Development/ Implementation agency
Legal framework for cooperation
The EU and the Republic of Moldova (RM) initiated negotiations on the Moldova-EU Association Agreement (AA) in Chisinau on January 12, 2010. On November 29, 2013, at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, the Association Agreement was initialled Republic of Moldova - European Union. On 27 June 2014, the EU-Moldova Association Agreement was signed in Brussels and on July 2, 2014 - ratified by the Moldovan Parliament.
Before 2016 the Republic of Moldova was eligible for participation in the following programs:
Under these programs, the Moldovan institutions participated in 180 projects and managed to engage about 40 million Euros.
Priority sectors/Areas of cooperation
At the moment, the annual programming of EU external assistance is part of the Single Assistance Framework for Moldova 2014-2017, which is one of the EU instruments to support the implementation of the Association Agenda, with a budget of up to EUR 410 million, of which about 60% of the committed amount is budgetary support.
Types of funds / financial instruments and assistance modalities
Procedures for programming, approval and implementation of projects
Projects to be financed are defined during the elaboration of the Multi-Annual National Indicative Programme based on the Country Strategy Paper and Annual Action Programmes. The Government of Moldova is actively involved in the preparation of the both documents and also in drafting of project documents.
Special conditions for submission of project proposals and project acceptability criteria
Project concept proposed for financing from the EU funding has to fulfill the following criteria:Activities, measures and/or conditions which have to be performed or fulfilled have to be clearly defined.Objectives, expressed in the project proposal, must relate to the priorities contained in the EU-RM strategic documents.The project concept should encompass shortcomings, positive experiences and recommendations from the previously implemented projects, as well as other performed activities and efforts in the field.It should describe current and planned donors’ activities in the field.There has to be a logical connection between objectives, results and activities. Project proposal should touch upon the cross-cutting issues, i.e. environmental protection, cross-border cooperation, social and cultural development, efficient management and gender equality.Budget breakdown to be shown for each of the activities foreseen in the project proposal. Project co-financing from the national budget to be specified as necessary.
The European Union remains the absolute leader in Moldova's non-reimbursable financial assistance since the beginning of the cooperation with the Republic of Moldova, providing over EUR 900 million in the form of a grant.
29.01.2015 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEE~THE REPUBLIC OF MOlLDOV A AND THE EUROPEAN UNION REGARDING THE SINGLE SUPPORT FRAMEWORK FOR ED SUPPORT TO THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA (2014-2017)
08.10.2014 ADDENDUM 2 TO THE FINANCING AGREEMENT For the Programme "Sector Policy Support Programme in the water sector ENPI AAP 2009"
17.07.2014 FA between EU and the RM on Support to the implementation of the Vocational Education Training Strategy
17.07.2014 Addendum No. 1 in the support of the current and new agreements between the EU and RM (NAP 2012)