European Union encourages the cultural development of the world and the formation of consensus within its borders and in the neighbor countries through deep integration and cooperation.
Since 2009 the European Union has designed specific targeted support for civil society to engage the latter actors in the civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution process of the frozen conflict of Transnistria. In the framework of the CBM III programme, the EU initiated under a joint management mode, the contribution to the development of capacity – and partnership building of civil society through supporting joint projects of both sides of the river. With the CBM IV programme, the EU aims at further building on and expanding the civil society activities and sustainable partnerships developed under the previous phase (CBM III).
The Confidence Building Measures programme (CBM) IV under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) 2013 is the successor to the programme CBM III (ENPI 2011).The ENPI is laying down the financial Regulation (EC) No 1638/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 2006. It aims at creating an area of shared values, stability and prosperity, enhanced cooperation and deeper economic and regional integration by covering a wide range of cooperation areas. The EU encourages the development of a culture of peace and consensus building within its borders and in the neighbourhood through deepened integration and cooperation.
The programme aims at approaching the Republic of Moldova and the region with special status of Transnistria through increased confidence by supporting joint initiatives in social and economic development involving main stakeholders of both sides of the Nistru River.
This program targets to the rapprochement of Chisinau and Tiraspol, due to increased trust, by supporting joint initiatives in social and economic development, with the participation of the most concerned parties from both banks of the Nistru River, thereby, making a contribution to the economic and social sector rapprochement between regions.
The program of confidence-building measures (СВМ IV) is directed to create mutual values, stability and prosperity, increase cooperation and deepen economic and regional integration by covering a broad spectrum of areas of cooperation.
The specific objectives of the programme are: (i) to contribute to economic, social and sectorial rapprochement between the two banks of the Nistru river; (ii) to foster civil society development and help establishing cross-river platforms for cooperation; (iii) to assist the relevant authorities involved in the settlement process and to foster functioning technical dialogue mechanisms in relation to the existing working groups; (iv) to empower local actors in Gagauzia in order to enable them to implement and monitor development priorities in cooperation with Moldovan central authorities; (v) to progressively include Transnistria in Moldova – wide development initiatives.