New project in Dominican Republic to support the Ministry of Public Administration
Technical assistance for the programme to support public administration reform and public service quality
Altair Asesosres, in consortium with DADA6 and SIPU, has been awarded the Technical assistance for the programme to support public administration reform and public service quality in Dominican Republic. The period of implementation of the contract will be 36 months. The aim of this contract is to provide long and short-term technical assistance, mainly to the Ministry of Public Administration, the entity in charge of the process to reform public administration in the country. Technical assistance shall also be provided to other public institutions involved in the programme (such as the National Institute of Public Administration), the entities prioritised in the programme (such as the Ministry of Interior and Police, and the Attorney-General's Office), training schools of these prioritised entities and the Ministry of Women's Affairs, the entity in charge of gender mainstreaming in public policy.
The Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation (INSC) evaluation, together with the other independent evaluations of each External Financing Instrument and the Coherence Report, will be some of the sources of information to feed into the Mid Term Review Report of the EFIs.
A team specialized in evaluation and nuclear safety is currently identifying key lessons to improve current and inform future choices and to provide an overall independent assessment of the instrument.
Altair has been awarded the final evaluation of the Local Development Support Programme (PADL) in Benin, which overall objective is to contribute creating institutional and organizational conditions for a sustainable and balanced development based on a cooperative local governance and the best use of the potential of the local authorities. The team included a Budget Support expert and a decentralisation expert.
In the framework of the EU Project to support the coordination of the justice sector reform in the Republic of Moldova, four teams of students from law faculties of universities Irimia FIUM and USM, simulated trials in human rights in the first national contest in English organized by the Ministry of Justice. The purpose of this competition was to identify and then support the winning team for its participation in the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition that will be held in Strasbourg (France).
Thanks to this experience, students enhance their abilities to solve cases by identifying key concepts, facts inter-relationship, legal arguments and by providing reasonable motivations for the proposed resolutions. The participants had to demonstrate their critical and analytical skills through problem solving in a wide range of legal and non-legal circumstances.
The competition aims to contribute to the Bologna principles which include developing skills through trial simulation and practical exercises. It also contributes to supporting the EU's action to promote justice sector reform in Moldova, the European Convention on Human Rights and its mechanism.
One of the teams at the Free International University of Moldova was the awarded while the State Institute of International Relations of Moldova was ranked second. Also, other teams’ effort was appreciated and they received the corresponding diploma.
The team leader of the EU project to support the coordination of the justice sector reform Mr. Erik Svanidze, stressed the importance of the event, saying that "through this contest, we are marking the finalization of this important project that lasts already three years: it represents the EU efforts in the future reform that is taking shape in the justice sector in Moldova ".
"A fair and efficient justice system is an essential element of the rule of law. This implies to undertake serious sectoral reforms within the country institutions. In this sense, the justice sector is one of the most important. I honestly hope that you will be the next generation of judges, prosecutors and lawyers in charge of such a reform through a high level of integrity, responsibility and professionalism" said Pirkka Tapiola, EU Ambassador to Moldova.