The participants of the program to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations in the field of good governance presented the first monitoring reports of the local public authorities from the Republic of Moldova. The civic monitor Svetlana Olaru from Ungheni presented the report about the transparency of the Ungheni District Council and the Ungheni City Holl, and Irina Bejan monitored the Cahul District Council and Cahul City Holl.
In the opinion of Irina Bejan, president of the Public Association “Association of the natives of Taraclia de Salcie” the process of monitoring and evaluating transparency and access to information by the Cahul District Council and City Hall of Cahul was very interactive and ambitious. The interactivity was due to the qualitative training, from the legal framework on ensuring transparency and access to information by an LPA, up to a thorough knowledge of public procurement, professional ethics, conflict of interest, budget process, etc.
Svetlana Olaru, a civic monitor in the Ungheni district, says that his participation in the project was aimed at developing as an active citizen, to acquire new analysis and research skills to improve civic skills.
Under the program, transparency and accountability monitoring reports are made for 32 levels II LPAs and 60 levels I LPAs.
The capacity building program, which aims to strengthen the role of the CSOs as watchdogs, is being conducted within the ”Transparent public authorities for active and informed citizens” Project, implemented by IDIS ”Viitorul” and financed by European Union and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, through the ”Development of local civil society in the Republic of Moldova” Grants Program.
The project is implemented between September 2020 and July 2021.
The purpose of the program is to contribute to the development of local civil society in the Republic of Moldova, which promotes and monitors the transparency and the responsibility of public institutions, including in the implementation of the Moldova-EU Association Agreement.
The ”Development of local civil society in the Republic of Moldova” Grants Program, financed by the European Union and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, will offer during the years 2020-2021 grants amounting to about EUR 3 million Civil Society Organizations, which operate outside the city of Chisinau.
This press release was elaborated with the financial support of the European Union. The content is the responsibility of the ”Transparent public authorities for active and informed citizens” project and doesn’t reflect the point of view of the European Union.