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The project “Education for Democracy in the Republic of Moldova II” is implemented by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Moldova from January 2023 to December 2026. The project builds on the outcomes of the phase I project (2019 to 2022).


What are the objectives of the project?

Overall objective:

To contribute to an inclusive, peaceful, and democratic Moldovan society with engaged citizens by strengthening further the capacity of the Moldovan education system to develop competences for life in democratic and inclusive societies through formal education.

Specific objectives:

  • National policy and methodological frameworks to prepare young people for democratic citizenship and support their participation in decision-making processes at the local and national levels are further strengthened.
  • Professionals and institutions in the education sector prepare young people for life in democratic societies and support the participation of young people in public life.
  • Girls and boys practice competences for democratic culture and actively participate in decision-making processes in formal and non-formal settings.


What are the expected outputs?

  • The competences for democratic culture are integrated transversally in the primary cycle and in other subjects (than civic education) at secondary level, as well as in upper secondary professional education (VET).
  • The national teacher education capacities (initial and continuous) and the professional competences of teachers in the area of competences for democratic culture are further strengthened.
  • School administrators and school inspectors support the development of competences for democratic culture ensuring an enabling institutional environment. 
  • Schools and school children are provided support in adopting the democratic school governance methodology.
  • Synergies between formal and non-formal democratic citizenship education practitioners and institutions are strengthened.


Project Information

The project has a budget of 1,100,000 EUR.

It is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), in the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova 2021-2024.


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