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MEDIA ADVISORY: Council of Europe and European Union to present results of projects for the Republic of Moldova on fighting discrimination, the digital agenda, strengthening the judicial system and elections

Chisinau 3 November 2017
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On Tuesday, 7 November, the Council of Europe and European Union will present to media in Chisinau the results of projects for Eastern Partnership countries, including the Republic of Moldova.

There are four projects carried out in the country under the Partnership for Good Governance[1] in 2015-2017, which focus on improving electoral processes, combatting and preventing discrimination, strengthening respect for human rights in the digital agenda, as well as strengthening the judiciary and supporting the Moldovan Bar Association.

The projects are funded by the European Union (90%), and co-financed (10%) and implemented by the Council of Europe. Their total budget is 2.4 million Euros. In addition to these country-specific projects, the Republic of Moldova also participates in 14 regional initiatives covering several countries.

 Factsheet on results of projects in the Republic of Moldova
 Factsheet on results of regional projects in which the Republic of Moldova participated

Eva Gutjahr, Acting Head of the Council of Europe Office in Chisinau; Aneil Singh, Head of Operations of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Moldova; Sergiu Mihov, National Co-ordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Arkadi Sytine, EU/Council of Europe Facilities Co-ordinator, will present the projects and reply to questions from media representatives.

The presentation will take place at 14:30 local time on Tuesday, 7 November 2017, at the Radisson Blu Leogrand Hotel, Mitropolit Varlaam St 77, Chisinau. Language regime: English – Romanian.

Prior accreditation of media representatives is requested.  Media accreditation is through the Council of Europe’s Office in Chisinau, contact person for accreditation:  Inesa DOROGAN, +373 22 888 902

Background:

For more information see https://www.coe.int/en/web/chisinau/home?desktop=true

Contact: Jaime RODRIGUEZ, Spokesperson/Media Officer tel. +33 3 90 21 47 04, Mobile +33 (0) 689 99 50 42


[1] Formerly named the Programmatic Cooperation Framework for Eastern Partnership countries