Promoting Moldova’s EU Aspirations
May 2012 - October 2013

The project aims at contributing to the reform of Moldova’s Ministry of Interior, its police and border forces, along with assisting the Moldovan government and the Ministry of Defense in reviewing the National Security Strategy and in preparing the National Military Strategy and its supporting documents.

The current government of Moldova considers the European integration as one of the key priorities regarding the country’s foreign relations. This is also illustrated by the fact that in the recent past several unprecedented initiatives were put into practice and the political agenda is dominated by sensitive issues that have not been tackled earlier. The upcoming visa liberalization decision of the EU – expected at the end of this year – may offer a unique chance to bring the stakeholders together on a win-win basis.

Moldova needs to reform its Ministry of Interior, its police and border forces in order to fulfill European expectations in the visa liberalization process as well as in the preparation for the EU-Moldova Association Agreement and in the Eastern Partnership.

Moldova, as an independent state with European aspirations, needs an efficient security policy. In order to achieve the fundamental objectives critical to the national security of the country, there is a need for a thorough and comprehensive reform of its national security sector that has to become an operational, efficient and effective one.

Project Description
ICDT will work together with local partners and also target the relevant authorities, such as the security institutions, as well as the civil society, the authorities of the country, the European Union, the United States, Russia, and the OSCE. Key activities in order to fulfill the objectives of the project are: 1. organizing workshops including representatives of relevant ministries and the civil society, along with study trips and site visits of international experts; 2. holding discussions and negotiations with representatives of ministries and the civil society and providing advocacy, as well as drafting lists of recommendations based on these activities.

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