The project "Support to the Moldovan Government in anti-corruption, reform of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, including the police and the protection of personal data (MIAPAC)", financed by the European Commission, was launched on 11th of October 2011.
The overall objective of the Project is to support the Government of the Republicof Moldovain implementing the requirements of Chapter "Justice, Freedom and Security "of the future EU-Moldova Association Agreement and compliance with the recommendations on current dialogue for visa liberalization. One of the project’s goals is to assist the National Anticorruption Centre in the National Anticorruption Strategy implementation.
The Project is in the process of implementation and it has a mandate of 2 years.
At the end of 2012 was launched the project "Strengthening regional cooperation in preventing and combating corruption at the EU external borders", co-financed by the European Anti-Fraud Office through the Hercule II Programme 2007-2013 - "Training in the fight against fraud ". The Project was initiated by the General Anticorruption Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania. The National Anticorruption Centre, along with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia, was invited to participate to the Project as partners. The goal of the Project is to develop the international collaboration in fighting against frauds and corruption, which affect the financial interests of the EU; to facilitate the exchange of information and good practices in this area, between the Project’s participants. The Project regards a series of bilateral meetings between the General Anticorruption Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania with the other 2 partner institutions. The last phase of the Project stipulates the organization of a round table with the participation of all the partners of the Project. Thus, in the result of conducting the project activities, the joint working team will develop a handbook of best anticorruption practices, which will include the experience and good practices of the three countries involved within the Project.
The Project is currently in the realization phase and it will be finalized in May 2013.
The National Anticorruption Centre is currently beneficiating of the Facility Project of the Eastern Partnership for Good Governance and fight against corruption, financed by the Council of Europe.
The Republicof Moldovahad identified 2 Pilot Activities, which were approved by the Council of Europe: 1. Assessment of corruption risks and development of anticorruption strategies for local public authorities and 2. Strengthening the legislative framework and raising awarenesson financing political parties.
At this stage, the Republicof Moldovais assisted in order to implement the Pilot Activity 1.Assessment of corruption risks and development of anticorruption strategies for local public authorities. Its implementation started once the Council of Europe project “Anticorruption strategies for local public authorities” was launched by the Instituteof Urban Development, in collaboration with the Centre and the State Chancellery, which were identified as partner institutions within the project. Following the organized contest, there were selected the Project’s beneficiaries: Telenesti and Causeni districts.
The implementation of the Pilot Activity is in the stage of finalization. Currently, there are elaborated the drafts of the integrity plans for these two communities, which after coordination, will be implemented. The product of this activity will be presented at Regional Conference of the Eastern Partnership on Corruption Risks Assessment, on 11th of April 2013, in Chisinau. The final goal of the Project is to elaborate a model Integrity Plan, compulsory for all the local public authorities in the country, with the perspective to be adopted by the Parliament as a component of the National Strategy of Decentralization.
In the context of implementing the Pilot Activity II on improving the legal framework and raising awareness on financing of political parties, there was created a Working Group established under the aegis of the Central Electoral Commission. The Working Group is responsible for elaborating proposals to amend the legislation on funding of political parties and electoral campaigns. There were organized several workshops and roundtables, which resulted with the development of a draft law, aimed at improving the legislative framework on financing political parties and electoral campaigns in Moldova.