The final event of our FINPractice project took place at the beginning of June in Graz in the headquarter of our lead partner, GRAWE AG.
Dr. Ederer, member of the Executive Board of GRAWE AG, welcomed the key persons involved in the project and also the guests of honour from the Republic of Moldova, including Mr. Valeriu Chitan (President of the Financial Market Authority in the Republic of Moldova), Mr. Victor Osipov (Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova in Austria), Mr. Gabriel Palade (Director of the Centre of Excellence in Economics and Finance in Chisinau), Mr. Alexander Karner (Austrian Development Agency).
After the welcoming words, the results of the project were presented. It is particularly worth mentioning that by this time, all the project target indicators had already been reached. This project has created new jobs as well as training for specialists equipping them with the skills required by the labour market. As a result, added value and sustainability can be secured and guaranteed.
It is also worth mentioning that during the pilot phase there was an enormous demand for FINPractice courses. Already 48 hours after the call for registration all course places were fully occupied. This shows the importance and necessity of further education in the financial market sector in Moldova.
The FINPractice training centre offers “training for financial specialists in the Republic of Moldova” and is characterised by practice-oriented courses and new learning models offered by specially trained trainers from the private sector with a great deal of experience and expertise.
At the end of the project, the FINPractice training centre will be fully taken over and continued by the Centre of Excellence for Economics and Finance in Chisinau.
The project has created a network of relevant Moldovan institutions, consisting of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, the Financial Market Supervisory Authority and the National Bank of the Republic of Moldova, whereby the further education centre receives support even after the end of the project and can be continued sustainably.