Tens of representatives of civil society organisations, local action and initiative groups from all over the country received a two-day good governance training on 2 and 3 December 2021, during which they developed and strengthened the skills that will help them be pro-active in the good governance processes in terms of decision-making transparency, participatory policy-making, integrity of local governments, public procurement monitoring etc.

“These activities are designed to encourage the civil society organisations to involve and be pro-active in the decision-making processes, improve the communication between the local governments and the civil society, make the decision-making processes more transparent. We also would like to encourage women to involve more actively in the political, social and economic life both at local and national levels,”

Mrs. Mihailov said.

Some of the expectations of the participants from the good governance training were to develop their knowledge in the field of good governance, learn how to improve the cooperation between the civil society and local governments and develop public-private partnerships, improve project design and implementation skills and have more women involve in the good governance processes.

“The civil society organisations play a critical role in monitoring the application of law by public authorities. This effort makes decision-makers to act for the benefit of the citizens, thus contributing to the development of communities in the spirit of social inclusion and creating better living conditions for citizens”, stated Victoria Secu, a participant in the good governance training and executive director of the NGO „Everyone contributes to change.”

The good governance training for the civil society representatives is one of the activities of the “Partnerships for Women Leadership and Good Governance” project, implemented by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Moldova and Institutum Virtutes Civilis with the financial support of the European Union and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.