Implemented projects Corruption proofing - stage 3 Training of local authorities

Training of local authorities

"Corruption Proofing" Project is implemented by the Centre for the Analysis and Prevention of Corruption (CAPC) within the framework of the Joint Project of the European Commission and the Council of Europe against corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing in the Republic of Moldova (MOLICO), co-financed by the European Commission, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Council of Europe.
The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the CAPC experts and can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union, SIDA and the Council of Europe.

The training sessions “Corruption proofing of the draft regulatory acts” in the districts of were envisaged to be carried out in 8 Southern regions of the Republic of Moldova.

Training Objectives
The overall objective of the training is to provide support to the local government for the improvement of the local regulatory activity. The trainings will aim to:

  • promote the corruption proofing methodology at the local level
  • training up to 160 persons involved in developing, advising and approval of draft regulatory acts at the local level
  • developing skills of identifying and avoiding corruption risks’ elements in the regulatory acts at the local level

Target audience
Representatives of the local government (mayors of villages, district counsellors, secretaries of district councils and village administrations’ secretaries, as well as other persons involved into the process for elaboration of draft decisions on the local level)

Expected Outputs:

  • local public authorities familiarized with the corruption proofing methodology;
  • better awareness of the corruption phenomenon and consequences;
  • improved quality of the regulatory acts passed at the local level.

Training Contents:

  • Development and justification of the draft local regulatory acts
    Addressing this subject in local trainings is of particular interest to representatives of local authorities (based on the CAPC experience), because in this training the local authorities were trained how to prepare a draft regulation: the general law-making requirements, regulations governing this process, the necessary preparatory procedures; the need to substantiate regulations; the consequences of non-observance of rules for the drafting and approval of the draft regulations. Teaching this issues was accompanied by review of some case studies distributed to participants.
  • Corruption and other risks to be avoided in the drafting of the local regulatory acts
    Corruptibility elements are examined in parallel with other errors made in the development and promotion of draft laws. Consideration of this subject is aimed at informing participants about the concept and categories of corruptibility elements, the negative impact of these elements. The training participants reviewed also some case studies and were requested to identify and qualify certain elements of corruptibility in cases distributed by the trainer.
  • Concept and regulation of the corruption proofing of regulatory acts
    While reviewing this topic, participants are informed about the mechanism of corruption proofing of draft laws: the causes that led to the promotion of this mechanism, the institutions involved in this process. Participants are explained about the purpose of the Methodology of corruption proofing, the practical application of this Methodology, they are shown the results of implementation by CAPC of corruption proofing etc.
  • National anticorruption mechanisms
    This theme covers topics on legislative and regulatory acts in the field of preventing and combating corruption, more attention being given to new regulations (Law on Preventing and Combating Corruption (new version), Law on the conflict of interest, Code of conduct for public officials, Law on public service and the status of public servant, etc.). Also, participants are familiarized with new initiatives in preventing and combating corruption and anti-corruption projects carried out in Moldova, both by national, as well as by regional and international agencies. Another subject of this theme relates to agencies involved in preventing and combating corruption, the competencies of each authority. While teaching this theme, trainers use the results of surveys assessing the perception of corruption by the population, statistics on the number of corruption offences, elaborating on hypothetical situations or real cases (by observing confidentiality of identity), etc.