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EU4Moldova: Focal Regions (Cahul and Ungheni)

Project Description
The EU4Moldova: Focal Regions Programme will focus on strengthening the economic, territorial and social cohesion in the Republic of Moldova through facilitating inclusive, sustainable and integrated local socio-economic growth and improving the standards of living of the citizens in two focal regions: Ungheni and Cahul. The programme will support the two regions targeting necessary improvements in three areas:
- at the level of local government – to improve the necessary services and the needed infrastructure;
- at the level of the private sector – to stimulate private investment, improve the economy and create employment opportunities for the men and women;
- at the population level – to strengthen citizens participation in democratic governance processes and strengthen their capacities to demand their rights.
Specific Objective
- To strengthen transparency, accountability of local public authorities and citizen participation in local governance processes in the focal regions.
- To improve citizens’ access to quality public services and utilities in the focal regions.
- To create employment opportunities for men and women in the focal regions and improve the attractiveness of the focal regions for investors and entrepreneurs.
- To promote the smart specialisation of the economy of the focal regions through the development of the clustering and value chain approach in key economic sectors.
Expected Results
- Increased institutional capacity of LPAs for the implementation of locally-driven environmentally compliant socio-economic development strategy for integrated local growth and development.
- Improved broader stakeholder (e.g. CSO, private sector) engagement in the planning and monitoring of the socio-economic development strategy.
- Increased quality and availability of public services delivery, including in particular those targeting women; and increased performance of local public utilities.
- More favorable conditions for the attraction of investments, job creation and women and men’s entrepreneurship, including social entrepreneurship.
- Development and functioning of clusters in line with the smart specialization approach.
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Campaign “EU for Ungheni. Your idea for a European municipality”: awarding event
COVID-2019: EU assistance for Ungheni and Cahul districts
COVID-2019: EU assistance for Ungheni and Cahul districts
EU4 Moldova Focal Regions Programme launching in Ungheni
EU4 Moldova Focal Regions Programme launching in Cahul
Training on communication and advocacy with youth from Cahul
Priority Area:
Partnership that creates, Partnership that protects
Employment and entrepreneurship, Governance & public administration
Business, Jobs, Good government, Local development
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