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31 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 32485)  

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Title Conference on the reform of the Ministry of Interior Affairs of the Republic of Moldova 
Description The police academy of the Repulic of Moldova, in co-operation with the CoE, is organising a conference on the reform of the MoI in Moldova. National experts as well as international experts will make presentations. 
Status Completed 
Date 19/04/2011 
Location Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Countries CoE Members: Republic of Moldova
  Joint Programme Activity - MLD-DemSupport
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP MLD-DemSupport - Democracy Support Programme    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2010/DGHL/JP/2444   Legislative assessment
Expected Result 1.3 - Conducting conferences/seminars for the purpose of public information and discussion of the results of assessment visits and actions proposed by the working groups.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Rule of Law
Line of Action ⇒ II.1 – Ensuring Justice
Programme ☆ II.1.2  Prisons and Police

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Conference 
Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Cooperation - Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department)
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners police academy - National Institution
Last Modified 10/05/2011 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 32485) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The conference had the purpose to make a presentation and to have a discussion with the national authorities, representatives of the civil society and international partners on the main aspects of the reform of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and its subordinate divisions, to make a comparative analysis of the principles, stages and different aspects of reforming the MIA through presentation and discussion of the lessons learned and good practices of the Council of Europe countries in the field as well as to formulate concrete conclusions, proposals and recommendations on principles, stages and different aspects of reforming the MIA. Other aims proposed by the organisers of the Conference were to agree on the following steps of the implementation of the reform of the MIA, as well as on the ways of involvement of the programme, donor institutions and civil society in this process. 
Output/Results The Conference has been organised in cooperation with the Moldovan Police Academy. It was attended by high rank Moldovan officials, including Prime Minister Vlad Filat, Minister of Internal Affairs Alexei Roibu, representatives of numerous international organisations and CoE experts.

The event served as a unique opportunity to analyse the strong points and shortages of the police reform in the Republic of Moldova, as well as to outline the main stages and subsequent steps of the reform. 
Conclusions/Follow Up At the end of the conference the participants have outlined a number of conclusions and recommendations to serve as general guiding ideas for the future course of the reform, among which the following should be noted: the process of institutional upgrading and reorganisation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs shall be a dynamic and ongoing one, based on the principles of: transparency, partnership and social orientation; harmonisation of the legal framework to international requirements and standards; political neutrality; ensuring efficient protection of labour and social protection rights of the MIA employees. The police demilitarisation process passes through a thorough revision of the denomination of the police ranks in order to make them reflect the civilian terminology, which is to demonstrate that the police is a civil body and not a quasi-military one.

Other conclusions referred to the need for internal and external communication about the reform to improve the society’s awareness, the need to enlarge involvement of the civil society in the reform process, the need for a thorough analysis of all parts of the reform concerning consequences in the field of finances estimating costs and financing the proposed actions and others.
The participants stressed that Recommendations made by MIA’s strategic partners, including CoE experts’ recommendations, will be seriously taken into consideration.
Participants Conference was attended by 70 participants (high level officials from the MOI, minister of internal affairs, prime minister, NGOs 
CoE Secretariat Willemien LOS 
Total No. Participants 70 
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