The Institute for Public Policy is initiating a new project named "New borders in South East Europe and their impact on the stability in the Central European Initiative (CEI) region".
The project goal is to contribute to the creation of a conceptual basis for the development of an action plan, aimed at improving the functioning of the state border of the Republic of Moldova.
The project has the following objectives:
1. To identify and state the problems that should be addressed to improve the situation at the Moldovan-Romanian and Moldovan-Ukrainian borders.
2. To raise public awareness on the negative impact of the situation at the borders on the social and economic development of the countries. To highlight the aspects related to losses caused to the budget, restrictions to circulation, national and personal security etc.
3. To assess the negative impact of the current situation at the borders on the relationship with the nearby countries in South-East Europe and European Union.
4. To contribute to the reduction of risks to the regional security and stability through the stimulation of:
- cross-border and international co-operation between NGO representatives and government structures;
- proposing schemes to fight organised and cross-border crimes;
- highlighting corruption in the Republic of Moldova and in other countries in the region.
In order to reach the objectives of the project, the IPP considers that following studies have to be developed:
1. The actual European context and its influence on the border control in the CEI region.
2. The situation at the borders of Moldova with neighbouring countries. "New separation lines" in Europe. International "isolation" of Moldova (restrictions, "visa for visa" procedures etc).
3. Problems linked to the border control in Moldova:
- actual legal and institutional framework, documents for the border crossing;
- internal and international co-operation of border control actors;
- border control, equipment, personal training and salary conditions;
- custom control at the border, infrastructure of the border access;
- legal and illegal flows of goods and persons;
- human beings and human organs trafficking, small arms and munitions, drugs, stolen cars;
- cross-border criminality;
- cross-border co-operation.
4. Problems and implications of the Transnistrian sector of the Moldovan-Ukrainian border.
5. Co-relation between the level of the Moldovan borders control and the regional security and stability. Co-operation in the CEI region and the South Eastern region. The issue of borders in the Stability Pact.
6. Measures to strengthen border control. The consequences of this activity on the internal situation in Moldova, on the relationship with neighbouring countries and countries of the region.
7. Border crossing facilitation.
8. Concept of the strengthening of border control in Moldova.
In line with above mentioned, the IPP invites all persons having necessary competence, to collaborate on contractual basis. For other information please contact dr. Valeriu Gheorghiu, Program Director at IPP, phone 276785, fax 270507, e-mail: Valeriu_Gheorghiu@ipp.md