“Miras-Moldova” was established as an initiative group in 2008 and officially registered as a public association in 2010. The organization was initiated by youth who were motivated to research and protect cultural diversity in Moldova and Gagauzia. Members were concerned with the standard of living of minorities in the region and could not remain aloof from Moldova’s social problems.
The mission of the “Miras-Moldova” public association is to address social concerns in the Gagauzian autonomy:
- “Miras-Moldova” works to raise awareness of the Gagauzian culture, encourage social integration of ethnic minorities into Moldovan society and to save the cultural heritage of the Moldovan population.
- “Miras-Moldova” also supports families of disabled youth from surrounding communities. Volunteers from the public administration work with individuals with a range of disabilities including physical, sensory, mental and learning disabilities.
The Public Administration collaborates with government agencies, local public authorities, educational institutions, international and local nongovernmental organizations and other philanthropic institutions with the same values.
So why did the “Miras-Moldova” public association decide to invite European volunteers?
Our belief is that we will not only benefit from the exchange of ideas and develop areas of our organization that are in need of improvement, but we will also benchmark ourselves against up-to-date national practices. Our hope is to demonstrate to both existing and potential new volunteers that their contributions are of immense value.
If you are interested in collaboration with “Miras-Moldova” or would like advice supporting volunteers within your organization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.**
“Miras-Moldova” is an official host organization for volunteers from the European Voluntary Service (action 2 of the Youth in Action Program). Details of the organization are available in the online European EVS Database, accreditation number 2014-1-PL01-KA110-002731. EVS accreditation permits “Miras-Moldova” to be involved as a European Voluntary Service partner from 2014 until 2020.**