Loretta Handrabura

Loretta Handrabura
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Minister of Youth and Sports of Moldova
In office
30 July 2015 – 20 January 2016
PresidentNicolae Timofti
Preceded bySerghei Afanasenco
Succeeded byVictor Zubcu
Deputy Prime Minister of Education of Moldova
In office
20 November 2009 – 29 July 2015
Succeeded byCristina Boaghi[1]
Personal details
Born (1970-02-23) 23 February 1970 (age 49)
Baraboi, Moldovan SSR, USSR
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party of Moldova (2009-present)
Alma materIon Creangă Pedagogical State University
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University
OccupationPhilolog, ethnolog

Loretta Handrabura (born February 23, 1970 in Baraboi, Dondușeni, Moldavian SSR, USSR, today in the Republic of Moldova)[2] is a Moldovan philolog, is a PhD in philology, a university lecturer, ethnolog and politician, who served as Minister of Youth and Sports of Moldova between July 30, 2015 and January 20, 2016, and prior to this, as Deputy Prime Minister of Education of Moldova from November 20, 2009 until July 2015.


She was born in a family of farmers and her mother chose the name Loretta, which was not in the nomenclature list, so in the documents her name was put down Larisa.[3] She grew up in Baraboi village, Dondușeni, where she attended the general school,[2] after the school, she wanted to follow her dream to become a folk song singer, but was rejected at "Ștefan Neaga" Musical College.[4]

In 1992, she graduated from the Faculty of Philology of the "Ion Creangă" State Pedagogical University of Chișinău, with a degree in Language and Literature. From 1994 to 1998, she did PhD studies at "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iași. She defended her PhD theses on folklore in 2000.[2]

Since 1992, she was the assistant at the "Ion Creangă" State Pedagogical University, and since 2003, she is an associate professor at the Romanian and Comparative Literature Department.[2]

She was included in the Dictionary of Romanian Ethnologists of Iordan Datcu in 2001.[5]

Since 2002, she is collaborating the Educational Center Pro Didactica as a trainer and expert, and being at that position, she formed her visions on gender equality. In 2007, she worked at UNIFEM as an expert on the National Strategy on Gender Equality and in 2008, she was appointed as an expert on gender and media issues in the Council of Europe from the Republic of Moldova.

Political activity

In 1992, she started her political career, becoming a member of the Social Democratic Party,[3] where she held the presidency of the women's organization, but also she was the vice president for social affairs. In 2007, she was elected from the lists of this party in the Chișinău Municipal Council.[6]

In 2009, she left the Social Democratic Party and became a member of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova.[7]

On November 20, 2009 she was appointed as a Deputy Minister of Education of the Republic of Moldova, and held this position by July 30, 2015 when she was appointed the Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Moldova in the Streleț Cabinet.[8]

Honors and awards

On July 24, 2014, she was awarded by the President of the Republic of Moldova Nicolae Timofti the "Civic Merit" Medal "for significant contributions in accomplishment by Moldova of the major foreign policy objective - political association and economic integration with the European Union".[9]

On July 29, 2014, Loretta Handrabura sent a letter to President Nicolae Timofti announcing that she was giving up the honor by asking to be excluded from the list and saying that she "prefers to remain with the experience gained as negotiator of the Moldova-EU Association Agreement".[10][11][12][13][14]

Works published

She published a monograph, a manual, 5 studies, 4 teaching aids, 5 microstudies, 7 analytical programs and around 100 articles (56 scientific).

  • Artur Gorovei: monographic study, "Elan Poligraf" Publishing House, Chișinău, 2007
  • Gender and Mass Media - Study, Center "Partnership for Development", Chișinău, 2007
  • Education for gender equity and equal opportunities, "Pro Didactica Library", Chișinău, 2007, in collaboration with Viorica Goraş-Postica
  • Exceeding the difficulties of reading and writing, "Pro Didactica Library", Chișinău, 2007, in collaboration with Tatiana Cartaleanu, Viorica Goraş-Postica


  1. ^ Primele numiri și demiteri la Guvern: Sergiu Palihovici - noul Secretar General al Executivului
  2. ^ a b c d Timpul - Loretta Handrabura, viceministră a Educației, 25 februarie 2010
  3. ^ a b VIP magazin - Loretta Handrabura. Sau lupți și câștigi, sau colaborezi cu o nedreptate, Nr. 09-10, ianuarie 2005
  4. ^ Adevărul - Loretta Handrabura a vrut să fie cântăreață de muzică populară. Viceministra Educației s-a întâlnit cu studenții de la ASEM, 23 octombrie 2013
  5. ^ Petru Ursache - Dicționare, Convorbiri Literare
  6. ^ ProTV - Loretta Handrabura a părăsit PSD, 22 martie 2009
  7. ^ Politik. md - Loretta Handrabura a devenit membru PLDM, 22 mai 2009
  8. ^ Prim-ministrul Valeriu Streleț și membrii Cabinetului de miniștri au depus astăzi jurământul
  9. ^ "Timofti împarte distincții de stat pentru lideri de partid, deputați și miniștri". Unimedia.info. Retrieved 2014-07-24.
  10. ^ "Încă un demnitar RENUNȚĂ la distincția oferită de Timofti". Ziarulnational.md. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
  11. ^ "Multumesc tuturor celor care m-au... - Loretta Handrabura". Facebook. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
  12. ^ "Inca un functionar refuza ordinul oferit de Nicolae Timofti. Cum si-a motivat decizia". Inprofunzime.md. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
  13. ^ "Loretta Handrabura renunță la medalie!". Jurnaltv.md. 2014-07-31. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
  14. ^ "Încă un funcționar a refuzat distincția oferită de șeful statului - Politic". Jurnal.md. 2014-07-31. Retrieved 2014-08-14.

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