MIDEU Paper published: “Strengthening Social Cohesion and a Common Identity in the Republic of Moldova” (IEP, Germany)

The paper discusses the current situation of ethnic communities in Moldova, analyses the major challenges that hinder the emergence of a common identity and presents practical recommendations to address these issues.Based on the results of a qualitative study, conducted in the framework of the MIDEU project, the paper attempts to generate a constructive discussion about a possible integrationist model of society, which could emerge around the concept of a “civic identity”. Such a “civic identity” would be based on equal rights and opportunities for all citizens and a common state-building and institutional modernization programme, and would thus increase loyalty to the Republic of Moldova among its citizens.

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