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The Best Practices Programme for Local Authorities in Moldova 2012 - 2013

Implementation period: February - December 2014

Donor: Council of Europe

The Best Practices Programme for Local Authorities in Moldova was launched in 2005 by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Government, associations of mayors, the USAID project "Local Government Reform" and implemented by IDIS "Viitorul" in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2013.

The Programme aims to identify, appreciate, promote and disseminate the best practices among local authorities from Moldova, in order to improve the efficiency of local governance.

The edition 2011 - 2012 of the Best Practice Programme has been a success among participants. Thus, 50 local practices from 39 municipalities were submitted, of which 23 were awarded with special prizes and awards within the National Awards Ceremony. Also, the award for the authority who implemented and presented within the Programme the biggest number of practices during 2011 – 2012 was established.

During 2005 - 2013, over 300 communities from Moldova have shared best practices that have been presented in three anthologies and 44 successful practices have become the subject of four documentary films distributed among representatives of public authorities across the country.

Sections:

GOOD GOVERNANCE
Best practices in this section are referring to:
- Providing access to information
- Ensure transparency in the decision-making process
- Cooperation with the civil society
- Implementation of local digital government
- Initiatives of cross-border cooperation
- Promoting the image of the village
- Developing the tourism potential of the village

LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Best practices presented by local authorities in this section will relate to:
- Support local entrepreneurship
- Promoting gender equality in local entrepreneurship management
- Creating public - private partnerships: the basis of a sustainable local economy
- Attracting investment in the community

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Best practices in the field of energy efficiency will refer to:
- Implementing sustainable energy efficiency projects in public institutions
- Implementation of energy conservation projects
- Improve and rehabilitation of street lighting
- Promotion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources
- Informing the public about the benefits of energy efficiency projects initiated at local level

LOCAL PUBLIC SERVICES
Best practices presented by local authorities in this section will relate to:
- Training of local elected officials and the public services
- The construction, rehabilitation, expansion and modernization of the water supply and distribution of drinking water and sanitation
- Development of integrated waste management
- Educate the public about environmental protection
- Spatial planning
- Modernization of local public services
- Developing inclusive public services

Deadline for submitting the practices: 15 June 2014

Participating at the Best Practice Programme, local authorities representatives have the opportunity to inspire and to implement, in their communities, successful and performant models. In this way, the local government will become more efficient, and the quality of life of residents will improve noticeably.

A good local practice means success stories, partnerships and innovation and the Best Practice Programme comes in this sense, to ensure the sustainability of these initiatives by sharing knowledge, skills and experiences.

For more information about the Programme see the Prospectus (available only in Romanian)

Submitted applications within the Best Practices Programme for Local Authorities 2012 - 2013

List of authorities visited within the Best Practices Programme for Local Authorities 2012- 2013

List of awarded public authorities