Impulse Seminar on Sustainable Development in Lalova (May 6-11, 2014)
Impulse Seminar on Sustainable Development activEco 2014 took place in Lalova on the beautiful bank of the river Nistru. This year 24 participants from North, South, East and West of Moldova, including Gagauzia, Transnistria and Chisinau have gathered together to start their journey through activEco year. Small village Lalova has rarely seen such a vibrant and energetic group with such an amazing atmosphere! During 6 days of intensive work in interaction with the nature participants have learned about the basics of sustainable development. As a result 7 project teams were formed and the work on first project ideas has started. More interesting pictures from the Impulse Seminar activeco 2014 you can find activEco facebook page !
Social Entrepreneurship Seminar (May 24-27, 2014)
As Albert Einstein sad: “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts”. And maybe yet few fill passion for social entrepreneurship in ecology, but those who care are those who count for the real change. During our Social Entrepreneurship Seminar we have spent wonderful time in Chișinău and Vadul lui Vodă with amazing participants and many guest speakers that work in field of social entrepreneurship like:”Dulce Plai“, “EduJoc“, “Academia Nicolae Dumitrescu“, “East Europe Foundation – Moldova“, “Mara Women“.They were happy to share their experience and to give a good advice to beginners in social entrepreneurship in ecology. More interesting photos from SE Seminar you will find on activEco facebook page!
Project Management Seminar in Balti (July 23-27, 2014)
Since the first Impulse Seminar activEco 2014 participants have had time to build teams, search for partners & funding opportunities and to fill out project application forms.
Then, the Project Management Seminar in Balti has started, providing the participants with an opportunity to improve their project applications and learn about the most important aspects of project management: time management, communication, teamwork, negotiation techniques, public relations, budgeting, fundraising and many other issues. Besides, they could also exchange know-how and get valuable advice from several experts and guest speakers that have visited our seminar in Balti.
More photos on activEco Facebook page.
IarmarEco – the Fair of Ecological Opportunities and Social Entrepreneurship (November 2, 2014)
On November 2, 2014 the second edition of “IarmarEco” took place, held in ARTICO again, but grown in numbers and in quality. Beside the traditional presentation of various ecological products, this year it had a bigger accent on networking and Open Spaces meant to create a discussion platform for representatives from ecological institutions, companies, NGOs and experienced activists in the environmental and social fields. It was an excellent opportunity for our participants to meet various people working towards the same aim and, together, think about the common solutions to the existing issues. Moreover, they could also present the projects they realized and discuss the results with the general public.
More photos and information on IarmarEco Facebook page.
Reflection Seminar in Chisinau and Lalova (November 1-5, 2014)
The months of project implementation were concluded with a Reflection seminar. It has begun on October 30, with a workshop on video making; on the next day participants and mentors met to repeat, this time mentally, their common working journey, and to prepare for the IarmarEco fair.
The next day, the “IarmarEco” took place, followed by a trip back to our lovely Lalova where the whole activEco 2014 journey has started. Lalova was the place where our reflection went deeper on what we have learned, what were the challenges, how were the teamwork, time management and other interesting things from the May to November.
We have also meditated on our vision of Moldova 2040, on the things we have acquired from our work and on what we will take with us into the future.
More photos on activEco Facebook page.