Informative session on business opening and access to grants – organized by UNHCR

On Thursday the 14th of April an informative session took place at the Charity Center for Refugees. The session aimed to inform the beneficiaries about the availability of grants related to setting up their own businesses. Mr. Marin Dolinţa, Senior Administrative/Program Associate from UNHCR Moldova (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) conducted the session. During this the beneficiaries were informed about the procedures and possibilities to access the funds available to them in order to initiate or extend entrepreneurship activity in Moldova, according to their legal status (refugee status, humanitarian protection) and the kind of business they want to implement or start.

This event belongs to a framework of raising awareness among asylum seekers/refugees about their rights and duties in employment, their opportunities of self-employment and entrepreneurship. The Charity Centre for Refugees, supported by the UNHCR, provides counseling support to their beneficiaries in gaining access to the Moldovan labor market: to get employment or setting up their own business for employment. The session was well attended by CCR beneficiaries, showing their eagerness to get employed and integrate further in Moldovan society.

Panno Celeste – EVS volunteer from Italy at CCR
Maria Pîslaraş – CCR Project Assistant

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