About the Project

“Supporting Inclusive Dialogue and Strengthening Capacities for a Better Functioning Gagauz Autonomy in Moldova”

“Supporting Inclusive Dialogue and Strengthening Capacities for a Better Functioning Gagauz Autonomy in Moldova” or “Gagauzia Dialogue” is a three-year project bringing together legislators, experts and interested parties from Chisinau, Comrat and across Moldova to find joint solutions to common issues related to the Gagauzia autonomy. The project will run from 2019-2021, implemented by CMI and funded by Sweden.

Gagauzia Dialogue works to create a positive political environment for dialogue between Chisinau and Comrat, and to enhance the capacities of all parties to address institutional disputes and legislative contradictions between the centre and the autonomy. For more information about how the project does this, download the project summary, and explore the “Dialogue” and “Autonomy” sections of this website.

This work builds on the results of three years of dialogue between MPs from the Moldovan Parliament and the Gagauz People’s Assembly within the Working Group on Gagauzia (GWG). This parliamentary dialogue platform was supported to emerge and function by a previous CMI project, which launched in 2015 with the support of Sweden. In 2019, the second phase of the project expanded the scope of the dialogue to include civil society and academia, to ensure that all perspectives contribute to the agenda, substance and objectives of the parliamentary dialogue and policy development activities.

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