In April-June 2018, the European Union’s ‘Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility – Regional Actions’ project conducted a statistical analysis on the civil society sector in the Republic of Moldova, including the division between active and dormant organisations, urban and rural distribution, their areas of work, people engaged in their work and communities they serve, etc. The analysis was implemented at the request of the Delegation of the European Union to Moldova. In total, there are 8,570 civil society organisations registered in Moldova. Applying the random sample methodology, 313 civil society organisations were identified for in-depth analysis. The main findings of the analysis are presented in the information graphics and charts prepared by the experts of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility project.

The snapshot of civil society in Moldova shows that civil society’s most popular areas of activity are mobility and people-to-people, with the most popular topic being education. Not surprisingly, youth and children are the most common target group. CSOs have limited infrastructure and rely heavily on direct grants. Although four out of five organisations use at least one ICT tool in their daily operations, less than half use IT tools to communicate with the communities they are representing.