INTERNATIONAL ROUND TABLE-WORKSHOP
“Development of professional competencies
in drafting, execution and control of a state budget”
December 18, 2013
Parliament of Moldova, Chisinau
Conference Hall (the building of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the R. Moldova, 162, Stefan cel Mare str., 1 floor)
On December 18, 2013 Parliamentary Forum for Democracy and the Foreign Policy Association of Moldova is running the International Round-table Workshop “Development of Professional Competencies in Drafting, Execution and Control of a Stable Budget” in Chisinau, the capital city of Moldova. The initiative aims to enhance professional competence of assistants of Moldovan parliamentarians from different parties and representatives from various non-governmental organizations in policy-making and budget control, thus, improving the role of parliamentarians and their activeness in planning and preparation of the annual state budget.
Establishment of democracy is a complex and multi-faced process claiming a young democratic parliament to acquire special knowledge and skills. A critical requirement for initial transition is to establish a proper democratic institution and procedural framework for political debate. Every democratic country, given the nature of the transition period, experiences severe conflicts among the plural society, especially what concerns the struggle for funding. Thus, one of the main objectives of the democratic parliamentary institution is to introduce policies that would ensure proper budget management and control. Therefore, the analysis process, planning, design and control of the state budget require proficiency that is sometimes being lacked even by mature parliaments.
The Workshop focuses on essential features of the parliament activity, related to the governmental budget management and policy-making encouraging to share information regarding the governmental budget management, transparency and control in the European Union and its foreign financial assistance sphere. Participants will therefore gain necessary knowledge and professional skills to monitor the formation of the state budget and inform the public. Later, the results of the Workshop will be introduced to the wider circle of people both in Moldova and Lithuania in order to encourage generating new ideas and starting continuous projects on other relevant issues.
The International Round-table Workshop is supported by the Lithuanian Embassy to the Republic of Moldova and the Lithuanian Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme.