Vitali Chiurcciu

Vitali is Director of the General Department of Economic Development, Trade, Services and External Economic Affairs in the autonomous region of Gagauzia. He is a Board Member of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova.

Vitali hopes to use his Fellowship experience to write a new strategic development plan for Gagauzia based on UK models. He is particularly interested in regional planning, industrial development, and tourism. 

He was previously Coordiantor of the ‘Civil Initiative in Gagauzia’ project which involved the monitoring and observation of the Gagauzian Governor elections in 2002 and 2006. He was Regional Manager of the Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Project run by Landell Mills Management Consultants.

He is a Senior Lecturer (Economics) at the Comrat State University.