First Steering Committee meeting of the AGREED project in Moldova
A first steering committee meeting on the new AGREED - Activating Governance Reform for Enhancing Development project was organized on the 26th of March in Chisinau.
The project aims at strengthening the capacity of Moldovan local authorities to perform transparent and participatory governance in their Communities, with a specific reference to the policy-making process related to the upcoming Decentralisation reform. It intends to build the capacities of Local Authorities (LAs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to plan and implement their activities in close cooperation with local communities and other stakeholders by involving them into planning and implementation, thus strengthening the capacity to respond to challenges, reinforcing dialogue and trust in local communities. On the other hand, it will promote a multi-level governance dialogue between the national government and local authorities. AGREED is a 24-month project funded by the European Commission as part of the Support to Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities (CSO-LA) in the Republic of Moldova program.
It is implemented by the newly established ALDA office in Chișinau with the co-participation of the Local Democracy Agency Moldova from Cimișlia and the University Legal Clinic from Bălți.