On 12 October, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection (MLSP) launched the Energy Vulnerability Information System (EVIS). This online platform allows the Moldovan population to register and request compensations for energy consumption, which it also then processes.
EVIS was developed by the Moldovan government with financial support from the European Union and the Slovak government.
The project was implemented within the programme ‘Addressing the impacts of the energy crisis in the Republic of Moldova’, implemented by UNDP. The programme supported the creation of the fund, the development of the information system, the training of social workers, the establishment and operation of a call centre, and an information campaign on the Energy Vulnerability Reduction Fund.
“We are going through a difficult period and the Government of the Republic of Moldova is making every effort to reduce the impact of current energy prices. Since the majority of the population is vulnerable, we estimate that around 90% of families will benefit from compensations. They will be allocated according to the vulnerability category, which will make the system more equitable,” said Marcel Spatari, Minister of Labour and Social Protection, at the launching press conference.
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