Funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, Implemented by the Council of Europe

The main partners of the Project are the Council for prevention and elimination of discrimination and ensuring equality (Equality Council) and the Ombudsperson Office.

The main objectives are:

  • to contribute to the enhancement of human rights protection and strengthening of anti-discrimination;
  •  to support the alignment of Human Rights policies and practice by ensuring compliance of legislative and regulatory frameworks with European standards;
  • to strengthen the capacities of legal professionals and Human Rights Institutions.

The following results are expected:

  • the Moldovan legislation on non-discrimination is aligned to the European standards and implemented taking into consideration the cross-cutting nature of discrimination in the realisation of all human rights;
  • the Council for Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring the Equality is fully operational and implements effectively its preventive, monitoring and remediation functions in regard to discrimination on all grounds;
  • the national regulatory framework and practice in the field of protection of social rights are aligned with the provisions of the European Social Charter and the principles of the Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on the 50th anniversary of the European Social Charter.

Experts opinions

  • Assessment of the Law on ensuring equality in the Republic of Moldova in compliance with the Council of Europe anti-discrimination standards ENG - RON


  • National communication strategy for prevention of discrimination and ensuring equality ENG - RON

Chisinau hosts the international conference on fighting discrimination

17 December 2018 Chisinau

Better mechanisms for protection against discrimination were in the focus of the International conference that took place on 17-18 December in Chisinau, Moldova. The conference brought together the representatives of the Ombudspersons’ Offices, equality bodies, state authorities and key local...

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Moldovan Equality Council and Ombudsperson’s office visit the Council of Europe

30-31 October 2018 Strasbourg

On 30-31 October 2018 a study visit for the members and staff of the Council for prevention and elimination of discrimination and ensuring equality and staff of the Ombudspersons Office of the Republic of Moldova was held in Strasbourg. The main objective of the visit was to enhance knowledge and...

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Launch of the updated HELP course on Anti-discrimination issues in Moldova

9 October 2018 Chişinău

The online course on Anti-discrimination issues of the Council of Europe HELP Programme was launched for a group of 34 judges, judicial assistants and lawyers of the free legal aid system in the Republic of Moldova. The course will be implemented as part of the activities of the Project...

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