The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and the Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova (CALM) signed a grant agreement to strengthen the institutional capacity of CALM in evidence-based advocacy, coordination, communication, and monitoring. As a result, CALM will be able to better analyse the local democracy developments in the country, support its members and engage in effective dialogue and policy discussions between the central and local levels of government.
The grant is part of the Congress project “Reinforcing the culture of dialogue and ethical open local governance in the Republic of Moldova”. The aim of the project is to strengthen the political dialogue between local and central authorities and support the improvement of the quality of local governance through integrity, corruption prevention, open government, public ethics, and gender equality at local level.
CALM is the association of local and regional authorities in the Republic of Moldova. Its aim is to represent all local authorities in the country. The mission of the association is to promote a democratic, decentralised, transparent, and efficient local public administration, capable of effectively contributing to developing local communities.
The grant will be implemented from 1 June 2022 to 31 December 2023 and amounts to a maximum of 50,000 Euros.
The project “Reinforcing the culture of dialogue and ethical open local governance in the Republic of Moldova” is implemented by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, within the Council of Europe Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova 2021-2024.