Expert Dialogue

The project aims to stimulate expert and contextualized discussions about issues related to decentralization, territorial autonomies, regulatory frameworks in multilingual spheres, and minority rights, among stakeholders in the expert community, civil society, and the state academic and governing institutions in Chisinau and Comrat.

These discussions are relevant to the status of the Gagauzia autonomy, but also Moldova’s broader reform agenda and social and political context.

In response to a need in Moldova to increase the knowledge base and interest in autonomy studies to inform these discussions, the Gagauzia Dialogue project organizes summer schools, academic conferences, stakeholder forums and other expert and research activities, with results disseminated via universities, the media and other channels.

Online discussion with Professor Francesco Palermo inspires Gagauzia Dialogue stakeholders to continue to build trust and sustain dialogue
Professor Palermo touched on key issues of the Gagauzia Dialogue
“Decentralised Governance” – a series of online trainings organised within the project Gagauzia Dialogue in July 2020
Almost 40 participants learned about multilevel governance, decentralisation and autonomy
The participants of the Autumn Academy paid an informational visit to Gagauzia
The participants learned about the administration of the ATU Gagauzia
International Conference “Advancing Good Governance through Decentralization, Autonomy and Accommodation of Minorities”
The participants discussed the concepts of decentralization, devolution and autonomy
Autumn Academy 2019 was organized within the “Gagauzia Dialogue” Project
Participants were familiarized with the principles of decentralization and autonomy