Enforcing the Environmental Governance in Moldova by involving public in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process
The project proposal with the title “Enforcing the Environmental Governance in Moldova by involving public in Environmental Impact Assessment (EAI) process” is elaborated by P.A. EcoContact in partnership with international trainer and coacher Mrs. Suzanne Bakker. The main idea of this proposal is to support the process of implementation of the National Environmental Strategy of the Republic of Moldova for 2014-2023 years and the Association Agreement of the Republic of Moldova and the European Union. According to these two main documents, Moldova committed to change the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) mechanism and in 2014 the new Law on EIA was approved, but the mechanism for implementation is not yet in place. Primary objective of the proposal is to support the process of the implementation of the Environmental Strategy of the Republic of Moldova by developing participatory mechanism of the implementation of the EIA process. We formulate the main objective taking in consideration the arguments mentioned above and also the fact that EIA has the objective to ensure environmental factors which are considered in the decision-making process; ensure that possible adverse environmental impacts are identified and avoided or minimized and to involve the public in the process.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Public Association EcoContact
Country:
Moldova
Area Of Work:
CapDev
Operational Phase:
Phase 5
Grant Amount:
US$ 49,690.47
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 13,560.72
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
MOL/EU-NGOs/OP5/Y4/2015/04
Start Date:
2/2015
End Date:
3/2016
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
EcoContact will ensure the visibility and promotion of the project activities and events through press releases, informational leaflets and local media. The meetings, roundtables and workshops organized within the framework of the project, together with the EIA pilot project, will contribute to a better understanding of the role of NGOs in the consultation on EIA process and representatives of local and national authorities also will help NGO to develop and implement democratic and transparent principles. Visibility rules will be applied to the public events. In addition, all information about the project’s progress will be provided to the beneficiaries or partners during the meetings and activities. The information about events and results, decision and discussed documents will be uploaded on EcoContact web page www.aarhus.vox.md and all interested people will have access to this resource.
Replication of project activities
Information about the project and its components has been actively shared using online and offline tools. The NGO's contacts database was used to disseminate relevant information to a large number of users, and information about the events was published on EcoContact's website and Facebook page, as well as those of the Ministry of Environment and other stakeholders.
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Indicators
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 7
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 40