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Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22 and on this occasion an alarm is sounded regarding the protection of the environment. This day was founded in order to arouse the interest of the political class towards the environment.

Earth Day was founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, with the aim of drawing the attention of the political class to the disinterest he showed in the environment. For the first time, this moment was marked by anti-pollution demonstrations throughout the United States, attended by about 20 million Americans. As a result of these demonstrations, US Senator Gaylord Nelson has managed to convince politicians of the need to adopt appropriate legislation for the protection of the environment: the law of fresh air, the control of toxic substances, water quality, etc.

From 1970 until today, every year, April 22 has been celebrated as Earth Day and events are organized to bring to people’s attention the need to protect the environment.

Earth day 2020 is not just the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Also on this day in 2016, the Paris Agreement was signed to take measures to reduce and adapt to climate change. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge – but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.

It is necessary both on this day and every day to change the actions we take to change our lives and protect the environment.

Even during this time during the exceptional situation due to coronavirus, we must meditate and plan our actions so that it does not have a negative impact on the Earth.

On behalf of the Platform of the National Engagement Strategy in solving the land related problems, we urge all stakeholders, including central, district, local public administration, economic agents, scientific research institutions, universities, colleges, lyceums, gymnasiums, non-governmental organizations to plan and after this period (in which we are obliged to stay at home), carry out environmentally friendly sustainable actions, so that we not only exploit the Earth, but also take care of it.

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Agenda

–      EUSDR Updates

  • Priorities of the Croatian EUSDR Presidency (Mislav Kovac, Ministry for Regional Development, Croatia/ EUSDR Presidency)
  • Embedding of the EUSDR in ESIF/IPA/ENI Programmes 2021-2027 (Katharina Lenz, DSP)
  • State of Play Revised EUSDR Action Plan (Roland Mayer-Frei, DG Regio)
    • Danube Participation Day 2020 & Youth involvement in the Danube Region
  • Danube Participation Day 2020 (Claudia Singer, PAC 10)
  • Introduction into the planned ‘Danube Youth Action Plan’ (Claudia Singer, PAC 10)
  • Danube Youth Network (Stefan Barth, Agapedia/Lana Mayer, Europe House Vukovar)
  • Interventions on Youth event in Croatia (Mislav Kovac, Ministry for Regional Development, Croatia/ EUSDR Presidency) & Young Bled Strategic Forum (Meliha Muherina, PAC 10)
    • Funding Information & project databases
  • EuroAccess, KEEP, Horizon2020 – Databases for capitalisation & funding (Sophie Deuer & Martin Marek, EuroVienna)
  • Funding information: What? Why? For whom? (Martin Marek, EuroVienna/Claudia Singer, PAC 10)
  • Funding related to SARS-COV-V2/COVID-19 (Claudia Singer, PAC 10)
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This report includes a compilation of summaries on monitoring public policies conducted by the members of EaP CSF, Moldovan National Platform, Working Group 1 within various projects since the last Annual Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum.

The main findings, conclusions and recommendations are presented in brief summaries on monitoring such domains as EU association, anticorruption, justice sector, economy, media freedom, human rights, democracy and electoral standards. The report closes with a compilation of public appeals and declarations made by the members of the National Platform.  MONITORING POLICIES 2020 – Moldovan Platform, WG1 _10.04.2020

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We express sincere thanks to BIOS partners for cooperation with us in the implementation of projects. We are grateful to all co-organizers of training events and to the contributors of materials published by BIOS for the information of our readers. Our highest appreciation is due to International Land Coalition, which made possible the regular issue of this Bulletin and other activities useful for the population of Moldova.

EDITORIAL TEAM

Elena Bivol, Claudia Partole, Valentin Ciubotaru

The bulletin can be accessed on the link: BioSynopsis nr. 38

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