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Political environment

Moldovia is a multi-party state, where the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldovia forms a coalition with the Christian-Democratic People's Party and the Democratic Party of Moldovia.

The unicameral Moldovian parliament has 101 seats, and its members are elected by popular vote every four years. The parliament then elects a president, who functions as the head of state. The president appoints a prime minister as head of government who in turn assembles a cabinet, both subject to parliamentary approval.

Members of the European People’s Party
There are no EPP linked parties in Moldovia at the moment.

Projects and activities
Moldova/Christian Democratic People's Party (CDPP)
Project: 'Politics and Management for CDPP Youth' - meetings (March to November 2005)
EFF Trainers: Rutger Jan Hebben and Ronald van Bruchem
The "Noua Generation" is Moldova's largest youth organisation. The Noua Generation is represented in most regions and its membership is growing constantly. The regional branches follow the central headquarters' lead as far as ideas and projects are concerned as they lack the necessary training to develop ideas themselves. While the organisation's membership continues to grow, the local branches hold on to their own local leaders and autonomy as well as their projects and activities.

In 2005, the EFF together with the Noua Generation organised eight meetings in which the Board as well as the youth organisation's regional branches met to take a course on future policies and exchange ideas.

Project: 'Neighbourhood Policy and European Integration' - Summer School (July 2005)
EFF Trainers: Bart van Winsen and Huibert van Rossum
In its present set-up, the Summer School lasts four consecutive weeks during the summer recess. The Summer School had been held for four consecutive years. Approximately 40 youth can participate in the training courses. More than 600 youth have so far taken part. According to the organisers, the summer school is particularly popular among youth between the age of 14 and 18 years and waiting lists are not uncommon. After summer school has ended, the participants receive a certificate during the closing ceremony. Most participants remain involved in CDPP activities in one way or other, which ensures that politically talented individuals rise to the party's top.

The political leaders' involvement is significant, which, in turn, inspires the participants.

The FCD's President and Members of Parliament Vlad Cubreacov and Luri Rosca (Parliament's Vice Chairman) play an important role during the closing ceremony and show up numerous times during the course week.

The EFF's contribution comprised mainly an overview of the European Union's structure, International Assemblees and the EU Neighbourhood Policy. The European Union's Constitution and the referendum's effects on EU enlargement were also discussed. The primary goal was to impart knowledge. The final discussion dealt with Europe's borders and the rejected European Constitution.

Project: 'Election Campaign' - Summer School (November 2005)
EFF Trainers: Christof Wielemaker and Loek Schueler

Following the eight meetings - March to November 2005 - that were organised by the EFF and the Noua Generation, the youth organisation's Board together with local branches, set up a training course for December 2005 and 2006. In several Moldovan regions training courses shall be held for Noua Generation members. The action and training plan will be implemented.

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Landelijk/​Provinciaal

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