June – September 2019

Funded by Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of Republic of Moldova (external website)

The project goal is to achieve social inclusion through promotion of regional culture and cultural involvement of young people. The project has two objectives: to promote non-formal artistic education and change of experience at local level, including among persons from vulnerable groups; to promote youth involvement in cultural actions, with a positive impact on the quality of life of persons from vulnerable groups.

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December 2018 – April 2019

Funded by USAID (external website), A.O. Promo – LEX (external website)

The goal of the project is that people with disabilities from the Republic of Moldova participate in the parliamentary elections of 24 February 2019. The project has two objectives: at least 2000 people with disabilities and 400 support persons involved in information and electoral education during the project implementation period; the general population of the Republic of Moldova sensitized about the electoral participation of people with disabilities.

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February 2018 – January 2021

Funded by European Union (external website), Soros Foundation – Moldova (external website)

To develop sustainable community services for people with disabilities, Keystone Moldova is building a partnership between civil society organizations (CSOs) and the government. To advance the social inclusion of people with mental disabilities and vulnerable children, Keystone Moldova is empowering CSOs to promote and implement innovative solutions with local public authorities.

With support from Keystone Moldova, 60 CSOs are increasing their capacity to develop and implement innovative social services based on the individual needs of people with mental disabilities and vulnerable children. Keystone Moldova is also offering technical and financial support for up to 30 CSO projects that focus on developing innovative social services in partnership with local public authorities.

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September 2008 – present

Funded by Open Society Mental Health Initiative (MHI) (external website) and Soros Foundation – Moldova (external website)

In partnership with global, regional, and local organizations and authorities, Keystone Moldova is initiating a transformation of Moldova's system of care for individuals with disabilities by creating a community-based system of services and supports. Community for All seeks to build an enriched environment where all people are united in a common spirit celebrating each person's unique abilities.

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April 2016 – April 2019

Funded by European Union (external website)

The project goal is to empower people in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions and local CSOs to defend and monitor the rights of people with mental disabilities in Moldova.

People with mental disabilities are becoming self-advocates and gaining a greater awareness of their rights. In addition, CSOs are building their capacity to enhance and monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions. These activities lessen and prevent discrimination against people with mental disabilities who live in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions, and promote community for all people. 

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November 2016 – March 2019

Funded by European Union (external website) and IM Swedish Development Partner (external website)

Through the development of a social protection system for people with disabilities, this project aims to increase trust between both banks of the Nistru River and TAU Găgăuzia.

Community-based organizations from both banks of the Nistru River and TAU Găgăuzia support the rights of people with disabilities to live in the community. By developing mobile teams and a day center, the delivery of social services for children with disabilities and their families from five districts on both banks of the Nistru River will be improved. In addition, to address the stigma and discrimination of people with disabilities, Keystone Moldova is using the Social Theater Forum and providing training to journalists from both banks.

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April – December 2017

Funded by Soros Foundation-Moldova (external website)

To reform the system of social services, Keystone Moldova supported public authorities to promote the rights of persons with disabilities to live in the community and access alternative social services. In addition to supporting public authorities to reform deinstitutionalization practices, Keystone Moldova supported the central government to develop policies for implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), and increased the transparency and responsibility of local public authorities for budgeting social services.

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February 2017 – June 2018

Funded by Open Society Foundations/ Early Childhood Program (external website)

Keystone Moldova worked to strengthen and introduce the inclusive education model in kindergartens and primary schools. This child-centered approach eases children’s transition to school and optimizes competent collaboration between relevant educational services and other community resources.

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May – November 2017

Funded by People in Need (external website)

This project aims to increase the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in Moldova.

Keystone Moldova provided consultation to develop four Supported Living Services for people with mental disabilities from Balti, Badiceni, Brinzeni, and Cocieri.

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2014 – 2017

Funded by IM Swedish Development Partner (external website)

Advocacy plays a powerful role in ensuring inclusive participation in society for people with disabilities. Through this project, people with disabilities have been empowered to become self-advocates. Organizations and groups of parents have also been encouraged to advocate for and with people with disabilities.

The project had three major areas of activity:

  • Developing a national network of self-advocacy (persons with disabilities);
  • Developing a national platform of organizations and groups of parents;
  • Support CSOs active in the field of disability in promoting the rights of people with disabilities locally and nationally.

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