova soon, the objective of the first “tour” will be to a.) help the participants better understand the role and function the local governance plays in managing the local public affairs (including the logic and rationale of decentralization), b.) inform the audience about the changes the transition and EU integration reforms (will) bring in relation to the local governance and what opportunities, possibilities as well as costs are involved, and c.) motivate them to get more involved in the local public affairs to help improve the life of the whole community.

The debates will be held in Russian (with some Romanian spoken too) in the following locations and the following team of speakers:

1.) March 17 – Fundurii Vechi (Glodeni rayon) at 16:00

  •    Michal Biganič, Former Mayor of Stará Ľubovňa, Former Diplomat (Slovakia)
  •    Ion Carpineanu, Mayor of Cărpineni (Hâncești rayon) (Moldova)
  •    Krzysztof Kolanowski, Former Director of Information Center for Local Public Authorities in Moldova (Poland)

2.) March 18 – Gura Bîcului (Anenii Noi rayon) at 14:00

  •   Michal Biganič, Former Mayor of Stará Ľubovňa, Former Diplomat (Slovakia)
  •   Ion Carpineanu, Mayor of Cărpineni (Hâncești rayon) (Moldova)
  •   Krzysztof Kolanowski, Former Director of Information Center for Local Public Authorities in Moldova (Poland)

*Debate will be live streamed on-line via privesc.eu service

3.) March 19 – Horjesti (Hancesti rayon) at 11:00

  •   Michal Biganič, Former Mayor of Stará Ľubovňa, Former Diplomat (Slovakia)
  •   Ion Carpineanu, Mayor of Cărpineni (Hâncești rayon) (Moldova)
  •   Krzysztof Kolanowski, Former Director of Information Center for Local Public Authorities in Moldova (Poland)

The activity is taking place within the „European Cafés in Moldova“ project financially supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

 

Here are some hyperlinks that you may find useful:

Live stream of the discussion: https://www.privesc.eu/Arhiva/60835/Dezbatere-publica-organizata-de-Comi…

Reportage from local TV: http://tvprim.md/new/?type=news&id=3332

Article from the web of our partner: http://newsmaker.md/rus/spetsproekty/evrosoyuz-zazyvaet-zhiteley-moldovy…