Launch of the HELP distance-learning course on Admissibility criteria in applications submitted to the European Court of Human RightsChisinau 23.06.2016
Within the frames of the CoE project “Support to criminal justice reforms in the Republic of...
Training of Trainers (ToT) course on “Preventing and Combating Torture and Ill-treatment:...
Vadul lui Voda, mun.Chisinau 21-22 and 22-23 July
The Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform via the Council of Europe office in Chisinau...
Council of Europe calls on the Republic of Moldova to improve anti-corruption measures in respect of MPs, judges and prosecutorsStrasbourg 5 July 2016
The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body GRECO published on 5 July 2016 a report in which...
Strasbourg 14-15 June, 2016
A study visit of representatives of the Ombudsperson’s Office of the Republic of Moldova to the...
Welcome to the Council of Europe Office in Moldova
Moldova became a member of the Council of Europe on 13 July 1995. The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova ratified the European Convention on Human Rights on 24 July 1997. The Information Office of the Council of Europe was set up in Chisinau on 30 June 1997, at the request of the government of the Republic of Moldova.
Programmes in Moldova
The Council of Europe Project aims to improve human rights protection and rule of law, including effective national implementation of European and international instruments in Moldova, through the strengthening of key actors in relation to justice and vulnerable groups.
The Project was launched in January 2015 and it is a part of the Programme “Support to Human Rights and Democracy in Moldova (2015-2018)” funded by the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark.
Council of Europe Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova 2013-2016
The CoE Action Plan to support democratic reforms in the Republic of Moldova (2013-2016) was adopted by the CM in November 2013. The Action Plan has been developed as a strategic co-operation framework to support key national reforms and ultimately bring the country's legislative and regulatory frameworks, institutions and practice further in line with European standards. The Action Plan is well-aligned with national strategies and policy documents such as the Strategy for Justice Sector Reform (SJSR) 2011-2016, the National Human Rights Action Plan 2011-2014, the National Decentralisation Strategy and other sectorial strategies.
CoE interventions target multiple sectors and policy areas including the functioning of democratic institutions with a particular focus on constitutional reform and elections, the fight against corruption, support to the justice sector reform, assistance to National Human Rights Institutions, combatting ill-treatment and impunity, combatting trafficking in human beings, freedom and pluralism of media, internet governance, local democracy and decentralisation as well as Confidence Building Measures across the Dnistru river.
CoE country-specific programmes in the Republic of Moldova are implemented alongside a number of regional joint programmes with the EU in the framework of the EaP Facility. The EAP Facility actions are geared towards enhancing judicial reform, supporting free and fair elections, combatting corruption as well as cybercrime.
The Action Plan consists of a total of 23 country-specific and regional/multilateral programmes with an overall financial volume slightly higher than 18 million Euros.