The Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg is a program of the Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation and the MitOst e.V. that supports young people who wish to engage as active and self-reliant citizens. Concentrating on personal development, it strengthens their potential, social skills and sense of responsibility through seminars, further education, support for volunteer work in projects and guidance through mentorship.
The THK promotes a culture of active citizenship, meaning transparency, openness, trust, diversity-consciousness, equality-orientation and social responsibility.
In its focus regions, it works together with partners in local or crossborder programs, such as the activEco program together with EcoVisio.
Auswärtiges Amt, AA
As Germany and German society are enmeshed in ever-growing international networks, the Federal Foreign Office - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany - promotes intensive interaction and exchange with the world in the fields of business, culture, science and technology, the environment, development issues and many more areas. It works closely with partners from civil society, including business associations, unions and humanitarian and human rights organizations.
The Federal Foreign Office is collaborating with EcoVisio on activEco, activePeace and activLocal.
MitOst is a networking platform for alumni of various international foundation programmes, such as activEco. It promotes cultural exchange and active citizenship in Europe and its neighbouring regions, embracing over 1.400 members in 40 different countries. They organise international programmes and projects, promoting new forms of social engagement. The annual International MitOst Festival brings this network together.
MitOst creates innovative spaces and facilitates the exchange of experiences for common activities. Offering financial and professional support for its members, it helps to bring to life their ideas such as exhibitions, campaigns in public spaces, theatre workshops, meetings and trainings.
MitOst is collaborating with EcoVisio on activEco, activePeace and activLocal.
The German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD (German: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) is the largest German support organisation in the field of international academic co-operation. The DAAD supports over 100,000 German and international students and researchers around the globe each year – making it the world’s largest funding organisation of its kind. It also promotes internationalisation efforts at German universities, helps developing countries build their own systems of higher education, and facilitates German Studies and German language programmes abroad.
DAAD is collaborating with EcoVisio on EcoBag for Moldova and Green NGO Network projects.
European Union - Erasmus+
The Erasmus+, started in 2014, is a seven-year European programme combining all the EU's current schemes for education, training, youth and sport. It is an extension of the Erasmus (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) student exchange programme established in 1987, and is meant to boost skills and employability, as well as modernise Education, Training, and Youth work through providing possibilities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.
Erasmus+ supports transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation, bridge the worlds of education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.
Erasmus+ is collaborating with EcoVisio on "Be the necessary change" project.
The Eco-Village Moldova is a diverse group of people, striving for a more sustainable lifestyle and committed to building an organically evolving eco-community in the village of Riscova. Their vision is based on the following principles: reducing our environmental footprint, building healthy community relationships, improving the quality of life, promoting volunteerism and continuous education.
The Eco-Village is collaborating with EcoVisio on the Environmental Training Center, launched in 2016, which is gong to serve as a regional hub for practical education in the fields of organic agriculture, energy efficiency, eco-construction and community development.
Dialogue for Change
The "Dialogue for Change" is a programme by MitOst e.V. in cooperation with Ukrainian NGO “Insha Osvita”, launched in July 2014 with a friendly support of German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Robert Bosch Foundation and European Cultural Foundation. It was designed to help overcome division of society in UKraine, but since 2016, in Moldova as well. Its goal consists in strenghtening of civil society and dialogue through non-formal education programs.
Partnership with "Dialogue for Change" has resulted in launching of activLocal (Harap Alb) and activePeace programs; it is also provided support for the "Keep Cool" project.
The Embassy of Sweden in Chisinau
The Embassy of Sweden in Chisinau represents Sweden and Swedish interests in Moldova through: promoting political, economic and cultural contacts between our two countries, and Swedish development cooperation with Moldova. Sweden is committed to support civil society organisations to strengthen their capacities and their efforts to improve human rights, non-discrimination and democracy in Moldova. Support is provided through regional programmes, direct funding to larger programmes, core-funding and through sub-granting through Moldovan and Swedish organisations.
In 2016, the Embassy of Sweden selected EcoVisio as one of five organizations of Moldovan Civil Society for a comprehensive process of organizational development support. The Swedish Embassy is supporting EcoVisio on this path with consultancy, trainings and funds.
The Kreisau-Initiative, named in honour of a German resistance group called Kreisau Circle (1942/43, Poland), was founded in 1989 by citizens of East and West Berlin in order to support the set-up and maintenance of the International Youth Meeting Centre in Krzyżowa, Poland. Based on the heritage of the Kreisau Circle, the association has a mission of facilitating peaceful co-existence of nations and social groups in Europe through workshops, trainings and meetings that tackle contemporary history and human rights, inclusive education, sustainability and intergenerational dialogue.
The projects of the Kreisau-Initiative are international with participants coming from all over the world, belonging to different generations and having different educational and social backgrounds. Thus, each year Krzyżowa welcomes up to 10,000 people who get to know each other, discuss, and argue.
Kreisau-Initiative is collaborating with EcoVisio on the Erasmus+ "Actors of Transition" project.
Insha Osvita, translated as "Other Education" and also known as the Ukrainian Network for Adult Education and Development of Innovations, is an NGO that operates across Ukraine and is involved in management of the quality of non-formal education and adult education. The mission of Insha Osvita is to enhance approaches to non-formal education and adult education for a variety of target groups and to create a favorable environment for the development of innovations for a democratic society. This is done through a variety of projects, or, better said, programs: "Neighbours 3.0", "Habit of Thinking", "Live History Workshop", "UkraineLab", "Civic Engagement Workshop", etc.
The organization’s leaders and trainers have resonant experience in coaching, mentoring, training and facilitating seminars and events, including multilingual ones, and are always eager to share their expertise.
Insha Osvita is collaborating with EcoVisio on the ...
ProCredit Bank is a development-oriented commercial institution, constituting a part of the international ProCredit group, which operates in Eastern Europe, Latin America and in Germany. It is dedicated to the long-lasting development of small and medium-sized enterprises, as these businesses create jobs and make a vital contribution to the economies in which they operate. ProCredit Bank also supports private individuals who would like to save, promoting a culture of savings and financial responsibility.
Among the bank's principles are not only transparency and personalized approach, but also minimization of the organization's ecological footprint. Thus, ProCredit Bank supports EcoVisio in Seed It Forward initiative, IarmarEco event and other activities.
StarNet, a "made in Moldova" brand, is a completely local initiative and investment that was born in 2003 out of the decision of a group of enthusiastic friends who wanted to bring a change to Moldova through facilitating access to the latest communication technologies and solutions.
Providing a large spectre of the most innovative services necessary in every house or office, in 2015 StarNet has also launched a new mobile application MyStarNet, which is meant to improve its communication with clients, offering them the possibility to pay their bills online. This will result in saving money, which will be then reinvested in realization of a noble vision – reforestation of Moldova.
Thus, StarNet is collaborating with EcoVisio on Seed It Forward initiative.
Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership, working together to address the challenge of climate change. Created in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), it consists of companies, academic institutions and the public sector, and fully integrates the knowledge triangle of business, education and research by forming dynamic cross-competency partnerships – Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). KICs develop innovative products and services, start new companies, and train a new generation of entrepreneurs.
The Climate-KIC is collaborating with EcoVisio on ClimateLaunchpad Moldova - national level of the world’s biggest clean-tech business idea competition ClimateLaunchpad.
Academia Nicolae Dumitrescu
AND is collaborating with EcoVisio on, among others, Seed It Forward.
US Embassy in Moldova
The US Embassy in Moldova protects and promotes American interests and develops relations with Moldova through contacts with Moldovan government, business, labor, agriculture, media and education leaders.
The American Embassy in Chisinau is collaborating with EcoVisio on activEco - Social Entrepreneurship.
American Language Center
The American Language Center, founded in 1996 as the Department of Education at the American Councils, has a mission to to acknowledge and to develop potential of the students and different experts from all over Moldova through promoting and delivering education in the domain of languages: namely, Romanian, Russian and especially English.
The ALC is collaborating with EcoVisio on ClimateLaunchpad.
The UNDP Moldova is the United Nations Country team that coordinates the UN operational activities for development at the national level. This kind of "on the ground" offices make it possible for the UNDP to partner with people at all levels of society to help build a nation that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. In Moldova, the focus is on the topics such as gender equality and human rights, democratic governance, inclusive development, environmental governance, effective management of protected areas, climate change and disaster risk reduction.
UNDP Moldova is collaborating with EcoVisio on Seed It Forward initiative.
Hanul lui Hanganu
Hanul lui Hanganu (Hanganu's Inn) is a rural guesthouse located in the village of Lalova, Rezina region, 100 km north from Chisinau, on the bank of Dniester river. Owned by the Hanganu family, it combines the benefits of modern civilization that you would expect from a hotel & conference center with amazing hosts, homey cosiness, traditional setting, delicious dishes and closeness to nature, so you feel in an oasis. Or visiting home.
So, ever since 2014, Hanul lui Hanganu is one of the most favourite places for EcoVisio seminars, held in the framework of activEco, Green NGO Network, ClimateLaunchpad Moldova, Inside-Out Leadership and, recently, "activePeace" program. Whatever seminar and season it is, the hosts always manage to comply with our needs and exceed our expectations - especially in terms of great vegetarian food!
WikiWoods is a nongovernmental organization and a community of volunteers, who consider that planting trees is the best method of mitigating, preventing and adapting to climate change – both through increasing the surface of forest cover and through getting local community involved in saving the environment. Started in 2007 by ten active Berliners, WikiWoods has managed to involve, until now, around 1,200 volunteers, who planted, altogether, more than 65 thousands of trees. The actions have mainly taken place in Berlin, Brandenburg, Goettingen and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in Germany, but in the last years they have reached Moldova as well, showing up in Hirbovat in the end of 2014 and in Bubuieci in November 2015.
WikiWoods is collaborating with EcoVisio on Seed It Forward initiative.
Active Commons e.V.
"I am far from being against a global agreement on climate change. But when we sit and wait until these agreements become effective, it might be too late".
(Elinor Ostrom, laureate of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for "her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons")
Active Commons e.V., founded in 2010 and bazed in Berlin, is an association initiating and supporting projects that enable people to protect and share our common resources (climate, forests, open source knowledge or other assets we all benefit from) through environmental education. Active Commons supports a tree planting volunteer network called WikiWoods, the Transition-Movement in Berlin-Brandenburg, an open source knowledge project for regional apple juice production and the activEco Program in Moldova.
Jolly Alon Hotel & Business Center
Jolly Alon Hotel & Business Center is the first 4 star hotel of the Republic of Moldova, located in the heart of Chisinau, just next to the Central Park "Stefan cel Mare". For over 20 years it has been accommodating businessmen, entrepreneurs, diplomats and other visitors of the capital.
Since 2016, the Hotel has become a mutual partner of EcoVisio, making it possible for our organization, as a CSO, to hold multiple events with very advantageous conditions and great service in the venue, e.g. the Fifth THK coordinators' meeting (June 22-26, 2016), ClimateLaunchpad Moldova 2016 Boot Camp (July 1-3, 2016). This cooperation helps us to bring our civil society work to a new level of impact and visibility. Thus Jolly Alon supports the development of civil society through opening their doors to non-profit clients on cooperative terms.
"Dulce Plai" Social Enterprise
“Dulce Plai”, launched in 2012 and bazed in the village of Todiresti, Moldova, is a social enterprise that practices and promotes beekeeping as a solution for rural development, raises awareness about the importance of bees for biodiversity conservation and sells honey and other bee products that are essential for people’s healthy nutrition and healthy lifestyle. "Dulce Plai" team works on creating a network of young beekeepers, so that they develop together, resolve common problems and enlarge the market of bee products for common benefit (consumers-producers-bees-nature-everyone), instead of competing. Besides, with support of its partners, “Dulce Plai” launches and organizes training programs for youth from rural areas. Overall, “Honey for a better world”.
"Dulce Plai" is collaborating with EcoVisio on Social Entrepreneurship and activLocal.
This vision stays at the base of the civil society Association “Grădina Moldovei” (“Moldova’s Garden”), which set itself the goal to create a source of inspiration as well as an exchange network of farmers, gardeners and consumers that could bring our rich (but misused or abandoned) soils back to attention and life. Founded in 2015, “Grădina Moldovei” is open to everyone, offering an opportunity to benefit from the team’s experience in the field of biological gardening, gathered from many countries and encompassing a number of eco- and consumer-friendly methods, such as permaculture, crop rotation, allelopathy, green fertilizers, biodynamics, etc.
“Grădina Moldovei” is collaborating with EcoVisio on organic agriculture.
The FLEX Alumni Grants Program
The Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX), created in 1992, is a scholarship student exchange program administered by the U.S. Department of State. The program provides opportunities for high school students (ages 15–19) from former Soviet Union to spend a year in the United States, living with a host family and attending an American high school. The program seeks to develop the leadership abilities and cultural awareness.
Since its inception in 1993, more than 23,000 high school students have studied in the U.S. under the program. There are over 900 FLEX alumni from Moldova.
FLEX Alumni are collaborating with EcoVisio on activEco, Seed It Forward and Movie Nights/Kinoprojector initiatives.
Mai Bine ("Better", if we translate it) is a civil society organization from Iasi, Romania, visioning a world of strong ethical principles and norms, ecologically sustainable and socially equitable. The mission of Mai Bine is to contribute to the sustainable development of local community through implementation of holistic projects that tackle all three aspects of sustainability: natural environment, social environment and economic environment. Thus, the areas of its activity are: ecology and environmental protection, social economy, education and development, and raising civic awareness.
The projects of Mai Bine include, but are not limited to: ”Apa fără Plastic” ("Water without Plastic"), ”IaȘi Reciclează” ("IaSi Recycle"), ”REDU” (a social enterprise that has a goal to transform waste in resources), ”CUIB” (Urban Center of Good Initiatives, or "Nest") și ”Cartiere pentru oameni” ("Neighbourhoods for people").
Mai Bine is collaborating with EcoVisio on Social Entrepreneurship.
Plantăm fapte bune în România
“Planting good deeds in Romania” (“Plantăm fapte bune în România”) is a national volunteer initiative, founded in 2011 and led by the EcoAssist Association from Bucharest. Involving civil society, wide public, companies, authorities and mass-media, in the years that have passed, the project has mobilized around 20 thousands of volunteers who planted and cared about over 500,000 of trees on tens of hectares of degraded land throughout the whole country, with the help of national, district and local coordinators. In parallel, the team is also working on an illegal logging detection system, promoting investigation of relevant cases and application of national legislation.
Plantăm fapte bune în România is collaborating with EcoVisio on Seed It Forward initiative. Together we Plant! Take care! Afforest!
The Moldovan Environmental Governance Academy, or MEGA, formed by a diverse international team of talented young people, represents an innovative solution to the world’s most pressing social and environmental issues through community participation and collaborative environmental governance, concentrated in its main innovation called MEGA Game: The Game with Impact. The MEGA mission is to make people’s green dreams - sustainable solutions, eco-innovations, and environmental projects / initiatives that improve both the social well-being of communities and the quality of the environment they live in - come true.
MEGA is collaborating with EcoVisio on MEGA Game, as well as Movie Nights/Kinoprojector and Board Game Days initiatives... and especially on Seed It Forward.
Initiative Mittel- und Osteuropa e.V.
The Initiative Mittel- und Osteuropa e.V. (InMOE) is a non-profit organisation that connects thirty NGOs from Central and Eastern Europe in a network. InMOE's aim is to strengthen civic commitment, so it qualifies its members in educational measures, interlinks them and gives impulse for innovative projects. By strengthening civic activism and by supporting international exchange of experiences among committed people, it intends to contribute to an essential and positive change towards a common and self-determined togetherness in Europe.
InMOE is collaborating with EcoVisio on Inside-Out Leadership course.
The Association of Environmental and Ecotourism Journalists from Moldova (Asociaţia Jurnaliştilor de Mediu şi Turism Ecologic din Republica Moldova, AJMTEM) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit, apolitical organization created by journalists of Moldova. It has the following objectives:
- providing correct and operative information about the state of the environment and its impact on human health;
- raising environmental awareness;
- organization and support of media campaigns in favor of protection and conservation of landscapes and touristic sites from national and European heritage;
- protection and promotion of people’s basic right to clean and healthy environment;
- free expression of opinion in the society and providing reliable information about events through mass media.
AJMTEM, also known as EcoPresa (due to their website), is collaborating with EcoVisio on PR and communication.
The “Urban Grass” (orig. “Iarba Urbană”) initiative is a former activEco 2014 project, aiming to improve public spaces of Chisinau by the forces of citizens themselves, as well as to inspire people to change their own lifestyle and life in their community for the better. For a few years in a row now, the team, supported by other alumni and volunteers with various backgrounds, “revitalize” different parts of Chisinau (2014 - "Iarba Urbană #1" at Chehov theater square, 2015 - "Iarba Urbană #2" in Valea Morilor park). The renovation process is usually concluded by an event consisting of a fair of local eco-products and other initiatives, interesting workshops, group discussions, live music and demonstration of documentaries.
"Iarba Urbană" is collaborating with EcoVisio on Kinoprojector initiative.
The Civil Society Portal
CIVIC.MD is an informational site for the people who are interested to find out more about the civil society sector of the Republic of Moldova. With a mission to contribute to increasing transparency and efficiency of nongovernmental organizations from Moldova, it offers them a platform of communication both among themselves and with wide public.
Here you can find news about the activities organized by Moldovan NGOs, announcements, press-releases, declarations and other relevant information.
Thus, CIVIC.MD is collaborating with EcoVisio on PR and communication.
Reciclare.MD is an informational platform created in order to consolidate the efforts of the team and its friends directed against the environmental problems, especially the issue of recyclable waste management. Reciclare.MD tends to attain a positive, long-term impact on our environment through promoting sustainable practices, in particular the ones of recycling and reusing "waste". Its main principles are simple and clear: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse.
National Platform for Environment and Health
Founded in 2014, the National Platform for Environment and Health, or PNMS (Platforma Națională de Mediu și Sănătate), is a framework for constructive dialogue, partnerships and collaboration among all governmental and nongovernmental, public and private actors of Moldova, who can contribute to solving environmental and health problems through active involvement of civil society and stregthening of its role in monitoring of efficient implementation of policies and actions of all relevant actors.
EcoVisio is a member of PNMS since 2014.
Ecoportal.md is a Moldovan web platform that is dedicated to consumers and producers of ecological products. Its goal is to inform and guide consumers in the world of local ecological products, as well as promote producers and national companies that sell them. Special attention is also paid to the field of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources, promoting relevant events and projects.
EcoPortal is collaborating with EcoVisio on IarmarEco.
EaP Civil Society Forum
The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF), launched 2009, is a unique multi-layered regional civil society platform aimed at promoting European integration, facilitating reforms and democratic transformations in the six Eastern Partnership countries - Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The mission of the EaP CSF is to strengthen civil society in the region and to foster cooperation and the exchange of experiences between organisations of the Eastern Partnership countries as well as the EU.
EaP CSF carries out its work through a participatory governance structure that includes, among other structures, 6 national platforms and five thematic working groups.
National Youth Council of Moldova
The National Youth Council of Moldova, or CNTM (Consiliul Național al Tineretului din Moldova), registered since 1999, is a nongovernmental organization serving as the unique national platform of youth associations. It promotes the interests of the young people from Moldova by organizing activities such as trainings, seminars, lobby and consultations, and representing its members in relationships with governmental structures, forums, national and international youth institutions.
EcoVisio is an associated member of CNTM.