All media are invited to the launch of the “Domestic Election Monitoring and Voter Education in Moldova – Strengthening of Capacities and International Networking” project on May 4, 2011 between 11:00 – 12:00 at the Blue Hall, Summit Events and Conference Center (49/3, Tighina str., Chisinau). The project is financed by the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Moldova from the thematic programme “Non-state actors and local authorities in development”

The event is organized by the project implementers – The Civic Coalition for Free and Fair Elections through its members (National Assistance and Information Centre for NGOs in Moldova CONTACT, Promo-LEX Association and Center Partnership for Development) in partnership with European Exchange gGmbH (Germany). At the event the local project’s manager and partner organizations will present the main project’s objectives and activities.

The project activities will be implemented between April 12th 2011 – October 12th 2012 and will strengthen the voter’s participation in democratic electoral processes in Moldova during the local elections in 2011 and beyond, through development of the professional network of election monitoring and voter education NGOs, to assess the conduct of elections and to initiate the post-election dialogue between authorities and NGOs on electoral reforms.

For more information, please contact:

Ms Zane RUNGULE, project manager, EU Delegation

Mr Nicolae PANFIL, local project manager / Secretary of the Civic Coalition for Free and Fair Elections