November 2019 - February 2023

The activities are organised in the framework of the Project “Support to further strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in the Republic of Moldova”, funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe in their Partnership for Good Governance II.

An earlier phase of this programme (January 2015 - December 2017) was supported by the European Union.

Context of the Project

In April 2014, the European Union and the Council of Europe agreed that targeted co-operation activities with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus – the EU’s Eastern Partnership countries – would be implemented under the Partnership for Good Governance programme. The phase I of the programme (PGGI) started in 2015 and was completed in 2018; the second phase of the programme (PGGII) was launched in 2019 and will run until 2021.

These co-operation activities aim to strengthen the capacity of the Eastern Partnership countries, which are member States of the Council of Europe, with the exception of Belarus, to implement domestic reforms to bring them closer to European standards in the fields of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

Objectifs du Projet

The main objective is to assist Moldovan authorities to improve the functioning of the justice system through strengthened efficiency and quality of courts, and a better system of enforcement of court decisions. To this end, it will support the implementation of a system for monitoring the progress of judicial reforms and to allow the adoption of justice sector policies based on objective information about the workload and performance of courts. Other objectives are improving the collection, reporting and analysis of data on the efficiency and quality of the courts and of the enforcement system, and consolidating the mechanisms for judicial transparency and accountability.

Expected results

  • The efficiency and quality of courts are enhanced through the application of CEPEJ tools at national level, while the mechanisms for judicial transparency and accountability are further consolidated.
  • The enforcement of court decisions in civil and administrative cases is improved through the implementation of the instruments developed by CEPEJ to analyse the functioning and efficiency of the system of enforcement.

Experts reports

  • Assessment Report of the Guidelines on the relations between the judiciary and the mass-media, and the Communication Strategy of the Superior Council of Magistracy of the Republic of Moldova Report 1 - ENG | RO Report 2 - available only in RO
  • Report on strengthening access to courts for vulnerable groups in the Republic of Moldova ENG | RO
  • Commentary to the Enforcement Code of the Republic of Moldova - available only - RO

Translated documents


Council of Europe - Strasbourg

Leonid Antohi
Project coordinator
+33 (0)3 90 21 49 65

Council of Europe office in Chisinau (Republic of Moldova)

 Ruslan Grebencea
Project manager

Tatiana Tribolo
Project assistant




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