Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Foreign Policy Association of Moldova, Asociatia pentru Politica Externa (APE) is Moldova’s leading foreign policy think-tank, committed to supporting Moldova’s Europeanization, integration into the European Union and a viable settlement of the Transnistrian conflict. It was established in fall 2003 by a group of well-known experts, public personalities and former senior officials and diplomats reunited by their commitment to contribute their expertise and experience to a comprehensive analysis of Moldova’s foreign policy options and formulation of an efficient foreign policy.

As an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization, the APE aims to:

  • improve the quality of the foreign policy debates in Moldova;
  • provide a platform for informed discussions and analysis on foreign policy issues;
  • strengthen the foreign policy experts’ community in Moldova;
  • foster better interraction between non-governamental experts and decision makers;
  • interpret Moldova for a broader international audience and interpret the international processes for Moldovan public,
  • provide interested officials and diplomats, as well as the wider public, an independent high-quality assessment on the most topical issues of Moldova’s foreign policy and international processes affecting Moldova’s interests;
  • promote a better understanding by Moldovan public of various aspects of Moldovan foreign policy options and ways of achieving its goals on the international scene;
  • stimulate citizens’ interest in the area of foreign policy and better understanding of various aspects of European affairs and international relations.

To these ends the APE and its staff:

  • organise foreign policy-focused events (conferences, round tables, seminars, public discussions, summer schools, study trips, etc.);
  • arrange public lectures and visits by international experts and scholars;
  • participate in international conferences, regional think-tank initiatives and networks;
  • publish studies, analyses and commentaries;
  • conduct policy-oriented research;
  • make regular commentaries in the media.

President of the Association: Victor Chirilă

Members of the Board of Directors are:

  • Vasile Nedelciuc: Chairman of the Board of Directors, President of Endava Company in Moldova, Ex-President of the Foreign Policy Parliamentary Commission (1990-1993, 1998-2001);
  • Victor Chirila: President of the Foreign Policy Association;
  • Radu Vrabie: Corporate and Legal Affairs Director, British American Tobacco.

 

The members of the Association are:

  • Alina Raetchi: Program Coordinator with Foreign Policy Association;
  • Anatol Taranu: Former Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the Russian Federation;
  • Andrei Popov: Former Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Austria;
  • Aradie Barbarosie: Executive Director, Institute for Public Policy (IPP);
  • Eugen Carpov: Vice-President of the European People’s Party of Moldova (PPEM);
  • Eugen Revenco: Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Latvia;
  • Galina Corman: Lecturer at the Faculty of History and Philosophy, State University of Moldova;
  • Igor Botan: Executive Director, Association for Participatory Democracy (ADEPT);
  • Igor Corman: Ex- President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova;
  • Iurile Leanca: President of the European People’s Party of Moldova (PPEM);
  • Ion Sturza: Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova;
  • Ion Stavila: Former Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Ukraine;
  • Liliana Vitu-Esanu: Ex-Spokesperson of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova;
  • Mihai Popsoi: Associate Expert APE, PhD student at Milano University, Political Studies;
  • Nicolae Chirtoaca: Former Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the United States;
  • Nicu Popescu: Senior Analyst, European Institute for Security Studies, Paris;
  • Oazu Nantoi: Program Director, Institute for Public Policy (IPP);
  • Octavian Ticu: Associate Professor, Faculty of History and Philosophy, State University of Moldova;
  • Oleg Serebrean: Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Germany;
  • Radu Vrabie: Corporate and Legal Affairs Director, British American Tobacco;
  • Stefan Gorda: Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Bulgaria;
  • Valeriu Gheorghiu: Former Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Spain;
  • Vasile Nedelciuc: President of Endava Company in Moldova, Ex-President of the Foreign Policy Parliamentary Commission (1990-1993, 1998-2001);
  • Victor Chirila: President of the Foreign Policy Association;
  • Victoria Bucataru: Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Association.

APE Team:

  • Executive Director, Victoria Bucătaru
  • Program Director, department: Eastern Studies: Russia and Ukraine, Natalia Stercul
  • Program Coordinator, Daniela Gologan
  • Program Coordinator, Ludmila Nofit
  • Bookkeeper, Larisa Cojocaru