Past Events at the Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE) – Spring 2014

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Activities on the Republic of Moldova

CRPE – both Romanian and Moldovan branches – has built up a framework of extensive cooperation between the two countries and through its “EU-Moldova Think Tank Dialogue”project (financed by the Romanian MFA), it aims at addressing in a consistent manner the main issues that Republic of Moldova will face in its future Europeanization process. The eumoldovadialogue.eu platform brings together providers of expertise – European think-tanks interested in Eastern Partnership countries. Studies and reports have been published, debated and disseminated through the EU Think Tank Dialogue platform.

Recently, the Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE) in partnership with Foreign Policy Association (APE) Republic of Moldova and the German-Moldovan Forum organized the third edition of the EU-Moldova Forum (2014) in Balti, Republic of Moldova (19-20 June 2014).

CRPE – R. Moldova in partnership with Centre for Analysis and Prevention of Corruption (CAPC) and Expert Forum is implementing the project “Building public support for anti-corruption efforts of the National Integrity Commission” (financed by Finnish Embassy of Bucharest) which aims to strengthen the communication of National Integrity Commission with civil society and mass-media from Republic of Moldova in order to ensure awareness, objectivity, transparency, integrity in the context of prevention and co-fight against corruption in Moldova. Within this project, CRPE – R. Moldova and CAPC organized several events

Round Table “Communication activity of the National Integrity Commission: Current and Future Strategies”, 14 February 2014

The main objective of this round table was to set up the main directions of the Communication Strategy of the National Integrity Commission. More information can be found here.

Round Table “Building public support for NIC’s objectives”, 12 May 2014

The event focused specifically on the National Integrity Commission priority to overcome loopholes and to build institutional practices for treatment and sanction of conflicts of interest and incompatibilities. More information can be found here.

Training “How do we communicate to the public about conflicts of interest and wealth declarations? NIC’s communication with the mass media and civil society” 13 May, 2014

The purpose of this training was to familiarize the media representatives and civil society about the conflicts of interest and to identify best practices for communicating this subject to the public. More information can be found here.

Round table “How do we communicate to the public about conflicts of interest and wealth declarations? NIC’s communication with the mass media and civil society” 6 June, 2014

This event had 2 goals: (1) to inform the representatives of civil society and mass media from outside of Chisinau about conflicts of interest and wealth declarations and (2) to debate final draft of the Communication Strategy of the NIC in order to be adopted as an important step for a greater communication of NIC with civil society and mass media from R. Moldova.

The current state of development of Moldova in the process of accession to EU is characterized by importance of economic development (strategy Moldova 2020) and the need to fight with corruption. In this respect, CRPE – R. Moldova implemented the project “Good Governance – an essential tool for economic development” funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, that aimed to promote the ideas of Good Governance (GG) in Moldova by organizing a spring school for students and young civil servants as well as a study trip of partners to Estonia and by providing an opportunity for 5 students to study at Euro College of Tartu University.

More information can be found here.

Activities on Ukraine

In collaboration with the Institute of World Policy from Ukraine, CRPE implemented the second edition of Civic Forum Romania-Ukraine in January 2014 (financed by the Development Assistance Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – the Bratislava Regional Center). The aim of this forum was to strengthen the bilateral relations between Romania and Ukraine by building expert networks between the two states and by establishing the premises of the civil society involvement in the bilateral relations both in Ukraine and in Romania.

Specific objectives of the Forum included: identifying resources for collaboration and policy areas in which to annihilate inaccurate stereotypes and inoperative approaches in the bilateral relationship, defining the current status of the Romanian-Ukrainian relations, the implications in European and international context; contribution to support Ukraine’s European integration process.