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The core effect -“ consolidating relationships between environments

27.11.2008   Fin-Consultant  674 
Gradul ştiinţific: Expert in economic policies, Coordinator of the Functioning market economy department

Currently, the associative sector or the third sector in the society achieves more grounds within our countrys public life. The civil society is made of the citizen, associated under different forms as stipulated in the current legislation and who participate in the public life, promote the populations interests, influence the states policies, defend the civil, social and cultural rights. The main actors engaged in the associative sector, that is the public organizations, movements, institutions and foundations carry out successfully their activities in various areas: breeding, education, research, mass-media, economic and community development, ecology, culture, health, philanthropy, sport, social service rendering, defend of human and ethnical minorities rights, etc.

The reasons for establishing the organizations and institutions that represent the civil society are different. The researches conducted by the Center - Contact" show that about 28% of non-governmental organizations motivate the fact of their foundation by the will of participating in the communitys social life; 27% - by the necessity of realizing citizen and professional interests; 15% - by the common way of understating the communitys problem; 11 -“ by the opportunity of gaining financing for their activity; 3% - by the possibility of making additional incomes; only 1% - by the chance of instant financing.

The - Political Dictionary. Democratic institutions and the civil culture" (Romanian Academy Edition, 1993), Sergiu Tamas asserts that - the formation of a civil society is the result of the citizens spontaneous and creative movement which voluntarily found various political, economic, cultural associations. Within the civil society, the citizens join a structure of social relationships, by voluntarily participating in the activities of various associations, organizations, clubs, in the view of promoting a set of certain objectives and interests. Civil society organization are, to a certain extent, independent within the relationship with the state, thereby representing a great number of power centers, a non-governmental power system".

At the same time, non-governmental organizations are a reliable partner in the matter of dialogue with the governmental institutions and the economic/business environment, which legalizes and control them. At present, there are lots of collaboration examples among these three constituents from our society. I will only mention few of them-¦

The National Participation Council, which has recently been established by the Interministerial Committee on Strategic Planning, managed by the Prime-Minister; the Council engages representatives from civil society organizations, patronages, syndicates, networks, alliances, coalitions, unions, umbrella organizations and international financing bodies. In the future the Council will perform the duties of three older bodies: the Economic Council, the Committee on technical assistance, the council on Council on SCERS (Strategy of Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction) Participation. This Council will draft proposals in the matter of the national strategic initiatives and documents and will provide them to the Interministerial Committee on Strategic Planning. Moreover, it shall sketch an efficient and unique channel for the communication between the Government and civil society organizations and business environment and shall ensure the charge of contributions and their further turning over to the Executive power.

Another example is the National Business Agenda 2009. Recently, representatives of the Moldovan business community, economic leaders with reputation, together with the most representative business associations, have launched the National Business Agenda 2009, during an official ceremony. This represents a common base priorities for the economic development in the Republic of Moldova. Over 30 national and regional Business Associations have participated at setting up these priorities, engaging a core agreement of the countrys most important business environments. In the Republic of Moldova, the process of consolidation and promotion has been facilitated by the Institute of Development and Social Initiatives - Viitorul", under the ICPEs support (International Centre on Private Entrepreneurship). The National Business Agenda represents an efficient consolidation tool for the business community as well as a serious base for supporting the public-to-public dialogue. The National Business Agenda sets out 5 priorities and objectives that follow to be realized in the following 5 years for developing a competitive and attractive business environment:

  • Weakening administrative obstacles and ensuring a healthy competitive business environment;
  • Tax system optimization;
  • Promoting foreign investments;
  • Strengthening law institutions;
  • Efficiently developing and using the human capital.

Another example is the activities carried out by the Coalition on Rural Economic Development (CRED), made of 45 non-governmental organization, among which the National Federation of Agriculturists - Agroinform", the National Farmer Federation from Moldova (NFFM), IDIS Viitorul, Centru Contact (the Contact Center), CAMIB, Business Consulting Institute, the Centre on Non-commercial Right. Within 2002-2008, the CRED were actively involved in drafting and monitoring the implementation of the Strategy of Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction (SEGPR), the National Strategy on Lasting Development of the Agro-industrial complex in the Republic of Moldova (2008-2015), the National Strategy on Development for 2008-2011, the Concept of the agricultural producers subvention system for 2008-2015. At the same time, the Coalition has arranged and conducted a lobby campaign for canceling the Government Decision in regards to certain regulations measures applied for purchasing and exporting cereals and cereal products, as well as an advocacy campaign for revising the agriculture subvention syste.

Doubtlessly, all these actions and interferences led the fortification of the business environment as well as of the relationship between the civil society and the state.

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