Transparent Convergence to EU Policies in Sanitary Issues: the case of Georgia and Moldova
Eurasia Partnership Foundation of Georgia
National Agency for Food Safety
National Agency for Consumer Rights’ Protection
National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Overall Project Objective:
Contribute to the improved socio-economic conditions for the citizens of Moldova and Georgia through supporting the transparent convergence to EU policies in sanitary and phyto-sanitary (SPS) issues.
Through the proposed activities, East Europe Foundation in collaboration with Eurasia Partnership Foundation aims to achieve the following results:
1. Creation of the three (3) Regional Consumer Support Services (CAS) in the north, center and south of Moldova.
2. Moldovan and Georgian consumers and food operators are informed about the EU’s sanitary and phyto-sanitary (SPS) standards and mobilised to demand improved implementation of existing regulatory frameworks.
3. Non-state actors (NSAs’) advocacy capacity is enhanced, so as to wage successful advocacy campaigns for improved SPS systems.
4. Convergence with European SPS standards and practices is improved in both countries.
5. Cooperation between Moldovan and Georgian NSAs to support closer approximation of national SPS systems with EU standards is enhanced.
· National Agency for Consumer Rights’ Protection
· Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and youth volunteer initiative groups
· Public Authorities
· Local Food Operators
· Local Media Outlets
Consumers and food operators will represent two large groups of beneficiaries that will ultimately benefit from the action in the long term at the level of the society or the sector at large.
The project "Transparent Convergence to EU Policies in Sanitary Issues: the case of Georgia and Moldova" is implemented by East Europe Foundation with the financial support of the European Union. The project is co-financed by the Swedish Government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.