Best Practices Programme has chosen the winners of the 2018 edition to be awarded at a public ceremony


Best practices of local authorities in Moldova have been appointed on 28 November at the meeting of the Steering Group of the Best Practices Programme. During the meeting, members of the Steering Committee gave a note of best practices known in the documentation visits and have decided the winning practices.

Thus, 26 municipalities from 15 rayons and municipalities were visited in August – September 2018 by the project implementation team. To be noted that for the current edition of the Best Practices Program 61 practices from 37 localities of the country were submitted. 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.

"One best single practice - one that is superior to any other practice actually does not really exist. And what works well in a community may not be useful anywhere else. For this reason, at each edition of the program we try to discover unique, original and innovative ideas and projects that prove their impact over time and can become a model for other communities in the country", said Ana-Maria Veverita, Programme Coordinator.

As a result of the competition, the best practice models of local public administration in Moldova were identified and disseminated, promoting the remarkable results of the communities that deserve to be known at national and international level.

In this regard, we can mention the young councilors from Budesti who learned from the secrets of the local public administration, the  Local Action Group from Straseni rayon, the history and ethnography museum in Crihana Veche village or the new wastewater treatment plant in Teleneşti. "I greatly appreciate those authorities who have been able to mobilize the community because it is not so easy to communicate with the citizens and to convince the natives to invest in local development. And bravo to all communities that have been able to implement innovative solutions to the problems faced by local authorities", believes Tatiana Badan, president of CALM.

In his turn, Eduard Ungureanu, Head of relations with regional development institutions of the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment supported the importance of involving citizens in local development and appreciated civic participation in the appreciation of good practices: "I have seen many practices in the competition where the whole community has been actively involved, and I enjoy it. When natives from abroad contribute financially to a specific local project means they trust the local public administration and what will be done in their village or town. Also, the idea of GALs in Moldova is also innovative; this tool being a new and future one for local authorities in our country".

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.

Best practices will be awarded at the National Award Ceremony, to be held on 18 December.

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