MOLDOVA | Ad hoc online project Steering Committee
Last week, in Moldova, we had the pleasure to attend the ad hoc Steering Committee of the project “Support to the Implementation of the EU High Level Advisers’ Mission” that took place online on 28 May 2021. During the meeting, representatives of the Government institutions and members of the Steering Committee discussed and assessed the performance of eight out of the ten EU High Level Advisers, finally deciding to extend their contracts for one more year.
At the opening of the meeting, Adrian Ermurachi, Deputy Secretary General of the Government, emphasized on the highly valuable support the Government is receiving via the EU High Level Advisers’ Mission. He expressed his confidence that all beneficiary institutions work actively together with the EU HLAs on the efficient and effective implementation of the Association Agreement and Agenda.
Magdalena Mueller-Uri, Head of the Operations Section of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova, stressed the importance of the EU High Level Advisers’ Mission, especially in light of the next EU Multiannual Indicative Programme. She encouraged the state institutions to fully utilize the instruments of the Mission, including the short-term expertise available under the Technical Support Facility.
The Team Leader of the Mission presented the positive results of the evaluations done by the EU Delegation and the Self-Evaluation Reports of the HLAs.
The Project Steering Committee unanimously decided to extend the contracts of the eight evaluated High Level Advisers in the fields of: Customs and Tax Policy, Education and Research, Local Public Administration Reform, Confidence Building Measures, Energy, Justice and Prosecution, Financial Services, Anticorruption.
The “Support to the implementation of the EU High Level Advisers’ Mission 2019 – 2021” is an EU-funded project with a three-year implementation period, which has started in January 2019. Its overall objective is to support the Government of the Republic of Moldova to implement its reform Agenda; in particular, to assist in developing the capacities required for the implementation of the Association Agreement (AA), including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), as well as to ensure the necessary follow-up for the post - visa liberalisation stage. B&S Europe leads the implementing Consortium in partnership with Archidata SRL, IBF International Consulting SA and AO Centrul de Resurse.
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