In December, the project Gagauzia Dialogue organized two policy workshops on Education and Tourism in cooperation with the Executive Committee of Gagauzia. The workshops aimed to collect a set of issues, needs, common societal interests from relevant stakeholders in Gagauzia, but also within wider national context. These participatory workshops provided a key background for the development of policy documents in Education and Tourism by the Policy Development Task force.
Almost 75 key stakeholders attended the workshops in Avdarma, Gagauzia, including Task Force experts, representatives of the Executive Committee and People’s Assembly of Gagauzia, State ministries and representatives from local municipalities, academia, CSOs and other professional organization. Participants learned about the preliminary findings of policy assessments in Education and Tourism completed by Task Force experts to identify key issues, examined Gagauzia’s education and tourism in the context of the South Tyrol autonomy in Italy, and brainstormed potential proposals and ideas for future Education and Tourism policy in Gagauzia.