Are you looking for something exciting to get involved in?

Then you’re in luck!

The STUDEM project in Moldova is searching for a new person responsible for the budget! This person will also be responsible for helping out with other analyses and implementing tasks. They will go to Moldova either in 2021 or 2022, help with the applications, and report to Dansk Ungdoms Fællesråd (DUF). Applicants should be willing to be involved for a minimum of one year.
 

If interested, you can send your application in Danish or in English to office@studem.md. The application should consist of your motivation to join. If you have any questions, you can email frederikkethorning@gmail.com. Best of luck!

 

About STUDEM youth center Balti:

STUDEM is a youth-led youth center in Balti, Moldova established within the partnership between CREEDD and Silba. The center is managed by a board of 11 democratically chosen young people in the age between 12 and 30. STUDEM aims to strengthen youth democracy in Balti through the establishment and coordination of youth initiatives as political schools, debate clubs, youth councils, and local partnerships. The initiative aims to strengthen overall Moldovan democracy by empowering youngsters of rural Moldova to express their needs, require their rights, and influence local community. Furthermore, STUDEM is a physical safe space where youngsters can get support in implementing their own ideas through supervision, training, and motivation.  

  

Working with local young people in ages between 12 and 30 the project has developed a forum for young people to express their opinions and learn about democratic practices and processes. This strategy of process-learning trains the youngsters in democratic principles based on dialogue, accountability, and cooperation. Not only do they learn about the structural composition of decision-making entities and institutions in their own reality, but they’re also introduced and trained in budgeting, leadership, social entrepreneurship, human rights, and inclusivity. The entire project takes a broad focus on voluntarism, equality and transparency, in order to create a lasting democratic perception amongst the participants. 

  

The initiative was launched in 2016 where the project-group started cooperating with 10 schools in Balti to strengthen and introduce youth councils. Since then, more and more youngsters are involved as participants, board-members, club-managers or supporters. A long-term goal for the project is also to help create a network between the participating youth councils through a series of networking events that started in November 2018. 

  

The daily operation of the initiative is done by a project group consisting of Moldovan coordinators from the youth center board and Danish coordinators from Silba. These coordinators are paired on specific areas of importance, so every aspect is overseen by both partners. This is done both to ensure that the project remains a joint venture, but also as a goal in itself to increase the cultural exchange between Moldovan and Danish participants to learn from each other.  

 

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