June 6, 2014 – “How to communicate to the public about conflicts of interest and financial disclosure? NCI (National Commission for Integrity) in a dialogue with the media and the civil society. “
The Romanian Center for European Policies and the Center for Policy Analysis and Prevention of Corruption of Moldova, together with the National Commission for Integrity of Moldova organized an event on June 6, 2014 on “how to communicate to the public about conflicts of interest and financial disclosure. NCI in a dialogue with the media and the civil society.” This event was designated to inform the journalists and the civil society in Moldova.
The event was divided into two sessions: the first session consisted of training on communication with the NCI and the second session represented a roundtable where the Project for the Communication Strategy of the NCI was discussed.
The training session was led by senior experts from the Romanian National Agency for Integrity (NAI) who facilitated a better understanding about the law regulating conflicts of interest and incompatibilities. Successful cases regarding NAI’s activity in Romania were also presented.
The second session, consisting of the roundtable, was a good opportunity for an open discussion between journalists, representatives of NGO’s and members of the NCI on the communication activities of the institution. During the event the draft strategy in this field was presented and the participants debated about the document and provided feedback concerning the communication activities of the NCI. The expectations of the society played also an important role in formulating the feedback. The recommendations of the participants were included in the draft communication strategy of NCI.
The next step for National Commission for Integrity of Moldova towards strengthening its capacity to communicate is the adoption of this document.
The event was organized within the project “Strengthening public support for anti-corruption efforts of the National Commission for Integrity and was funded by the Embassy of Finland in Bucharest.