THE WORLD IS CHANGING

THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING

AND SO CAN WE

On April 13, 1999, the Ecological Association of Children and Youth of Moldova (AECTM) was founded in Chisinau, through the efforts of a group of courageous teachers led by Nina Strepan. They have been organizing creative and non-formal actions aimed at popularization of ecology in schools for several years.

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In 2013, the association restarted its activity and was transformed into "EcoVisio", led by a small group of enthusiasts from Germany and Moldova, some of them being the children of the founders of AECTM. Since then, we have been working to reach the potential of Moldova as a model region of sustainable development, and to help people achieve positive changes. Our vision for the future of Moldova and the entire region is an active society, a healthy environment and a prosperous and equitable economy.

Our mission is to bring this future as close as possible to the present, through educational activities, the theoretical and practical promotion of sustainable living, the creation and development of communities, and the support of initiatives that share our vision. Last but not least, we are committed to gender equality in all our internal activities, campaigns and structures.

Throughout our years of activity, we have been lucky enough to have the support of many followers, friends, collaborators, partners and sponsors. And we are very grateful to each and every one.

In particular, Sweden (through the Embassy of Sweden in Chișinău) and IM Swedish Development Partner have had a special role in the development of our organization, providing us with core funding for a period of 3 years, from 2018 and 2019 respectively. Through this financing, we have been able to expand our team, grow professionally, work in a more structured way and take on new directions in the field of sustainable development, such as organic farming, waste management and energy efficiency.

THE CORE PRINCIPLES GUIDING OUR WORK


  • simple and sustainable living
  • cooperation instead of competition
  • unity in diversity
  • transparency and trust
  • quality and the achievement of excellence

THE CORE PRINCIPLES GUIDING OUR WORK

  • simple and sustainable living
  • cooperation instead of competition
  • unity in diversity
  • transparency and trust
  • quality and the achievement of excellence

Our Team

  • Staff

    We have a team of 23 people with various backgrounds working in the following departments: Managements and Finances, Communications and PR, Climate, Agrifood, Waste Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Greening, Alternative Education. Additionally, we have several collaborators working with us on specific projects.

    Contact the staff for any inquiries related to their area of work

    VLADIMIR TERNAVSCHI executive director vladimir@ecovisio.org
    vlad

    VLADIMIR TERNAVSCHI
    executive director

    LUCIA IONCU Financial Director  lucia@ecovisio.org

    LUCIA IONCU
    Financial Director

    IANA CUȘNIR PR and communications coordinator  iana.cusnir@ecovisio.org

    IANA CUȘNIR
    PR and communications coordinator

    LAURENȚIU MUTRUC PR and communications coordinator  laur.mutruc@ecovisio.org

    LAURENȚIU MUTRUC
    PR and communications coordinator

    ECATERINA ȚĂRUȘAlumni coordinator & Office Manager  ecaterina@ecovisio.org

    ECATERINA ȚĂRUȘ
    Alumni coordinator & Office Manager

    AINA IDRISOVA Head of the Social Entrepreneurship department, head of the Platform on Social Entrepreneurship Development, coordinator of the
    Aina

    AINA IDRISOVA
    Head of the Social Entrepreneurship department, head of the Platform on Social Entrepreneurship Development, coordinator of the "Social Entrepreneurship HUB"

    MARINA CEBANU PR and communications coordinator, Social Entrepreneurship department  marina.cebanu@ecovisio.org

    MARINA CEBANU
    PR and communications coordinator, Social Entrepreneurship department

    VALERIA ȘVARȚmanager Greening Department   valeria@ecovisio.org

    VALERIA ȘVARȚ
    manager Greening Department

    DANIELA FORNEA manager agrifood department daniela.fornea@ecovisio.org

    DANIELA FORNEA
    manager agrifood department

    LILIA MICU assistant agrifood department lilia@ecovisio.org

    LILIA MICU
    assistant agrifood department

    ANNA BOKK manager waste management department anna@ecovisio.org

    ANNA BOKK
    manager waste management department

    DANIELA GURSCHI Director of the project

    DANIELA GURSCHI
    Director of the project "Social Entrepreneurship HUB", Coordinator of projects of Social Entrepreneurship department

    DUMITRU JURAVELISecretary at Platform for Social Entrepreneurship in Moldova, assistant of projects of Social Entrepreneurship department dumitru.juraveli@ecovisio.org

    DUMITRU JURAVELI
    Secretary at Platform for Social Entrepreneurship in Moldova, assistant of projects of Social Entrepreneurship department

    CAROLINA JURAVELI coordinator of the online platform IarmarEco.md, assistant of projects of Social Entrepreneurship department   carolina@ecovisio.org

    CAROLINA JURAVELI
    coordinator of the online platform IarmarEco.md, assistant of projects of Social Entrepreneurship department

    VICTORIA NOVACCoordinator of projects of Social Entrepreneurship department victoria.novac@ecovisio.org
    Victoria Novac

    VICTORIA NOVAC
    Coordinator of projects of Social Entrepreneurship department

    LAURENȚIU RACU  Coordinator of projects of Social Entrepreneurship department  laurentiu.racu@ecovisio.org

    LAURENȚIU RACU
    Coordinator of projects of Social Entrepreneurship department

    ANA POPAcoordinator of the project
    Ana Popa

    ANA POPA
    coordinator of the project "Moldova on Bikes"

    ION UNGUREANU project coordinator ion@ecovisio.org

    ION UNGUREANU
    project coordinator

    ELENA TACU project coordinator elena@ecovisio.org

    ELENA TACU
    project coordinator

    OLGA EMELIANOVAcoordinator of the pilot project on accessibility  olga@ecovisio.org

    OLGA EMELIANOVA
    coordinator of the pilot project on accessibility

    VICA DIAVORCoordinator of the project
    Vica Diavor

    VICA DIAVOR

    IULIA COVALIOVAcoordinator of «Keep cool» project  iulia.covaliova@ecovisio.org

    IULIA COVALIOVA
    coordinator of «Keep cool» project

  • Members

    EcoVisio has 50 members with the right to vote in the General Assemblies (at least one per year), with a significant role in establishing the organization’s strategic directions. The majority of staff are members, but this status is also held by many external people whom you can see listed here – a mix of former staff, current & former collaborators, friends of the organization and supporters who want to contribute to our development.

    All members are elected during the General Assemblies by current members with voting rights. Find out more about becoming an EcoVisio member here

    CLARA ABDULLAH
    Clara

    CLARA ABDULLAH

    TATIANA BOGACI
    Tatiana Bogaci

    TATIANA BOGACI

    ANNA BOKK

    ANNA BOKK

    VALENTIN BOTEZATU

    VALENTIN BOTEZATU

    LILIANA BOTNARU

    LILIANA BOTNARU

    MARIA BURUNDUCOVA

    MARIA BURUNDUCOVA

    MARGARETA CARTIRA

    MARGARETA CARTIRA

    LARISA COJUȘNEANU

    LARISA COJUȘNEANU

    VIORICA CORLAT-ȚURCAN

    VIORICA CORLAT-ȚURCAN

    RUSANDA CURCA

    RUSANDA CURCA

    MARTIN DESHAYES

    MARTIN DESHAYES

    ELIZAVETA DULGHERU

    ELIZAVETA DULGHERU

    OLGA EMELIANOVA

    OLGA EMELIANOVA

    DANIELA FORNEA

    DANIELA FORNEA

    DRAGOȘ GAIDABURA

    DRAGOȘ GAIDABURA

    INNA GORDEEVA

    INNA GORDEEVA

    JULIAN GRÖGER

    JULIAN GRÖGER

    EUGEN GUZUN

    EUGEN GUZUN

    IGOR HÂNCU

    IGOR HÂNCU

    AINA IDRISOVA
    Aina

    AINA IDRISOVA

    LUCIA IONCU

    LUCIA IONCU

    GABRIELA ISAC
    Gabriela Isac

    GABRIELA ISAC

    VALERIU ISTRATI

    VALERIU ISTRATI

    DAVID JESSE

    DAVID JESSE

    ALEXANDRA KHALAIM

    ALEXANDRA KHALAIM

    CRISTINA KIFA

    CRISTINA KIFA

    ALEXANDRU LOZINSKI

    ALEXANDRU LOZINSKI

    ANTON MATUSENCO
    Anton

    ANTON MATUSENCO

    ANDREI MOISEI

    ANDREI MOISEI

    VICTOR PARLICOV

    VICTOR PARLICOV

    ANDREY PATRAMAN

    ANDREY PATRAMAN

    MIHAELA PEȘTEREANU

    MIHAELA PEȘTEREANU

    MAXIM PIJEVSKII

    MAXIM PIJEVSKII

    ANA POPA
    Ana Popa

    ANA POPA

     MARIA POPOVA

    MARIA POPOVA

     MEGHAN STEWART

    MEGHAN STEWART

    VALERIA ȘVARȚ

    VALERIA ȘVARȚ

    ELENA TACU

    ELENA TACU

    ECATERINA ȚĂRUȘ

    ECATERINA ȚĂRUȘ

    ION UNGUREANU

    ION UNGUREANU

    LUDMILA VASILOV

    LUDMILA VASILOV

  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    The board of directors meets at least 4 times a year, represents the mission of the organization and our members’ interests, supports the association in its evolution, consults the team and approves strategic documents and decisions.

    All board members are elected for a period of 2 years during General Assemblies and fulfil this role on a voluntary basis. Only members of the organization can be elected for the board, with the exception of paid staff.

    The president of the organization is also chairman of the board, elected by members during General Assemblies for a period of 2 years with the possibility to be re-elected.

    JULIAN GRÖGERchairman of the board   julian@ecovisio.org

    chairman of the board

    VALENTIN BOTEZATU integrity officer   integrity@ecovisio.org

    VALENTIN BOTEZATU
    integrity officer

    RUSANDA CURCA

    RUSANDA CURCA

    MARTIN DESHAYES

    MARTIN DESHAYES

    ALEXANDRA KHALAIM

    ALEXANDRA KHALAIM

    LUDMILA VASILOV

    LUDMILA VASILOV

  • INTERNAL AUDITING COMMITTEE

    The internal auditing committee’s primary responsibility is to analyze the way financial resources are used in EcoVisio. The committee presents the results of their assessment to members during General Assemblies. Furthermore, the committee makes sure that EcoVisio’s statute is respected and that decisions taken by the board and during General Assemblies are implemented.

    Members of the internal auditing committee are elected for a period of 2 years during General Assemblies and fulfil this role on a voluntary basis. Only members of the organization can be elected as internal auditors, with the exception of board members.

    MARGARETA CARTIRĂ

    MARGARETA CARTIRĂ

    ANTON MATUSENCO
    Anton

    ANTON MATUSENCO

  • OVERVIEW ROLES & STRUCTURES

Our Milestones

    • Opening of 25 new youth clubs in 25 communities around Moldova
    • Implementation of more than 25 community projects that address the issues of environment, social, bullying, gender equality, etc.
    • Involvement, training and work for a year with 25 club leaders, over 250 young people and 10 mentors
    • Assembling of a service-learning guidebook for teachers
    • Creation of 25 murals representing different localities
    • Organization of the first training in Russian with teachers in Gagauzia on Participative methods in Environmental education
    • iarmareco.md has more than 100 active local producers and service providers
    • The Platform for the Development of Social Entrepreneurship has sent a position document to the Law №. 205 from 06.12.2021 for the state budget for the year 2022
    • The Platform for the Development of Social Entrepreneurship has 27 active members
    • A research on Social Entrepreneurship is conducted in partnership with the Agency for Innovation and Development (Transnistria) and the Contact Center (Moldova)
    • Launch of the new EcoVisio website
    • Rebranding of EcoVillage, launch of a new website
    • Lauch of online multi-vendor market IarmarEco.md to promote local, social and ecological products
    • Lauch of Social Entrepreneurs HUB
    • Succesful completion of Core Support 2018-2020 (with a three month extension for 2021) 
    • Revision of the mision, vision and values of the organization
    • Elaboration of a new strategic plan (RAF 2021-2023) with active engagement of representatives from all departments
    • Improvement of internal politics and procedures (HR and Salary Policy, Procurement Policy, Integrity Procedure, Office Guide), official introduction of Job Descriptions 
    • Integration of the pilot project on inclusivity and accesability from disabled persons in EcoVisio's activity
    • Organization and promotion of two national informational campaigns dedicated to waste management and ecological households
    • Allocation of 14 mini-grants for entrepreneurial and agricultural initiatives
    • Update of the Atlas of Organic Agriculture for the year 2020
    • Organization of a summer camp for members of the Association and Alumni of our programs
    • First IarmarEco to take place in the "Rose Valley" park in September with over 120 local producers and social entrepreneurs
    • Since June, we own the Secetariat of the Platform for Development of Social Entrepreneurship
    • Production of 6 informative videos and infographics for farmers
    • Creation of a whole system of waste management in Râșcova village, Criuleni district
    • Launch of advocacy action in the fields of waste management, alternative transport and social entrepreneurship
    • activEco - organization of the first pedagogical seminar on the topic "Participative methods in ecologcial education"
    • activEco - creation of educational caricatures, which have been dispayed in trolleybuses and as an exhibition in the park, in collaboration with Moldova #FărăDeșeuri
    • YES Program - young people (including those from vulnerabile families) and adults have received knowledge on the opportunities for development, techniques of involving of communities and the concept of teaching through service
    • Opening of 40 youth clubs in multimple villages and small cities of Moldova
    • TransHistory - launch of the AudioWalk audio guide on Jewish history in Chișinău
    • Organization of 250 events with more then 7000 participants
    • Work begins on a new and improved EcoVisio website
    • Launch of the ‘BusinessCool’ Accelerator for Social Entrepreneurship
    • Joint campaign with GENDERDOC-M promoting the use of menstrual cups
    • Hospitals’ Needs - action in support of regional hospitals dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic
    • AgroVisio campaign and Facebook page launched by the Agrifood department 
    • Work begins on turning the IarmarEco website (iarmareco.md) into an online marketplace
    • Launch of  ‘BusinessCool’ Accelerator for Social Entrepreneurship
    • Hospitals’ Needs - support for regional hospitals in the fight with the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Start of project ”Waste Management in the villages of Rîșcova and Peresecina”
    • IarmarEco organized as a Caravan in 4 locations throughout Moldova
    • 10 bus stops in 2 districts painted by students as part of the ActiveCiuluc program
    • Core support agreement for 3 years signed with IM Swedish Development Partner
    • The Agrifood and Waste Management departments are created
    • Launch of Cartoful Rîșcovean (Rîșcova Potatoes) initiative & brand
    • The Harap-Alb (renamed HAIclub) and ActivePeace programs return with a new edition after a 1-year hiatus
    • First ever ‘Keep Cool Mobile’ World Cup carried out over the year
    • EDU+ pilot-initiative born and implemented throughout the year, bridging the formal and non-formal education sectors
    • GreenTech Rangers program launched, incorporating the ClimateLaunchpad Moldova competition
    • World Environment Day and ‘AuGust’ Early Grapes Festival co-organized by EcoVisio
    • InfOrganic project & campaign carried out over the year, in partnership with the ‘Education for Development’ Association (AED)
    • Official opening of the Rîșcova - Ivancea forest trail, marked and set up by EcoVisio
    • R E C O N S I D E R Fashion campaign carried out by activEco alumna Ekaterina Verbitskaya in partnership with EcoVisio
    • First Summer Retreat for EcoVisio’s alumni and the extended team
    • National campaign on electronic waste collection carried out by Hai Moldova under EcoVisio’s umbrella
    • #FărăDeșeuri online platform launched during IarmarEco
    • Coordination of the Centropa Trans.History program in Moldova
    • Third edition of IarmarEco Regional organized in Bendery (Transnistrian region)
    • EcoVisio and Centrul de Urbanism (Urbanism Center) announced as local co-hosts for the 2020 International MitOst Festival
    • Second edition of the campaign A fir tree for the New Year - a new tradition carried out by Seed It Forward 
    • New EcoVisio logo and visual identity
    • Core support agreement for 3 years signed with Sweden (Embassy of Sweden in Chișinău)
    • Several long-term projects launched: ActiveCiuluc, Toamna Cartofilor / Potato Festival (Rîșcova), EcoVisio Mini-grants program, EcoVisio FreeShop
    • Several new projects born and implemented throughout the year: Forest Explorers,  BusinessCool & Sustainable Development Lab, Indepenergy, Moldo-German Energy Forum, Danube Youth EcoLab Gagauzyia
    • Hai Moldova initiative begins to activate under EcoVisio’s umbrella, with three projects throughout the year: World Cleanup Day, Future Local Leaders and a campaign for separate waste collection in schools
    • ‘Keep Cool’ in Eastern Europe project launched, creating a community of Keep Cool players in Moldova, Ukraine and Romania
    • Work begins on improving and translating Keep Cool Mobile - the online version of the Keep Cool board game
    • EcoVisio organizes Moldova’s first ever Fruit Fest
    • First editions of IarmarEco Regional in Todirești and Goian
    • Launch of EcoVisio’s greening up services for NGOs
    • New EcoVisio office and workspace opened in Chișinău
    • Grand opening of the EcoVisio Training Center (Rîșcova village)
    • National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship organized in partnership with Eco-Răzeni
    • A horse sanctuary is incorporated into EcoVillage Moldova with EcoVisio’s support
    • Two long-term campaigns launched: #FoodIsLove and A fir tree for the New Year - a new tradition
    • Start of the pre-core support organizational process with Sweden (Embassy of Sweden in Chișinău)
    • Two new projects born and implemented throughout the year: ActiveOrganic and Social Entrepreneurship - Make It Matter
    • Ask a Worm alumni initiative born under EcoVisio’s umbrella
    • EcoVisio registers for the 2% fiscal mechanism for NGOs
    • BikesCrossBorders - project that brought second-hand bikes from Germany to Chișinău
    • Critical Mass Chișinău started by activEco alumni with EcoVisio’s support
    • EcoVillage Walnuts initiative born in Rîșcova
    • Construction begins on the EcoVisio Training Center (Rîșcova village)
    • Two new programs launched: ActivePeace and Harap-Alb
    • The German board game Keep Cool is improved and translated into Romanian, Russian and Ukrainian
    • First meeting of the International Cluster on Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovations, hosted and co-organized by EcoVisio
    • EcoVisio brings the ClimateLaunchpad global competition to Moldova, coordinating it on a national level
    • Launch of the Social Entrepreneurship Forum
    • Two new alumni initiatives active under EcoVisio’s umbrella: Seed It Forward and Torbesc
    • Green NGO Network project born and implemented throughout the year, creating various joint activities across Dniester river
    • Construction begins on EcoVillage Moldova (Rîșcova village)
    • EcoBag for Moldova project & campaign carried out over the year
    • IarmarEco’s concept expands to include social entrepreneurship initiatives
    • Launch of IarmarEco’s website - iarmareco.md
    • First walnut tree planting campaign in Moldova, within the framework of the Wikiwoods international initiative
    • The Association is transformed and renamed EcoVisio
    • Launch of activEco, EcoVisio’s flagship educational program
    • First edition of IarmarEco - the fair for eco-opportunities
    • The Moldovan Eco-Association for Children and Youth is created

WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT OUR ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2018-20

Curious what else we have achieved throughout the years?
Have a look at our annual reports.

 


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