Under the program for capacity building in the field of good governance of a group of 30 civil society organizations started the stage of elaboration of the reports for monitoring the transparency and accountability of 32 levels II LPAs and 60 levels I LPAs from the Republic of Moldova. After being instructed on what and how to monitor, program participants have 30 days to complete the reports. The activity is part of the project "Transparent public authorities for active and informed citizens".
Margarita Rotari, president of the “Ișcălenii” Public Association from Fălești district, says that by participating in the project she understood how important the transparent activity of a public administration is. At first glance, the LPA uses a web page that meets the transparency criteria that have been monitored. But, deeper navigation on the page, it is clear that public authorities do not comply with the legal framework on access to information for citizens.
"All training seminars were focused on the beneficiaries of these training, ie us, the future evaluators. The process of assimilating the information was very pleasant. It exceeded expectations. We hope in a short time to make quality reports ", said Irina Bejan, president of the Public Association "Asociația băștinașilor din Taraclia de Salcie" from Cahul district.
The project coordinator, Ana Znaceni, states that the capacity building activities of the civil society at a local level are meant to contribute to the development of a critical and analytical society, able to discover those gaps in the activity of local authorities and which will be able to bring to the public information and data about the responsibility of public institutions and how citizens can get involved in public affairs.
The program has three components: 1) education, 2) mentoring, and 3) the stage of the elaboration of the transparency and accountability monitoring reports for 32 levels II LPAs and 60 levels I LPAs in the Republic of Moldova. The training process involves the organization of three seminars. The mentoring stage will guide the participants through the steps necessary for the preparation of monitoring reports. The last stage is the preparation of reports. Other activities envisaged in the project, among them being three TV shows conducted at a regional level, three (online), regional conferences where the CSOs can bring to the attention of citizens and stakeholders the findings of monitoring and evaluation reports.
The ”Transparent public authorities for active and informed citizens” project is implemented in the September 2020 – July 2021 timeframe. It is funded by the European Union and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, through the Grants Program "Development of local civil society in the Republic of Moldova". The program will offer during the years 2020-2021 grants amounting to about EUR 3 million Civil Society Organizations, which operate outside the city of Chisinau.
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.
This press release was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its content is the sole responsibility of the "Transparent Public Authorities for Active and Informed Citizens" project and does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.