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

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Call for tenders for provision of an awareness raising campaign about access to justice for vulnerable groups in the Republic of Moldova

05/04/2022 Chisinau

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, the Council...

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Competition on courts’ performance in the Republic of Moldova launched with the support of CEPEJ

2022 Moldova

A competition aiming at discovering and highlighting innovative and efficient practices concerning the functioning of justice, judicial procedures or the organisation of courts is to be conducted for the first time in Moldova in 2022. It is expected to encourage the proactive management,...

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CEPEJ contributes to improve the communication policy of courts in the Republic of Moldova

9 February 2022 Chisinau

Further to an assessment of the Communication Strategy of the Superior Council of Magistracy and of the Guide for the judiciary on relations with mass-media by international and national experts, a Working Group was created and met on 9 February 2022 to improve the regulations on communication...

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Steering Group meeting of the EU/CoE Project “Support to further strengthening the efficiency and quality of judicial services in the Republic of Moldova”

1st December 2021 Republic of Moldova

The 4th Steering Group meeting took place on 1 December 2021 by means of videoconferencing. On this occasion, the Project’s implementing partners took stock of the results and progress achieved over the last 6 months and approved the action plan for the next period. A particular focus has been...

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Call for tenders for provision of an awareness raising campaign about access to justice for vulnerable groups in the Republic of Moldova

03 November 2021

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, the Council...

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Creation of a new IT tool for publishing judicial statistics in the Republic of Moldova

29 September 2021 Republic of Moldova

JUSTAT is designed as a national Internet-based tool aimed at publishing data about the judicial system in the Republic of Moldova, such as statistics, key indicators and other information on the performance of the court system. Following consultations with the national stakeholders and based on...

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Evaluation of the performance of enforcement systems and reporting in the Republic of Moldova

Republic of Moldova

An online Seminar on the evaluation and reporting on the performance of enforcement systems and their agents was conducted in the Republic of Moldova. The seminar gathered 25 participants, from the Moldovan National Union of Enforcement Agents as well as court presidents and judges. With the...

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Improving the methodology of distribution of resources in the Moldovan judiciary by using statistical data

20 May 2021 Republic of Moldova

The CEPEJ organised on 20 May 2021 a second online seminar on taking decisions with regard to the distribution of resources based on objective data about workload, efficiency and quality of judicial services. The ability of the courts and of the judiciary in general to properly evaluate and...

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Training on appeals against acts of enforcement agents in national courts in the Republic of Moldova

1 to 30 June 2021 Republic of Moldova

In June 2021 a series of 10 on-line training seminars are conducted in the field of enforcement in civil and administrative matters, largely based on the new Commentary to the Enforcement Code, recently developed at the initiative of the Council of Europe. The agenda is focused on the examination...

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Improving judicial communication to increase the public confidence in the judicial system of the Republic of Moldova

20 January 2021 Republici of Moldova

The assessment Report of the Communication Strategy of the Superior Council of Magistracy in the Republic of Moldova and the Guidelines on the relations between the judiciary and the media were presented and discussed during a workshop on 20 January 2021, with the involvement of the justice...

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Strengthening the access to justice for vulnerable groups in the Republic of Moldova

20 January 2021 Republic of Moldova

On 20 January 2021, representatives of key justice sector actors, international partners and NGOs actively engaged in promoting the protection of vulnerable categories of people met in an online event to discuss the expert Report on strengthening the access to justice for vulnerable groups in the...

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Development of a new tool for judicial statistics in the Republic of Moldova

19 February 2021 Republic of Moldova

The Working Group on publishing national judicial statistics conducts regular meetings to propose a concept of a national tool called “JUSTAT”, aimed at publishing relevant data and performance indicators of the judicial system in the Republic of Moldova. The concept is based on the example of...

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Using CEPEJ tools in taking decisions on budgeting and distributing resources among Moldovan courts based on objective data

25 February 2021 Republic of Moldova

On 25 February 2021, a seminar on the use of CEPEJ tools in taking decisions with regard to distribution of resources in courts has been organised in a videoconference format. European experts familiarised the participants with methods on applying Key Performance Indicators and statistical data...

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Building capacities on judicial communication in the Republic of Moldova

19 February 2021 Republic of Moldova

On 19 February 2021, the CEPEJ organised an online training session on court communication for more than 40 justice professionals, including judges, court presidents, as well as representatives of the Superior Council of Magistrates and the Ministry of Justice. The participants had the...

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Steering Group meeting of the European Union / Council of Europe joint Project in the Republic of Moldova

25 February 2021 Republic of Moldova

On 25 February 2021 the third meeting of the Steering Group of the European Union / Council of Europe joint Project “Support to further strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in the Republic of Moldova”, co-funded by the European Commission and the Council of Europe and...

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Discussing ways to improve the enforcement of court decisions in civil and administrative matters in the Republic of Moldova

13 August 2020 Republic of Moldova

On 13 August 2020 CEPEJ moderated an on-line workshop in order to discuss the ways to further improve the enforcement of court decisions in civil and administrative matters in the Republic of Moldova and to define priorities and specific activities by which the CEPEJ may support the national...

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Steering the project "Support for further strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judiciary in the Republic of Moldova"

13 August 2020 Republic of Moldova

On 13 August 2020 was carried out the second meeting of the Steering Group of the project "Support for further strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judiciary in the Republic of Moldova", which is part of the Partnership of the Council of Europe and the European Union for Good...

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Efforts are pursued to improve the efficiency of courts and the quality of judicial services in the Republic of Moldova

12 August 2020 Republic of Moldova

On 12 August 2020 a team of CEPEJ experts met in a videoconference members of the judicial administration of the Republic of Moldova to discuss new measures with a view to improving the efficiency of courts and the quality of judicial services through further dissemination of CEPEJ-recommended...

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Call for Tenders for national consultants in the Republic of Moldova

14 May 2020 Republic of Moldova

The Council of Europe is launching calls for the provision of consultancy services in the fields of court management and enforcement of court decisions in civil and administrative matters in the Republic of Moldova, in the framework of the EU/CoE joint Programme Partnership for Good Governance II...

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Support to the system of enforcement of court decisions in civil and administrative matters in the Republic of Moldova

headline 2 and 3 March 2020 Chisinau (Republic of Moldova)

The system of enforcement of court decisions in civil and administrative matters in the Republic of Moldova will mark soon 10 years since switching to the institute of private judicial officers (bailiffs). Currently, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Moldova and the National Union of...

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CEPEJ continues to support the improvement of the efficiency of courts and the quality of judicial services in the Republic of Moldova

headline 25 and 26 February 2020 Chisinau (Republic of Moldova)

On 25-26 February 2020, in the framework of the project “Support to further strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in the Republic of Moldova”, an expert mission aimed at addressing the steps for the dissemination of CEPEJ tools in all courts of the Moldova, based on the...

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Launching of the project “Support to further strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in the Republic of Moldova”

10 December 2019 Republic of Moldova

The Council of Europe and the European Union launched, in co-operation with national partners, the project “Support to further strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in the Republic of Moldova”, part of the second phase of the Partnership for Good Governance (2019-2021)....

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