In the last year the BOND project took upon itself a key task, to undertake a Lab Experiment in Moldova. The Lab Experiment is a learning process involving farmers and land manager groups who will participate in capacity building activities and in the design of Action Plans that will lead to the signature of Memorandum of Understanding in different sectors for future cooperation.
On February 25, 2020, ProEntranse organization, launched the first key event, focused on analyzing organizational performance and developing an Action Plan. Event #2 and 3 were originally designed under a face-to-face format, to be implemented the 19th March and 10 April 2020.
Towards the end of February 2020, the Republic of Moldova, like many other countries, closed the borders and restricted all face-to-face encounters, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, which has spread globally. Due to the COVID 19 crisis, in the context of restrictions and sanitary confinement in Europe, the event had to change its structure to a virtual format that has been re-designed in order to be able to implement this activity. It is worth mentioning that the main objectives and foreseen outcomes have been kept, but methodology and format have been completely changed.
As a result of the current situation, the training presentations within the event #2, exercises and exchanges were oriented to examples and challenges emerging from the COVID 19 crises. Event #2 has been promoted by ProEntranse, with the support of FAO and Cordoba University, and was split into 5 online events, that took place between May and June 2020.
The event #3 will be organized in September 2020 and will be focused on Cooperative development, dialogue and Lego serious play. Event #3 will be structured around 3 online sessions with the duration of approximately 2 hours each:
- Session 1 – Cooperative successful experiences and financial instruments for farmers support;
- Session 2 – Gamification based on cooperative development;
- Session 3 – Dialogue between cooperatives and government.
During the 3rd event, participants will have access to 2 video recordings, registered by cooperative’s representatives from France and Norway.
Marie Odile Smets, from Panier Vert, France, cooperative will describe how the cooperative is administrated, how the cooperative works on products, how is the cooperative’s own capital created and other interesting elements which make the cooperative successful and profitable.
Julie Hval will discuss about cooperative experience from Norway, how should be the cooperative’s focus on youth and how youth can be motivated to join or to establish cooperatives.
More information about LAB Experiment in Moldova on the following link.
This Project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 774208.