Samarbetsland: Moldavien

Water and Sewage Treatment

This is a three-party cooperation where the municipality if Piesti in Rumania is the third part.

This project comprises an exchange of knowledge and experiences in providing efficient management from a financial/technical aspect of investments, operations and long-term planning within water and sewage treatment. A prioritised issue, identified and relevant in the project, are the need for long-term funding of infrastructure for water, sewage and sludge treatment. Due to very high costs during the investment phase, inefficiency remains due to lack of financial resources.

Experience of this kind does matter for political/economical reasons and aims to give technical support in handling these issues. This implies that AB Borlänge Energi will be sharing own experiences of technical assistance to capacity building in the corporations of Apa Canal within a time frame of three years, starting in 2009.

Main activities are study visits, training sessions, workshops, seminars, university cooperation, PhD posts, examination papers and youth activities to obtain clear perceptions and eruditions from all three partners. Expected results are prioritised activities to be considered by both corporations of Apa Canal and AB Borlänge Energi, partly required by the European Directive and for initiation of projects towards economic growth. Also, by entering a EU membership for Republic of Moldova, investment programmes will become available for Chisinau Apa Canal.

Expected project results are:

  • at least four people from each Apa Canal corporation have got more than one week of practical training organised by AB Borlänge Energi and performed by Swedish corporations of water and sewage treatment
  • at least one person from both Apa Canal corporations have been offered a PhD post at KTH/IVL and National Agency of Higher Education
  • both corporations of Apa Canal have got in on all results from the Swedish expert project – Project of Hammarby Sjöstadsverk
  • all three partners have performed a mutual informative activity focused on youth, involving “Clean Water – The future”
  • a simplified future investment plan has been produced for both corporations of Apa Canal with most focus on Chisinau Apa Canal.
Projektområde
Technical Services and Infrastructure
Svensk partner
Borlänge kommun
Internationell partner
Chisinau Apa Canal

YEE – Young Entrepreneurs in new Europe

Young Entrepreneurs in New Europe, YEE, is a project form that successfully has been evaluated and improved in the municipality of Ale during a nine years period. Due to a mixture of participants with different nationalities, a uniquely creative and entrepreneurial environment is created, which contributes to a positive and dynamic process development within the group participants. Together with other educational sites, such as Ale, Kaufungen, Bertinoro, St Petersburg and Raahe, a network is crated which contributes to the local development.

The project participants are strengthened in their entrepreneurial thinking together with their creativity. The particular learning process developed in the education, contributes to openness to a different way of thinking. This concept is crucial when trying to develop new techniques and solutions to stimulate future entrepreneurship. Through the particular group dynamic – with participants from five different countries – cultural meetings create possibilities to establish new contacts, enhance language skills and strengthen the participants’ self-confidence. All in all, the education creates good conditions for creativity and entrepreneurial thinking, together with a useful future network.

A positive outcome when implementing the project is that it leads to an education of local actors. This encourages a continuous work with entrepreneurship and creative thinking, which hopefully leads to a sustainable development of entrepreneurship and strengthen development and progress on the local level.

Projektområde
Local economic development, innovation and livelihoods
Svensk partner
Ale kommun
Internationell partner
Primara Budesti Comunei

Municipal Elections in Gnosjö and Stephan Voda municipalities 2010-2011

The project aims to initiate the municipal partnership with a study of the municipal elections in each municipality in theory and practice. We intend to mix visits and participation in municipal elections. The project is expected to provide an insight into the similarities and differences in the municipal election processes in Gnosjö and Stefan Voda.

Our idea is that the project will strengthen and develop local democracy in both Sweden and Moldova. The goal is to revitalize local democracy in Gnosjö municipality through more active local citizens, and through a stronger council. In Moldova and Stephan Voda, the project will lead to a more developed local democracy as local government representatives will have an increased knowledge of the rules of democracy and its importance to the advancement of the municipality, the region, citizens and local businesses. 

Projektområde
Inclusive leadership and governance
Svensk partner
Gnosjö kommun
Internationell partner
Stefan Voda District

YEE2 – Young Entrepreneurs in new Europe

Young Entrepreneurs in New Europe, YEE, is a project form that successfully has been evaluated and improved in the municipality of Ale during a eleven years period. Due to a mixture of participants with different nationalities, a uniquely creative and entrepreneurial environment is created, which contributes to a positive and dynamic process development within the group participants. Together with other educational sites, such as Ale, Kaufungen, Bertinoro, St Petersburg and Gdansk and Cumana, a network is crated which contributes to the local development.

The project participants are strengthened in their entrepreneurial thinking together with their creativity. The particular learning process developed in the education, contributes to openness to a different way of thinking. This concept is crucial when trying to develop new techniques and solutions to stimulate future entrepreneurship. Through the particular group dynamic – with participants from five different countries – cultural meetings create possibilities to establish new contacts, enhance language skills and strengthen the participants’ self-confidence. All in all, the education creates good conditions for creativity and entrepreneurial thinking, together with a useful future network.

A positive outcome when implementing the project is that it leads to an education of local actors. This encourages a continuous work with entrepreneurship and creative thinking, which hopefully leads to a sustainable development of entrepreneurship and strengthen development and progress on the local level.

Projektområde
Education
Svensk partner
Ale kommun
Internationell partner
Primara Budestic Comunei

Youth Project

Improve the youth power of influence, awareness and participation in issues of local democracy.

  • 2 visits per year to each municipality, to support and help develop the work of creating a common platform to work on.
  • Job-shadowing.
  • Analyze the results of job-shadowing and utilize the information for the creation of new work strategies; both long-term and short-term, under both individual and joined circumstances of the participants.
  • The creation of joined public events, to support the work within the project.
Projektområde
Inclusive leadership and governance
Svensk partner
Borlänge kommun
Internationell partner
Chisinau Municipality

Good Public Meals for Happy Citizens

To make good public meals for our happy citizens.

  • Offer 20 employees in each municipality capacity building in the method of FAMM (Five Aspects Meal Model), chemistry of the food and ecological food
  • Ensure the quality of the public food by creating strategy documents, standard menus and so on to ensure quality and nutrition
  • Reduce the wastage of food by including this in the strategies
  • Four meetings with the youth councils and representatives of elderly and politicians in the municipalities
  • Increase understanding of and the awareness of the work with public meals in the municipalities by two kick- off
  • Employees in the municipalities feel that they know about the importance of food for the target groups
Projektområde
Health
Svensk partner
Borlänge kommun
Internationell partner
Chisinau Municipality

Theater Project

The overall objective of the project is to reduce poverty for people living with disablities.

The specific objective is to strengthen the rights of people with disabilities to be part of society. A second objective is to increase understanding for and eliminate prejudice against people with disabilities.

Projektområde
Social care and wellbeing
Svensk partner
Gnosjö kommun
Internationell partner
Stefan Voda District