EU4SECURITY Moldova Steering Committee held its first meeting

Chisinau, June 12, 2024 – The first meeting of the Steering Committee for the EU4SECURITY Moldova Project was held today to review the current status of the project. The discussion covered risk assessment and mitigation measures, key elements of the launch phase, proposed changes, and planned activities.

The project aims to enhance the operational capabilities of Moldovan law enforcement personnel and improve public security services. The target group includes employees from various institutions within the internal affairs system, such as training academies, the General Police Inspectorate, the General Border Police Inspectorate, the General Inspectorate of Carabineers, and the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations.

In her opening address, Daniella Misail-Nichitin, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, emphasized the project’s importance in addressing the needs deriving from the Strategy for the Development of the Home Affairs Sector.

Magdalena Mueller-Uri, Head of Cooperation of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova, reaffirmed the EU’s strong commitment to supporting Moldova’s efforts to join the EU: “The European Commission announced a few days ago that the Republic of Moldova has fulfilled the conditions to begin accession negotiations. We assure you of our continued support in this process, which requires hard work and dedication.”

The project components include enhancing the professionalism and efficiency within the Ministry of Internal Affairs through continuous professional development activities. “Our common goal is to invest in our most important resource, which is the human capital, to develop employees’ skills, so that they follow the European standards in their operations, and provide quality services to our citizens,” said the Secretary of State.

The other project components focus on equipping the General Police Inspectorate with the necessary infrastructure, tools, and resources to establish a state-of-the-art cybercrime laboratory, strengthening the national focal point’s capacity for firearms control, and providing strategic expertise to the Ministry of Internal Affairs to effectively address actions outlined in the EU enlargement reports.

The EU4SECURITY Moldova project is implemented by CEPOL – the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training, with financial support from the European Commission.