Presentation of the final study “Developing the Rule of Law and Strengthening Anti-Corruption in the Public Procurement Sector in Moldova”

February 17, 2021
16:00 - 17:00 CEST/CET

The legal and technical challenges for the implementation of the
eProcurement system MTender

Online presentation of the final study and roundtable

The Moldovan-German Forum (FMG) is currently implementing a project on the rule of law and corruption in the public procurement sector of the Republic of Moldova in cooperation with the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), a Vienna-based think-tank. The project is conducted in the framework of the BACID programme “Building Administrative Capacities of the Countries of the Western Balkans and the Republic of Moldova – Cycle II”, co-funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA).

Corruption and a weak rule of law system are one of the biggest challenges in the aspirations of Moldova to become a European-style democracy with a competition-based, thriving and prosperity-generating market economy. Considering the tremendous economic weight of public procurements, which constituted 4.66% of Moldova’s GDP in the last trimester of 2019, frequent irregular payments and bribes have a particularly severe effect on the country’s economy and its ability to attract foreign investors. In the European Union’s bilateral cooperation with Moldova, anti-corruption and a business-friendly environment regularly appear among the top priorities. Despite considerable legislative and practical progress in Moldova, significant issues remain.

16:00 Introduction
Sebastian SCHÄFFER, Managing Director, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)

16:05 Presentation of the study
Mihai-Razvan CORMAN, 
Project Manager and Research Fellow, Moldovan-German Forum

Nicolas HEGER, Project Manager and Research Fellow, Moldovan-German Forum

16:15 Panel Discussion
Diana ENACHI, Expert, IDIS “Viitorul”

Viktor NESTULIA, Senior Manager, ECA at Open Contracting Partnership

Eliza NIEWIADOMSKA, Senior Counsel, Legal Transition Programme, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Sebastian SCHÄFFER, Managing Director, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)


  • Beginn: Mittwoch, 17. Februar 2021, 16:00 Uhr
  • Ende: Mittwoch, 17. Februar 2021, 17:00 Uhr
  • Ort: Online (Zoom Webinar)
  • Auskunft: Sebastian Schäffer
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  • Auskunft Telefonnummer: (+43 1) 319 72 58-20

Final Study Presentation BACID Programme.pdf