Republic of Moldova

Moldova: Presentation of the Youth Well-being Policy Review of Moldova, 25 April, Chișinău

 

 

The Youth Well-being Policy Review of Moldova study is part of the OECD Development Centre’s Youth Inclusion Project, co-financed by the European Union. The key findings and recommendations of the study were presented in Chișinău by the Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova, and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova.

In the past decade, the Republic of Moldova has made considerable socio-economic progress. However, young people continue to face multiple and interconnected challenges. The OECD Development Centre’s analysis of youth well-being in Moldova uses an innovative multi-dimensional approach to look at various dimensions of well-being affecting young people and gives recommendations for the formulation of public policies in favour of youth and for government action.

The event was opened by welcoming and introductory remarks by Mr Radu Rebeja, State Secretary for Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research; Mr Fabien Schaeffer, Project Manager, EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova; and Mr Ian Brand-Weiner, Policy Analyst, OECD. During his speech, Mr Rebeja highlighted the Ministry’s efforts in developing the youth sector and the Youth Inclusion project’s contribution in providing evidence to improve policies to foster youth well-being.

Mr Ian Brand-Weiner, presented the main findings, conclusions and recommendations of the review and emphasised the need for policy co-ordination and making youth a priority beyond the work of the Ministry of Education, Research and Culture, as well as the need for investing in the provision of professional, local youth services (including health) in order to better tap the Republic of Moldova’s youth dividend.

A panel discussion on “Youth policies and provision of youth services in youth centres in Moldova” was held during the event. This panel discussed the implementation of youth policies in the regions and local provision of services through youth centres and youth workers.

Over 50 representatives from ministries, youth organisations, non-governmental organisation, UN agencies, youth centres and development partners participated in the event. Participants recognised the importance of providing employment and participation opportunities, the low percentage of youth making use of youth friendly services and the ways of improving outreach were major discussion points.

 

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