Business Bridge Platform – revival of business confidence on both banks of the Nistru river

Sector: Social

Implemented by: Moldo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry from Tiraspol

Budget: 45,000 EUR

Duration: June 2016 – October 2017

Beneficiaries: Direct – at least 16 companies from the left bank, 29 companies from the right bank and 8 Italian companies. Indirect – experts representing NGOs and public organizations, business communities from both banks.

Results: The established cooperation between BAs and the high demand for services provided by Moldo-Italian and left bank CCI will ensure further durability of this partnership.

•A mentorship programme was launched, and assistance was provided to 8 companies from both banks to draft project proposals aiming to attract financial resources for the further development;

•A workshop was carried out to promote partnerships between businesses from both banks of the Nistru river and Italy. The event was attended by 70 entrepreneurs;

•A brokerage event with 9 conferences/business-forums/round tables were organized, attended by 700 people from both banks, 348 women, 332 from the left bank. The participants had the opportunity to present their projects and create new business links;

•4 new associations of producers have been established on the left bank – beekeeping and production of honey; table grapes and wines; poultry and waste processing –  and this is expected to ensure a long term impact of the project;

•A study tour in Italy for the managers of the new established associations and the capacity building training for the same target group organised.