Institute for Development and Social Initiatives “Viitorul” Knowledge creating development Address and Contacts Chisinau, Republic of Moldova 10/1 Iacob Hincu Str. Phone:(+373/22)221844 Fax: (+373/33) 24 57 14ProfileIDIS “Viitorul” is a research, education and moral and intellectual support and advices invested a lot of efforts in contributing tooutreach organization which activates them regarding their future projects and the development of new policy options,in the field of economic analysis, gover- initiatives. Consistent with this mission, IDIS generating policy dialogue and cross-secto-nance, law, political sciences, strategic has forged several linkages between the rial communication. We undertake researchand organizational science. IDIS is also a academic and policy-making environments, and monitoring of targeted issues of publiccommon platform that brings together generating policy analysis and recommen- interest, plan and undertake publishing,young intellectuals who are concerned with dations for various areas of public interest, organize wide-national, cross-regionalthe success of transition towards the free creating and disseminating of the best and topical conferences on various issuesmarket and the open society. IDIS helps practices, good governance, and economic related to economic transition, liberalizationthem to contribute with their energies, analysis. policies, free trade agreements, conflicts andvalues and virtues, providing its logistic, Since its foundation, our Institute has rule-of-law institutions.
Affiliations IDIS is today associated with several networks and international organizations: • PASOS (Policy Association of the Open Society) • TPN (Transitional Policy Network) • NISPAcee (The Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe, Slovakia) • NDRI (Network of Democracy Research Institutes). • EPIN (Economic Policy Institute Network of the UNDP) • ICBSS (International Centre for Black Sea Studies) • Stockholm Network • Danish Development Research Network • TRIALOG Our mission To be a leading public policy institute essentially contributing to the growth of independent thinking environment, competitiveness of the Moldovan socie- ty and economy, in a well-governed state, favorable to educated citizenship.Priority According to our institution strategy for 2009-2014, there are three major areas in which IDIS “Viitorul” works:Fields: (1) Modernisation and Europeanisation of the Public Sector; (2) Strengthening a Functional Market Economy; (3) Supporting the Emergence of a Competitive Society.
TargetThe IDIS target beneficiaries include: municipal governments,central governmental agencies, private business, think tanks, audience:accademia, and mass media outlets.IDIS“Viitorul”consists from a number of integrated teams of experts, economic analysis and forecast, taxation and tax awareness ofwith outstanding knowledge and expertise in the following fields: citizens, poverty reduction and other social policies.Public Sector Department operates as a resource center, Competitive Society Department is specialized in socialtraining and research division of IDIS, implementing its main policy, civic education democratization, foreign and securityprojects in the areas of legal protection of the municipalities, policy analysis, European integration, crisis management andstrategic planning and assistance provided to the associations early warning. The department’s experts perform researchof local authorities, lobbying and tutorials. in the thematic areas and advocate for reforms through permanent consultations with stakeholders, conduct trainingsFunctional Market Economy Department runs regular and organize civic participation campaigns.Current projects: • Increasing energy efficiency of Chi- of Slovak Republic Foundation şinău and Sevastopol municipalities • Profiling pro-EU attitudes in Moldova • Preparing RM for a Comprehensive based on existing positive experien- – Hanns Seidel Foundation Free Trade and Agreement with EU ce – European Commission – Black Sea Trust for Regional Coope- • Advanced political learning for new • Assisting the authorities from UTAG leaders in Moldova – Hanns Seidel ration in implementing the Strategy of De- Foundation • Building Effective Private – Public Di- velopment Economy of Gagauzia alogue through a National Business through concept DELTA-Moldova – • Monitoring and Auditing the Parlia- ment in Moldova – Balkan Trust for Agenda – CIPE LGI/OSI Democracy • Intensification of the cooperation be- • Campaigning for local change and tween the Customs Service of RM and participation – Ministry of Foreign • Bringing to dialog state and civil actors regarding the future of Mol- civil society on corruption prevention Affairs of Czech Republic – East Europe Foundation dovan social state – Friedrich Ebert • European future of Chisinau Munici- Foundation pality – Hanns Seidel Foundation • Actions to support ETF activities in • Strengthening Critical Thinking on RM in the areas of VET, Education and Accelerating Conflict Resolution in Business Cooperation, and Mobili- Moldova through Active Involvement ty Partnership – European Training of International Actors – Soros Mol- dova Foundation • Stimulating debates on foreign poli- cy at the level of experts and society. Writing, editing and disseminating a bulletin on foreign policy of RM – Soros Moldova Foundation • Paving the road towards visa-free tra- vel between the Eastern Partnership countries and EU member states – LGI/OSI • National Convention for European In- tegration – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Current expertise: Macroeconomic and microeconomic studies Agriculture and land relations Energetic system, national and regional market components Monetary and fiscal policies Study of the labour market, social relations Policies on decentralization: status, role and competences of local and sub-national authorities Strategic planning: options and instruments for local development Analysis of state policies in school and university education system Public-private partnerships institutionalization Analysis of commercial and banking risks Politic analysis and voting behaviour Quantitative and qualitative research of public Association management and training on advanced opinion advocacy capacities Consumer confidence on national and sector level Impact analysis of certain policies and governmental decisionsIDIS products:Economic Statewatch – provides analysis, forecasts and major sources of peril, mid and long term threats that haveearly warnings to the Government and the public with challenged the political, social and economic life of the country,respect to the economic trends and poverty developments in having largely domestic roots, and possible effects in the future.Republic of Moldova. Social Monitor – quantitative and qualitative research onPublic Policies – periodical studies on key-issues for the the quality of life and components of social capital.target audience, assisting political leaders to take intelligent Moldova’s Foreign Policy Statewatch - a series of briefdecisions. analyses, written by local and foreign experts, dedicated to thePolicy Briefs – periodical bulletins which outline the most topical subjects related to the foreign policy of Moldova,rationale for choosing a particular policy alternative or course major developments in the Black Sea Region, cooperationof action in a current policy debate. with international organizations and peace building activitiesEarly Warning Report – quarterly product that outlines the in the region. Contact Chisinau, 10/1, Iacob Hincu Str., 2009 MD, Republic of Moldova Phone: (+ 373/22) 22 18 44. Fax: (+ 373/22) 24 57 14 E-mail: email@example.com www.viitorul.org