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Spring coming! The social greenhouse in Belarus, run by Dom Internat in Puchoviche, just started preparation for the season. We are proud to be involved in this project from the early beginning, in cooperation with Warsztat Terapii Zajęciowej w Wąbrzeźnie within #PolishAid long term cooperation
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Right in the middle of La Nichalcea Pond, Ramsar Zone of Lower Dniester, South East of Moldova: a floating curved deck or platform and future water cleaning mussels catcher: a masterpiece of ​design and bioengineering: ​a dazzling ​result of EURO-AQUA BIO-ARCH LAB, co-hosted by Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă Development Policy Foundation and plus48 architecture along the partners! ​

Tremendous thanks to all of you: it was a​ ​howling experience to make it happen.

The project was made possible ​thanks to ​a generous support from International Visegrad Fund​ ​and Central European Initiative - CEI
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Development Policy Foundation shared a post.3 weeks ago
Showing Olanesti area to our Czech partner Místní akční skupina Krkonoše.
In Olanesti we collaborate with Purcari Communities and Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă with environmental and rural development projects funded by International Visegrad Fund and Central European Initiative - CEI.
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Our Foundation and its local and international partners, are currently implementing a project, financed by Central European Initiative - CEI, which is complimentary with the water-management project of Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă, co-financed by International Visegrad Fund.

Within the projects, we met yesterday in Et Cetera, in order to share experiences and best practices. This time, Helena and Klara form Místní akční skupina Jižní Slovácko, z. s. presented their work with projects in Czech Republic.
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Marta Sałek is giving the practical workshop on the use of JBL TestLab to Moldavian stakeholders within the Euroaqua project, financed International Visegrad Fund. It supports our project implemented in the area thanks to Central European Initiative - CEI grant.
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Yesterday our expert, Sylwia Szparkowska, met the local ecological organizations from Stefan Voda region, Moldova. She shared the best EU practices regarding water and enviornmental management and presented the results of the projects currently being implemented in the area of Crocmaz, in the same region, thanks to International Visegrad Fund and Central European Initiative - CEI funds.

The meeting was organized by Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă, our local partner.

The projects' partners: Agricola NGO, Brama na bagna, Místní akční skupina Jižní Slovácko, z. s., Cedron Nitrava, QG Enviro, Rohožník, Mobilitätszentrale Pongau and Purcari Communities.
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Development Policy Foundation shared a post — at Crocmaz, Ștefan Vodă.3 weeks ago
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Crocmaz, Ștefan Vodă
The field research of La Nihalcea surroundings, carried out by Marta Sałek within International Visegrad Fund co-financed project, continues. Marta will help us in establishment of map and website about the area and this week's findings. This tools will be used by local community in order to plan the water and environment management.

The project, implemented by Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă, is complimentary to the one we carry out in the same area, thanks to Central European Initiative - CEI grant.
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Development Policy Foundation shared a post.3 weeks ago
This week we started a new So eas+y workshop: La Nihalcea workshop, which is a part of the project implemented by our local partner Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă and financed by International Visegrad Fund. The project focuses on water management and ecosystems protection and the workshop for the very first time will combine sustainable develeopment and architecture.
The works wouldn't be able without support of our local partner Purcari Communities and its leader Igor Luchianov!
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Misterious finding by Marta Sałek at La Nihalcea Pond, where we work with our project together with Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă and Purcari Communities in a project co-financed by International Visegrad Fund and Central European Initiative - CEI. We'll keep you informed about other misterious discoveries regarding #La Nihalcea pond.
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The Ecosystem Services Assessment in La Nihalcea pond started yesterday with a water test, easy to conduct in any fresh water ecosystem. The project is implemented in cooperation with Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă and Purcari Communities
In the framework of the project financed by International Visegrad Fund, Our EU volunteer Marta Sałek started to collect data from the area of intervention by checking the water hardness, pH, nitrates and phosphates. The water turned out to be not saturated by agriculture-related pollution, what is a good news for the plan of its recultivation.

The assessment will be very useful for the project our Foundation implements in the area thanks to Central European Initiative - CEI funds.
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Yesterday we came back to Moldavia in the framework of Euro Aqua project, implemented by Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă and financed by International Visegrad Fund. The project is focused on water ecosystem in Olanesti area and in order to prepare a community based water management plan, we will conduct an evaluation and mapping of local ecosystem services.
The project is complementary to the one we are implementing in the same area thanks to Central European Initiative - CEI funds.
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Development Policy Foundation2 months ago
Central European Initiative - CEI about our project implemented in Moldova. Many thanks to all our experts: Владимир Полторак Peter Švaral Wojciech Pociński Alessia Di Seclì @Stephan Maurer from Regionalverband Pongau Tatiana Marin Igor Luchianov

https://www.cei.int/news/8433/cei-kep-project-we4nature-nature4us-valorisation-of-ecosystem-services-of-moldovan-ukrainian
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Crocmaz, Ștefan Vodă
Our Moldavian partner Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă is implementing a great project financed by International Visegrad Fund that aims to test participatory integrated water management scheme in Lower Nistru area. Their activities will join our cross-border project supported by Central European Initiative - CEI. The kick-off meeting took place in Crocmaz and further activities will come soon!
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Development Policy Foundation2 months ago
Niestru river is one of two Moldavian inland waterways classified as routes of international importance. Until the collapse of the USSR, central body of water transport (MOLDGLAVRECFLOT) was located in the city Bender, connected to Belgorod-Dnestrovsk port. The ferry between these cities had a stop also in the small harbour in Olănești, in Stefan Voda region. During our field trip within the Central European Initiative - CEI project we visited the harbour where abandoned ship and port building remind of the old times.
Niestru river is one of the most important elements of the ecosystem in Purcari Region. We will be monitoring the area altogether with our local cross-border partners: Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă, Purcari Communities and Agricola NGO, who assisted us in the first assessment. We were joined by the experts from Regionalverband Pongau, QG Enviro and https://www.rohoznik.sk.

The project is complemented by the Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă's project on water management, financed by International Visegrad Fund.
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Development Policy Foundation2 months ago
Do you imagine how does it feel to discover an asteroid? In 2017, the obeserving station in Mayaki discovered new asteroid 2017 BC94 and re-discovered 2017 AB8!
We visited the station during our field trip in the framework of the project we are implementing thanks to Central European Initiative - CEI. Now, we want the observatory to be a part of a cross-border sustainable tourism project and to share with us their know-how about the sky observations. We will keep you informed!

Many thanks to our partners who joined us in this field experience: Purcari Communities, Agricola NGO, Regionalverband Pongau and QG Enviro

The project is complemented by the Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă's projecton water management, financed by International Visegrad Fund.
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Development Policy Foundation is in Mayaki, Odes'Ka Oblast', Ukraine.2 months ago
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Mayaki, Odes'Ka Oblast', Ukraine
Mayaki is a small village in Ukraine, just next to Lower Dniester National Park. However, its most amazing place is not the astonishing Park, but the observing station of Astronomical observatory of I.I. Mechnikov Odessa National University, the most important astonomical observatory in Ukraine at the moment.
Odessa Astronomical Observatory possesses a collection of 100,000 photographic plates, 80% of which were exposed in Mayaki from 1957 to 1998. However it can be hard to believe, it is the third largest astronomical images collection in the world (after Harvard and
Sonnenberg collections)!
We visited the place during our field visit in the framework of Central European Initiative - CEI project we are implementing in cross-border area of Moldova and Ukraine.
Our project partners Agricola NGO, Purcari Communities, Rohožník, Regionalverband Pongau and QG Enviro were as much impressed as us!

The project is complemented by the Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă's projecton water management, financed by International Visegrad Fund
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Development Policy Foundation2 months ago
Did you know that pond's evaluation should be carried out in late winter or early spring because this is the time of the year when the pond is full?
That is why we decided to start mapping and assessment in February. During evaluation, conducted in the framweork of project financed by Central European Initiative - CEI, we discovered that the surface of La Nihalcea pond in a wintertime is nearly 20% larger then during the summer.

The surface size is very important for the climate change: single 500 square meters pond could sequester yearly 1000 kg of carbon. It is as much as that produced by a car during the same period!

The mapping and assessment wouldn't be possible without the help of our local partner Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă. We were also joined by other partners of the project: Purcari Communities, Agricola NGO, Rohožník, Regionalverband Pongau and QG Enviro.

The project is complemented by the Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă's projecton water management, financed by International Visegrad Fund.
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Development Policy Foundation is at Crocmaz, Ștefan Vodă.2 months ago
Please find some photos of the evaluation of the ecosystem of La Nihalcea pond – in frame of the project We4Nature & Nature4us project, financed by Central European Initiative - CEI. We met in Crocmaz, Moldova, for a participatory workshop aimed, between the others, on development of Co$ting Nature software to test pilot valuation of ecosystem services in transborder areas of Moldova and Ukraine: it will assure open and public access to ecological, biodiversity and water local data and enable further sustainable solutions.
In this regard we visited La Nihalcea pond. La Nihalcea is exceptionally important for freshwater biodiversity and carbon sequestration. It is a part of the expanded ponds system, which is partly degraded and can be rehabilitated through ecological restoration – a process that can be crucial to protect local ecosystems. Thanks to high fluctuations La Nihalcea has a good quality water, especially in the wintertime. As our local partner, Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă (Ecological Movement Stefan Voda) explained us, during the summertime high phosphorus and potassium level, originated from agricultural activities, results in blooming.

We used easy, google maps based evaluation methods.

During our visit the international know-how providers joined us: Peter Švaral, the major of Rohožník, Slovakia, Stephan Maurer from Regionalverband Pongau, Austria and Alessia Di Seclì from QG Enviro, Italy. The Agricola NGO was there with us, as well, in the framework of cross-border netrwork enhancement.

We will keep observing the pond and updating our data!

The project is complemented by the Mişcarea Ecologistă din Ştefan Vodă's projecton water management, financed by International Visegrad Fund.
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Embassy of the Republic of Moldova to the Republic of Poland about our promotional event: brilliant Moldavian wines and beautiful ceramics made in social hub in Belarus were promoted together. Nice to be back to such a nice event and place Wino i jazz together with our partners and friends Warsztat Terapii Zajęciowej w Wąbrzeźnie Etcetera GOGU Winery EQUINOX WINES @PAŞCANI Wines Тарелка маркет
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We are proud to announce that we are starting a new project We4Nature & Nature4us: AAs Enshrined Ecosystem Services based approach to local
environmental management of Lower Nistru Cross-border Area of MD and UA generously granted by Central European Initiative - CEI
The project was designed to pool, transfer, test, evaluate and disseminate AAs-enshrined Ecosystem
Services/ES Mapping and Assessment Approaches to local, participatory-based environment management,
focused on the narrow-scoped cross-border, eco-sensitive area of Lower Nistru.
Follow our posts, we'll keep you informed!