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Automobile Club Moldova

International Award, 2013

In May 2010, at the request of the Moldovan Government, a study exchange was organized by the automobile club in association with the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST) , between specialists on road policing from Moldova, the UK and Georgia. The Moldovan government viewed the operation of the Road Police – and in particular problems of corruption and poor enforcement – as a major obstacle to implementing an effective National Road Safety Strategy.

The UK-Moldova-Georgia police exchange was developed by a partnership of stakeholders in order to shed light on this problem and propose solutions. It was the first initiative of its kind to be organised in Moldova, where the club played the leading role in organising and facilitating the visit.

As a result of the exchange visits, the Moldovan authorities gained an insight into ways to reform and professionalise the Road Police in Moldova and tackle endemic police corruption.