15 Young Greens selected from all over the country have met with a delegation from the Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW). The workshop was held to help build stronger links between the two groups, and to help build up the Moldovan Young Greens. The young people came from a variety of backgrounds, some academic, some technical, some from business and industry, but all united by a common desire to accelerate the effectiveness of Moldovan Young Greens improve relationships with Romania, the EU, the European Greens, FYEG – and, of course, the Green Party of England and Wales.
In attendance at the two-day ‘action workshop’ in Chisinau in Moldova were Anatolie Prohnitchi, President of the Partidul Verde Ecologist (the Moldovan Green party), and and Ovidiu Iane, President of the Romanian Green party. The Romanians have worked with the Moldovan Greens since their inception. The event was pretty intense but hugely rewarding for all concerned, as common themes and strategies were identified and an action plan for the future emerged. Internal themes (like recruitment and fundraising) and external themes (like migration, water quality) themes were identified. It is now important for all parties to ensure that this newly forged liaison is maintained and nurtured, hopefully with a view for a visit by the Moldovan Young Greens to the UK to meet with their counterparts there.