Dr. Birgit Grundmann (1st row, centre), former State Secretary, with participants in the seminar in Chişinău
Dr. Birgit Grundmann (1st row, centre), former State Secretary, with participants in the seminar in Chişinău
Moldova

On 21 October 2018, the IRZ together with the NGO Invento, a network of young people, the Hans Seidel Foundation in the Republic of Moldova, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova and the American Embassy in Moldova, organised a seminar on legislative procedures as part of the annual Youth Parliament held in Moldova.

The aim of the Youth Parliament was to give its participants a better understanding of the principles and rules of democracy and to encourage their awareness of the rule of law. The main focus of the seminar was on pointing out the tools of legislative procedures and showing the participants how to draw up precise and complete draft legislation on a topic of their choice. Legislative procedures were brought to light in a practical way, using up-to-date examples. This event also helped to strengthen civil society in the Republic of Moldova. With these objectives in mind, the participants were given the appropriate training on legislative procedures and techniques. The advantage here was that legislative procedures and techniques in Moldova show some similarities with the German procedure.

Representing the German side at the seminar was Dr. Birgit Grundmann, a lawyer and former State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.

The IRZ also plans to organise follow-up events on legislative procedures next year and the partnership with Invento is set to continue.