Nine companies from Moldova will develop youth-friendly environments

On Tuesday, July 26, the president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova (CCI of the Republic of Moldova) Sergiu Harea participated in the event “Innovation on the labor market – friendly, inclusive and equal-opportunity work environments for young graduates”.

Within it, the representatives of the business environment, the Ministry of Education and Research, the Vocational Technical Education Institutions (ÎPT), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Austrian Embassy in Moldova, the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Terre des Homme and the UN Women discussed the current trends of the labor market and the integration of students from vocational technical education in the field of work, the expectations of young people, but also the experiences of companies in creating friendly environments for young specialists.


Sergiu Harea, President of the CCI of the Republic of Moldova: “Companies from the Republic of Moldova are in fierce competition with those in the region, and not only, especially now, after the pandemic and the outbreak of a war in the neighboring country. We, together with UNFPA, support companies in the implementation of family-friendly policies, and now, more recently, we also come with youth-friendly policies. The development of young people’s devotion to the company increases the company, but also the country’s economy”.

At the same time, Sergiu Harea appreciated the involvement of CCI members in promoting youth-friendly policies at the workplace, noting that the chamber institution will provide support for the promotion of professional technical education.

The event was organized within the project “Development of life skills and healthy behaviors among students from technical vocational education for better employment in the field of work”. It supports the development of young people’s life skills, by adopting a healthy way of life, without stereotypes and gender-based violence and with equal opportunities for girls and boys, people with disabilities and which would allow them to be more prepared for life adult and successful integration into the workforce.

The project includes 12 technical vocational education institutions from Chisinau, Cahul, Nisporeni, Rezina, Orhei, Edineț, Rîscani and Balti. The project is carried out by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), with the financial support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) from the funds of the Austrian Development Cooperation, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Research.

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