Participants of the kick-off meeting in Chişinău
Participants of the kick-off meeting in Chişinău

On 5 December 2017 the kick-off meeting on the twinning project “Strengthening the capacities of the National Center for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Moldova” took place at the National Art Museum in Chişinău, Republic of Moldova.

The keynote speeches were given by:

  • Eduard Raducan, Director of the National Center for Personal Data Protection,
  • Peter Michalko, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova,
  • Florian Seitz, Deputy Head of the German Embassy in the Republic of Moldova,
  • Raivis Kronbergs, State Secretary of the Latvian Ministry of Justice,
  • Vladimir Vitiuc, Deputy President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, and
  • Katharina Tegeder, Coordination EU Twinning and Action Grants at the IRZ.

The EU-financed project has a volume of 1 million euros. The Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein (Independent Center of Data Protection of Schleswig Holstein) and the Latvian Ministry of Justice will be the major partners implementing this project during the next two years.

The aim of the twinning project is to support the Republic of Moldova in the further implementation of the EU Association Agreement with the Republic of Moldova.

Besides an approximation of the Moldovan legislation to EU law in data protection – above all in view of EU Regulation 2016/679 – this project also aims at providing support in the further development of the National Center for Personal Data Protection, as well as raising awareness for the importance of data protection both among the general public and the private industry and public administration.

Within the next two years, 34 experts from Germany and Latvia as well as from Lithuania, Austria, Slovenia, Estonia and Malta will implement 24 different measures in total, subdivided into three project components.

 

Funded by the European Union