9 July, 2014 – 08:00 to 12 July, 2014 – 17:00

The activity – “tour” consisting of altogether four “European Café” debates – took place as a part of the “Widening the European Dialogue in Moldova” project with an ambition to contribute to the efforts aimed at increasing the public support for EU integration in Moldova. The project was financially supported by SlovakAid.

The objective of the already second “tour” was to bring the debate on the EU-related issues closer to the general public, particularly in the regions outside of Chisinau, and provide the people with objective, fact-based information and arguments in order to increase their awareness and knowledge on those topics, where currently lack of information, misinformation, fears and myths prevail.

Agendas and logistics:

1.) Wednesday, 9 July, 2014
Location: Bălţi (Carlsberg café, Eminescu str. 33)
Time: 17:30
Moderator: Andrei Panici – “tour” coordinator (Moldova)
Speakers: Tomasz Horbowski (Director of ICLA in Ialoveni, Poland)
Andrei Iovu (Researcher on the ethnic relations and national minorities,
Moldova)
Vladimir Soloviev (Editor-in-Chief, Kommersant.md, Moldova)

2.) Thursday, 10 July, 2014
Location: Chisinau (Trattoria della Nonna, str. M. Kogalniceanu 62)
Time: 17:00
Moderator: Andrei Panici – “tour” coordinator (Moldova)
Speakers: Elena Beleacova (Director General of the Bureau for Interethnic Relations,
Expert on inter-ethnic relations and national minorities, Moldova)
Amb. Róbert Kirnág (Ambassador to Moldova, Slovakia)
Victor Lutenco (Chief of the Diaspora Relations Office, Moldova)
Vladimir Soloviev (Editor-in-Chief, Kommersant.md, Moldova)

3.) Friday, 11 July, 2014
Location: Comrat (Hotel Altin Palce, Str. Lenin 204-E)
Time: 14:00
Moderator: Andrei Panici – “tour” coordinator (Moldova)
Speakers: Elena Beleacova (Director General of the Bureau for Interethnic Relations,
Expert on inter-ethnic relations and national minorities, Moldova)
Ján Plešinger (Dpt. Head of Mission, OSCE Mission to Moldova, Czech
Republic)
Vladimir Soloviev (Editor-in-Chief, Kommersant.md, Moldova)

4.) Saturday, 12 July, 2014
Location: vil. Bălţata – Criuleni rn. (village café)
Time: 10:30
Moderator: Andrei Panici – “tour” coordinator (Moldova)
Speakers: Sabina Cerbu (Deputy Minister of Justice, Moldova)
Amb. Róbert Kirnág (Ambassador to Moldova, Slovakia)
Vladimir Soloviev (Editor-in-Chief, Kommersant.md, Moldova)