Launch of the “EU4Rerforms – DNA” project

The leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs took part in the launch of the “EU4Rerforms – DNA” project, which is part of the Multi-Annual Indicative Programme (MIP) 2021-2027 for the Republic of Moldova.

Implemented by the Central Project Management Agency, Republic of Lithuania (CPMA), the project aims to assist in the implementation of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement, with a focus on governance reforms.

The overarching goal of the project is to support Moldova in fulfilling its commitments, particularly under the Association Agreement/DCFTA. Specific objectives include advancing reform efforts in good governance and bolstering them through a diverse media landscape and strategic communication on EU support and Moldova’s involvement in various European programmes.

“This project demonstrates the solidarity and support of the European Union, and highlights the assistance provided in implementing the best practices from our colleagues from Lithuania. The training of personnel and the outfitting of the DNA laboratory within the Technical-Criminal and Forensic Expertise Centre of the General Police Inspectorate represent supplementary assistance in innovating law enforcement to enhance the capacity of the Police to resolve cases accurately and quickly”, said Minister Adrian Efros.

Moreover, the project seeks to strengthen bilateral cooperation between EU Member States and the Republic of Moldova in policing through the utilization of DNA technologies and the development of expertise for the exchange of genetic evidence information.

The €1 million “EU4Rerforms – DNA” project will run from 2023-2025, with the General Police Inspectorate as the main beneficiary.