‘Building bridges between NGOs, business associations and media from Moldova, Ukraine and Russia for conflict prevention in Transnistria‘ was a project that started on November 1st, 2012 and aimed to boost the capacity of civil society organisations, the business community and the media to meaningfully participate in conflict prevention processes in Transnistria. The project brought together stakeholders from Moldova (including the Transnistrian region), Ukraine and Russia, and will use a grassroots (low politics) approach to enhance cooperation between them.
The conflict in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova, with its myriad of political, security, migration and economic dimensions has become a key issue for regional security in Europe and for Moldova’s development, including for its European integration agenda.
The Project was coordinated by the Eastern Europe Foundation based in Chisinau, Moldova. The other partners were EPD, the Eastern Europe Foundation (Ukraine) and the New Eurasia Foundation (Russia). Each partner brought a different viewpoint to the table, but all the organisations continuously dedicated their efforts to strengthening civil society, improving the quality of governance and building a better life for the citizens of these countries. EPD brought its Community of Practice to the project, mobilising the peer-to-peer mechanism for specific project activities.