Goals and values.
CPR Moldova mission is to advance democracy and human rights in the Republic of Moldova, and promote good governance reforms and action against corruption in the fields of our competence: justice, economy, public administration. In our activity we will advance Moldova’s European integration.
Our vision is to become a respected voice in the Moldovan society, capable of influencing policy and opinion, towards a country free of corruption and a government that feels and acts accountable before all its citizens.
Our purpose is to improve public policies and promote structural reforms in Moldova, in line with European principles, for the benefit of the entire society and to provide high-quality policy advice, thus impacting the public discourse and creating the demand for reform in the Moldovan society.
CPR Moldova is, a non-partisan and non-commercial organization. Matters related to political processes, such as democracy, anti-corruption, justice, rule of law, human rights, economy, are first of all of citizens’ concern, and therefore, of our concern.
Our interventions on various topics
CPR in the media
Could An Oligarch Build a Democracy in Moldova?
Oligarchs rule Eastern Europe. Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine are governed by pro-European governments, but have one oligarch (or more, in the case of Ukraine) calling the shots from behind the scenes. In my country, Moldova, we see how pro-European rhetoric is offered in words but not reflected in deeds, and how empty speeches and promises only erode the people’s pro-European sentiment. In practice we see degrading standards of democracy, rule of law, and human rights. Called a “success story” five years ago, Moldova is now a captured state, where laws only function to protect the privileged few.
The President’s New Clothes: Will Moldova move to more powers for the head of state?
The Moldovan President has proposed constitutional amendments to enhance the powers of the presidency vis-à-vis the Parliament. Considering the political context and the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court, these amendments are likely to fail and may simply represent a populist and opportunist move to elevate the stature and fortunes of President Dodon.
Democracy Is Under Major Attack in Moldova. Is Anyone Paying Attention?
Last week a court in Moldova’s capital of Chișinău annulled the popular vote in local elections, which were won by pro-European opposition leader Andrei Năstase. The formal grounds for canceling the results are absurd; on election day the candidate urged people to vote on social media. This is no reason to block an elected official from taking office after the people have spoken.
In Kyiv and Chisinau, Citizens Thirsty for Reform But the Governments Aren’t
On December 1, the European Union withheld payment of €600 million to Ukraine for falling short on four reforms. The deal is conditional, and this final tranche is on hold until Ukraine follows through on its commitments.
“It has been exactly eight years since the events of 7 April 2009. Back then the young generation, hopeful of the future, took to the streets to speak up about their disagreement with the old system. Yet, as they say, what you ran away from, you could not avoid. Today we will discuss about what we, the generation of the 2000s, could not avoid and how we see today those events with our guests: Stefan Gligor, Programme Director of the Centre for Policies and Reforms and Mihail Sirkeli, director of Piligrim-Demo.”
“The modification to the electoral system is seen by many to be in the interest of a select number of oligarchs, not the citizens of Moldova. The change could strike a direct blow to democracy, human rights, freedom of speech and the press, the fight against corruption and the investigation of financial crimes.”
“‘Our electoral system has many problems, but this is not the issue to be addressed… We have many misunderstandings about the electoral constituencies, political party funding, media independence, which is absolutely politicized. We have a lot of problems that will worsen because of this electoral reform.’ concludes Dumitru Alaiba, Programme Director of the Centre for Policies and Reforms in Chisinau.”
The change of the electoral legislation would be a disaster for the democracy in the Republic of Moldova, warns the civil society
A more honest Government: Advancing access to information standards in Moldova
Project objectives: Promoting citizens rights to acces to information.
Duration of the project: 1 June 2018 – November 2019
Financial support: NED (National Endowment for Democracy)
Project budget: 37 500 USD
Project objectives: online platform to hold the Government accountable for its commitments, monitor the progress and assess the quality of reforms, while educating the public about the benefits of true reform.
Duration of the project: March 2018 – November 2019
Financial support: Black Sea Trust Fund for Regional Cooperation
Project budget: 50 000 USD
“Educate. Engage. Empower. Community Tools Against Corruption”
Project objectives: online platform to report corruption cases and to promote anticorruption policies.
Duration of the project: 1 May 2018 – April 2020
Financial support: Soros Foundation Moldova, Open Society Foundations
Partners: e-Government Academy (Estonia)
Project budget: 50 000 USD
Building local level accountability and citizen engagement initiatives in Moldova’s regions
Project objectives: democracy schools.
Duration of the project: 11 June 2018 – 10 June 2019
Financial support: UKAid, UK Embassy in Chisinau
Partners: Democracy Reporting International
Project budget: 148 000 £
Issue-Based Advocacy for Effective Implementation of Business Climate Reforms
Project objectives: engaging entrepreneurs and business associations in their joint efforts to increase public accountability, preventing corruption in the economy by raising awareness about concrete issues that damage the investment climate and advocating for their swift resolution.
Duration of the project: February 2017 – February 2018
Financial support: European Endowment for Democracy
Project budget: 65.000 EUR
Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection in Moldova: Striking a Balance
Project objectives: promoting proper protection of the right to privacy and preventing the misuse of privacy protection guarantees against the public interest, so as to safeguard the freedom of the press, access to information, transparency of decision making, accountability for corruption in Moldova.