Message from our volunteer Dieter Eggen

Dear all, I have been spending the last nine months in Moldova. My main reason of being here is to volunteer for a refugee centre in Moldova’s capital Chisinau. After arriving here in early March a number of things quickly struck my attention: the half finished and abandoned buildings, the cashier trying to give plastic bags with just about every article you buy and the excessive amount of casinos, kinda weird considering this is Europe’s poorest country. But I was…

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Christmas Party

Yesterday, on 13th December we had our anual Christmas party with the volunteers which was great fun. Besides talking, listening to music and playing Secret Santa we also had an amazing international potluck: Everyone brought some food (mostly selfmade Christmas candies from their homecountries but also hearty dishes) and shared it with each other. Of course, Moldovan placinte and Christmas sweets didn’t miss. Thanks to everyone for making such a great evening possible.

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A new generation of volunteers in 2016 – First General Meeting

On the 14th of September, ADVIT “Europe without borders” together with the new EVS and Weltwartes volunteers community from Chisinau Republic of Moldova, had the first introductory meeting about Erasmus +, about the local culture and EVS practicalities. During the first meeting, volunteers had introductive games and a city quest for that they were split into four teams and were having different tasks that helped them to understand better the local Moldovan culture and society where they are going to…

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APV for the project “Youth for Heritage!”

In between 11-14 of March 2016 in Chisinau, Moldova took place Advanced Planning Visit (APV) for the project “Youth for Heritage!” funded from Erasmus+ Programme, KA1, Belgium NA (JINT vzw – Flemish NA). The Youth Exchange ‘Youth for Heritage!’ aims to support the involvement of young people in the sustainable development of urban communities and to promote the understanding of the importance of protection of cultural heritage both on national and international level. The project consists of 2 parts –…

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“to work for women’s empowerment … it’s what I wanted to do for a living”

I’m Julia a 25 year old Spanish girl from Barcelona. I studied Political Sciences in Barcelona and I studied a Master in International Humanitarian Aid and NGO. Before coming to Moldova, I was on Madagascar working at an NGO, promoting Women’s Rights and education. At first, I went there as an intern and few months later I came back to Madagascar to volunteer for a few months more. There I had the chance to work for women’s empowerment and discover…

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Time travel to Manuc-Bei

Somewhere in the countryside at 40 kilometers from chisinau, in a place called Hancesti,stends a manor of red bricks white stairs and wooden doors. Here use to live a man nicnamed Manuc Bey (The little Prince) Rumored to be the richest merchant of all the balkans the armenian Emanuel Mârzayan was also a russian spy, a high official of the ottoman empire and true lover of the moldovan land where his family settled for good. This was also the aim…

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