Estonia has supported Moldova’s development cooperation projects since 2000, and Moldova has been a priority country for Estonian bilateral development cooperation since 2006. The partnership with Moldova is of high importance for Estonia. The basis as well as objectives of the cooperation are aligned with the Moldova-European Union Association Agreement. The importance of such partnership is declared also with the Estonian-Moldovan development cooperation strategy 2021-2024, whereby Estonia committed to support Moldova’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, political and socio-economic development.
Estonia, having the core competence and unique experience in the architecture as well as capacity for building a democratic and efficient state governance with successful reforms as well as digitalisation efforts has shared the expertise with Moldova since 2006.
Since 2000, Moldova has been supported by Estonian development cooperation in the amount of 10.4 million euros. During this period, 261 projects have been implemented in Moldova. As of September 1, 2022, there are 9 ongoing projects in Moldova.
Global Sustainable Development Goals in Moldova
|Project||Project Dates||Project Implementer|
|Development of Causeni agri-hub and added value in agricultural sector||16.08.2021–10.12.2022||NGO Peipsi Koostöö Keskus|
|Training of Moldova’s small rural businesses in the financial management and marketing management||01.10.2021–18.12.2022||Eesti Maaülikool|
|Strengthening Moldova’s good governance practices and the development of democracy through the introduction of Estonian experiences||01.09.2021–31.12.2022||MTÜ Organization for Development, Security and Sustainment|
|Strengthening Democratic Processes, Rule of Law and Good Governance in Eastern Partnership Countries||01.04.2018–31.12.2022||ESTDEV|
|Implementing Democratic Governance Based on European Union Values and Principles of Transparency: Applying Estonian Reform Experiences to Empower Local Governments in Moldova||01.09.2019–31.12.2022||ESTDEV|
|Entrepreneurial Moldova by Garage48 and YEP! Moldova: Popularization of entrepreneurship and growing of the local entrepreneurial community||01.01.2022–31.12.2022||Garage48 OÜ|
|Mitigating the socio-economic consequences of COVID-19 by developing the business support ecosystem in Moldova||01.03.2021–31.12.2022||NGO Loov Eesti|
|Increasing the participation of Moldovan women and young people in entrepreneurship||01.10.2021–30.04.2023||Viljandimaa Omavalitsuste Liit|
|Innovative and digital solutions to support Moldovan rural development||03.01.2022–30.06.2023||Tartumaa Arendusselts|