Young entrepreneurs from both banks of the Nistru river met at a Business Forum in Chisinau
3 December 2015

Over one hundred young entrepreneurs from Moldova discussed the reality and possibilities to develop their businesses at a Forum today, organized by the National Association of Young Managers from Moldova (ANTiM). They were able to network and share experience, while successful entrepreneurs and experts shared with them the most efficient management and business development approaches.

For the first time, the forum was joined by young entrepreneurs from the left bank of the Nistru River, which spoke about their experience of doing business. The event was a perfect opportunity for establishing new contracts for future collaborations.

The event was opened by the European Union Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, Pirkka Tapiola, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative in Moldova, Dafina Gercheva, and Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Andrei Spinu.

“Involving young people in business is crucial to speeding up the development of the country. You have a great potential to bring in change and prosperity, through your energy, innovativeness and dedication. EU pays special attention to youth entrepreneurship and will continue to support Moldovan youth deciding to pursue their business ideas”, mentioned Pirkka Tapiola. He welcomed the participation at the event of young people from Transnistria and emphasized the importance of such platforms for pragmatic, business cooperation, for the future of the region as a whole.

`The young entrepreneurs attending this Forum are those who are already walking the talk about taking the future in their own hands, having generated hundreds of new jobs. Entrepreneurship, especially led by youth, for Moldova, is a great tool to combat youth unemployment and social exclusion as well as stimulate innovation`, said Dafina Gercheva.

A special session was organized to inform people about European Union, United Nations Development Programme, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, World Bank and Chamber of Commerce and Industry supported opportunities for youth in business.

The Forum program included presentations of young entrepreneurs. For example, Elizaveta Mamaliga spoke about her business in production of ecologically pure honey, decorative wax candles and a new product for local market – honey soap. Her business is located in Todiresti village, Ungheni district.

The business forum `The realities and potential business development by young entrepreneurs in Moldova` was organized by Moldova National Association of Young Managers (ANTiM) with the financial support of ARGIDIUS Foundation, European Union within the EU-UNDP Support to Confidence Building Measures Programme and the Ministry of Youth and Sport.

Contact Information

Aurelia Braguta, Head of ANTiM, tel: 069891999, e-mail:      

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