Training series “Strengthening civil society in the fight against corruption in Moldova” was successfully concluded with an Anticorruption Conference

On 13 December the Anticor­ruption Conference ”Civil Society Strategic Anticor­ruption Prior­ities” took place in Chisinau. With this public event, IEP’s training series on “Strength­ening civil society in the fight against corruption in Moldova” was success­fully concluded.

The main goal of the Conference was to present specific anticor­ruption inter­ven­tions, identified jointly by repre­sen­ta­tives of civil society, business and the education sector, during the workshops held from July to October 2016. The proposals referred to six key priority areas: (1) fight against high-level corruption, (2) anti-corruption actions in the justice sector, (3) trans­parency, (4) combating political control, (5) combating corruption in the business sector and (6) combating corruption in the education sector.

A Public Appeal on civil society anticor­ruption strategic prior­ities was signed by the leading 14 Moldovan CSOs, presented at the press-conference and distributed to key state repre­sen­ta­tives and devel­opment partners. Repre­sen­ta­tives of the National Anticor­ruption Center (NAC) described the Public Appeal as the most struc­tured proposal they have received so far and have announced to incor­porate key elements in the new Anticor­ruption Strategy 2017–2018. This coordi­nated effort is a great success and an important step towards further strength­ening the fight against corruption in Moldova.

The training series was imple­mented in co-operation with the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE) in Chișinău.

The project is financed by the German Federal Foreign Office.