On May 24, 2022, the Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova officially presented the E-Platform for Local Government, developed with the support of the MĂ IMPLIC Project. The platform offers training courses and online support services for local LPA representatives and service operators. At the same time, the e-platform provides beneficiaries with a structured set of resources (normative acts, guides, reports, etc.) and other online tools related to the LPA activity.
The event was opened by Viorel Furdui (Executive Director of CALM), followed by Matthias Morgner (team leader of the project MĂ IMPLIC), Cătălina Scorțescu (Administrator of the platform), Diana Toma (National Reforms and Policies Manager, MĂ IMPLIC Project), Alexandru Palii, (e-platform IT consultant), Carolina Furdui (e-platform online consultant).
“Through this platform we will be able to reach a much larger number of LPA representatives, counselors, civil servants, etc. We will be able to inform them in useful terms about the changes in the legislation, to train those who have this need, and as a result of this cooperation, the people in our communities will receive better services, and the localities will have more opportunities to develop”, according to the executive director of CALM Viorel Furdui.
“Creating the platform was a necessity, the pandemic showed us that we have to embrace online tools and make them part of our daily activity. It is a suitable tool and I hope it will be useful and indispensable for LPA representatives and service providers. The platform is more than an information delivery tool. The platform presented today is not in its final version, it will develop, new content will appear, but this requires the participation and active involvement of users. I sincerely congratulate the team that worked on the creation of the platform and wish them much success in maintaining and developing it”, said Matthias Morgner, team leader of the MĂ IMPLIC project.
“We hope that this tool will also be of interest to other donors and development partners, that’s why we invite them to contribute to the development of training activities, but also to the enrichment of the content on the platform,” said Diana Toma, National Reforms and Policies Manager, MĂ IMPLIC project.
The presentation event covered the following topics: How to register/log in on the E-platform, How to request support on the E-platform. Also speakers launched the invitation to the First Online Course on the platform: “Local public administration: place, role and legal status”, which will start on June 13. This course is designed for mayors, local councilors, secretaries of local councils, other civil servants in municipalities, as well as specialists in related fields. Thus, interested persons can register for the respective course on https://e-platforma.calm.md/.
The E-Platform for Local Government is developed with the support of the The project on civic engagement in local governance “MĂ IMPLIC”, implemented by Skat Consulting Ltd, funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The activity took place in the context of the cooperation agreement between CALM and the MĂ IMPLIC Project, regarding the development and implementation of the online platform for training and support services for local public authorities and service providers.
CALM represents one of the strategic partners of the MĂ IMPLIC Project, being supported to strengthen institutional capacities, also in the process of diversification and provision of support and assistance services to its members.
The project on civic engagement in local governance “MĂ IMPLIC” aims at ensuring that the rural population of Moldova has equitable access to quality communal service provision. The project “MĂ IMPLIC” is funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by Skat (Switzerland).