Good governance and rule of law
Comprehensive justice reform was the backbone of Romania’s transformation. It has been prompted by strong EU conditionalities, such as the ongoing Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification, and led by newly created strong and independent institutions, like the National Anti-Corruption Agency (DNA) or the National Agency for Integrity (ANI). The coexistence of solid achievement – such as an independent Prosecutor’s Office and increased transparency in public administration thanks to recent open government initiatives – with ongoing challenges makes Romania’s experience easily transferable on a peer-to-peer level, not only to the East, but also to the West.
Institutional reform, with anticorruption policies embedded at every level of process and practice, with visible and high-profile results (a former prime minister and many of the richest business people and media moguls in the country in jail) has further impacted social behaviour and civic attitude. The level of awareness has increased exponentially, as has citizens’ active involvement in combating and preventing corruption, while tolerance for illicit practices has decreased.
We invite you to explore the database of Romanian institutional and individual experts in one of the key sectors of democratic transformation processes.
Justice and judiciary reform
Anti-corruption and integrity
Police reform and prisons system
Public sector reform