Natalia Cernat is Small Grants and Social Inclusion Programme Officer, Cooperation Office of the Swiss Embassy in Moldova. The Swiss Cooperation Office in Chisinau was opened in 2000 and administers technical assistance provided by Switzerland to the Republic of Moldova. The Office is responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring the Swiss Cooperation Programme in Moldova, as well as coordinating activities with local and international partners. It also provides grants for cultural projects to both public institutions and independent organisations.