Project description Project description

The Republic of Moldova’s intention to strengthen local self-government is supported by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe through the implementation of the project “Reinforcing the culture of dialogue and consultation of local authorities in the Republic of Moldova”.

Its aim is to reinforce the institutional capacities and accountability of the Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova (CALM) for enhanced policy dialogue and advocacy, and support to its members in areas such as good governance, municipal management standards and provision of quality services.

The project constitutes a step towards the closer alignment of the Moldovan local self-government system to the principles enshrined in the European Charter of Local Self-Government. Focusing on consolidating the effective consultation of local authorities by national authorities is motivated by the findings of the latest Congress Recommendation 436 (2019) on Local and regional democracy in the Republic of Moldova.

The project also builds on needs and recommendations expressed during the Council of Europe / European Union Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) thematic programme "Strengthening institutional frameworks for local governance" implemented in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. 

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Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova adopts its Strategic Plan for 2021-2027

On 10 June 2021, the Administrative Council of the Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova (CALM) adopted its Strategic Plan for the next six years (2021-2027), prepared with the support of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. The Strategic Plan is the...

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Congress President meets the President of the Republic of Moldova

On 19 April 2021, the President of the Congress, Leendert Verbeek and the President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, came together in Strasbourg following the signature a roadmap for local and regional democracy in the Republic of Moldova last week. They discussed issues of common interest...

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Leendert Verbeek: “Respecting the European Charter of Local Self-Government is essential for the resilience and sustainability of local democracy”

Addressing the General Assembly of the Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe (NALAS), on 13 April 2021, Congress President Leendert Verbeek stressed the importance of the European Charter of Local Self-Government to ensure sustainability of local democracy and...

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bE-Open: launch of a tool for action on open government

A new online tool bE-Open was launched on the occasion on the 40th session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. This tool is aimed at supporting local and regional governance actors in their efforts to improve the quality of local democracy, and provides practical guidance on public...

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Consolidating the institutional position of the association of local authorities in the Republic of Moldova

On 21 December 2020, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe organised an online meeting for the presentation of the baseline assessment of the institutional position and organisational capacities of the Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova (CALM). It...

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Enhancing advocacy of local authorities in the Republic of Moldova

On 1 December 2020, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe organised, jointly with the national association of local authorities from Moldova, a webinar on "Advocacy for policy change - experiences of local government associations". This event, which brought...

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Partners & Beneficiaries Partners & Beneficiaries

 The Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova (CALM)

  Local and regional authorities of the Republic of Moldova

  Government of the Republic of Moldova

Contacts contacts

Marité MORAS
Head of Unit - Co-operation Activities
Email: [email protected]

Cristina CHIRAN
Project Officer
Email: [email protected]

Onorina SORIC
Project Officer
Email: [email protected]