Most active 26 communities in Moldova will be visited in August and September to see live how the best practices are implemented. The communities were selected on 8 August, by members of the Steering Group of the Best Practice Programme for Local Authorities in Moldova in a meeting.
Among the active communities we can mention the town of Călăraşi, where the first energetically efficient kindergarten from Moldova operates; the city of Ungheni, whose central park was renovated with the support of the natives; the village of Budesti, where 20 young people learned the secrets of the public administration and assisted the mayor during the working hours; Teleneşti, which has a modern wastewater treatment plant and even the municipality of Chisinau, recognized for several successful initiatives, such as the e-Notification/e-Authorization system in commerce.
“This year we have identified fewer but more innovative practices, and some of them have motivated us to get to know them more closely. Communities have been very active this year, such as Călărași or Edinet, which have shown good initiatives. But I am glad to see this year's edition new communities that participate for the first time in the competition. I wish these successful experiences to be replicated in the future by other local public authorities", said the president of CALM, Tatiana Badan.
According to the Program Coordinator, Ana - Maria Veveriţa, in the competition this year, participates in 61 of the most innovative good practices, implemented by 37 local public authorities during 2016-2017. Sections to which local public authorities submitted their initiatives are 1. Active citizenship for good transparent governance; 2. Local development through community involvement; 3. Cultural - historical heritage, the business card of your locality; 4. Quality public services closer to citizens.
As the distribution of best practices on regions, the Central region remains the most active. Therefore, from the Centre 39 good practices from 23 localities were submitted; in the North - 13 good practices from 7 communities and Soroca Rayon Council and 8 best practices from 6 municipalities were submitted from the Southern region of the country. Best practices will be included in an Anthology of Good Practice and will be awarded at a festive ceremony at the end of 2018.
"The local practices presented at this edition were diverse and also new. It is also an encouraging fact for the mayoralties that the citizens' initiative is predominant in this year's best practices. There are model practices worth replicating in other localities. With IDIS support and citizens, I hope the local authorities continue to pursue successful practices with the same enthusiasm they have done so far", highlighted Stefan Vlas, deputy and member of the Steering Group.
The Steering Group of the Best Practices Programme monitors and evaluates the implementation of the Best Practices Program, oversees the evaluation and selection of best practices of local government.
The Best Practices Programme of Local Authorities in Moldova is implemented by the Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) "Viitorul", with the financial support of the Council of Europe. The Programme aims at identifying, promoting and disseminating good practices among local public authorities in the Republic of Moldova, thus contributing to the efficiency of local governance.
For more details, contact Program Coordinator Ana - Maria Veverita at 0 22 221844 or firstname.lastname@example.org