Together with Civil Society against Corruption in Moldova – Anti-Corruption Conference held in Chișinău

On 7 December 2015 the Institut für Europäische Politik e.V. (IEP) Berlin together with the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE) in Chișinău held a successful anti-corruption confe­rence in Moldova which was dedicated to the topic “Together with Civil Society against Corruption”. The event concluded the foregoing workshop series, organized by IEP and IPRE to train civil society repre­sen­ta­tives on how to monitor and influence anti-corruption reforms in Moldova.

The confe­rence was opened with speeches from Mr. Pirkka Tapiola, the Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Moldova, and Mr. Thomas Weithöner, Deputy head of mission of the German Embassy in Chisinau. Inter­na­tional experts, local state and civil society repre­sen­ta­tives discussed on three panels key recom­men­da­tions regarding law enfor­cement, public adminis­tration reform, and the role of civil society in the anti-corruption reform process.

Due to its prominent speakers and experts, the confe­rence was widely reflected in Moldovan media. Among them were former foreign minister of Georgia and head of the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS), Eka Tkeshelashvili, Romanian policy analyst Ana Otilia Nutu (EFOR), and the Deputy Chief Prose­cutor of the Romanian Anti-Corruption Direc­torate (DNA), Mr Nistor CALIN.

The programme is financed by the German Federal Foreign Office.