Program in 2018

In 2018, the activEco program consists of the:

  • Impulse Seminar (took place on April 1-7, 2018)
  • Challenge Weekends

What are the "Challenge Weekends"?

Challenge Weekends are short trainings (lasting from Friday to Sunday afternoon) designed for people who are especially interested in a  specific topic and are invited to work out, together, solutions that they could implement.

The Challenges that already took place:

  1. Challenge #1 - Urban and Community Development, June 1-3, 2018
  2. Challenge #2 - Project Management, June 15-17, 2018

...and more Challenges are coming!

3. Challenge #3 - Financial Literacy (preliminary dates - September 14-16, 2018)

4. Challenge #4 - Energy Efficiency and Sufficiency (preliminary dates - September 28-30, 2018)

5. Challenge #5 - Tree Growing (preliminary dates - October 5-7, 2018)

The applications for them will open in August.

Impulse seminar on Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneurship (Riscova, April 1-7, 2018)

The goal of the Impulse Seminar is to bring together like-minded people, who would develop, during the year of 2018, ideas that brings everyone closer to the future they envision. By the end of this year’s activEco program, the participants should acquire skills and actually develop and implement environmental and social entrepreneurship initiatives. With 23 participants from Moldova, Romania and Ukraine, the first event of the 2018 activEco program, the Impulse Seminar, kicked off on April 1-7 in Eco-Village Moldova, in village Riscova.

This year’s Impulse Seminar focused on the topics of global challenges and how we are part of them, with a switch to local challenges in our communities and brainstorming the solutions to them. The participants reflected on how an individual can become the driver of change in his/her community, substantiated by their personal stories, challenges and values. The requisite topic of Social Entrepreneurship helped participants to vision how they can practically contribute to making their communities a better place, by thinking as a social entrepreneur. This exercise gave space for the participants to start developing their own project ideas in the area of sustainable development.

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Challenge #1 - Urban and Community Development

The Urban & Community Development Challenge took place on June 1-3, 2018 in Chisinau, organized in partnership with the NGO "Centrul de Urbanism".

The 20 participants, urban professionals and amateurs, coming from all over Moldova, took part in a set of urban exercises meant to allow them to understand what is a city, how it functions and how it can be adapted to community needs. The 3-day workshop encouraged its participants to believe in their ideas and their potential to change the communities and the environment they live in. 

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Challenge #2 - Project Management

Challenge #2 - Project Management - took place on June 15-17, 2018 at the EcoVisio Eco-Training Center in village Rîșcova, in Eco-Village Moldova.

It has been an unprecedented Challenge both for participants and for facilitators - fitting the key points of project management theory, project work and consultations in two days, but they succeeded. The Challenge provoked its 21 participants to think about how to make socio-ecological ideas reality - through projects. The participants found out about the stages of project implementation, about how to develop as project manager and how to manage successfully the time and the resources that they have.

After the seminar, as well as after other Challenges, the participants will got some seed funding and a mentor in order to make their projects real.

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