Soros Foundation Moldova (FSM)

Good Governance

The mission of the department is to enhance transparency, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness of government in accordance with the European agenda.

Justice and Human Rights

The Justice and Human Rights Department’s vision of rule of law is built on the solid grounds of a fair, accessible and predictable justice delivery system, which effectively safeguards fundamental human rights.

The Department develops and implements activities in several areas, crucial for the fulfilment of its vision: Human Rights, Access to Justice, and Criminal Justice.

Public Health

Stigmatized and discriminated people cannot always receive necessary health services or benefit from them in adequate volume. The Public Health Department supports and contributes to the development and promotion of health policies and practices based on evidence, which promotes human rights, social inclusion and justice.

The Department also provides support for promoting good governance in the health system by independent and neutral monitoring / evaluation of public health policy and health services.

Media Program

Media Department's mission: to contribute to the development of an open, participatory, pluralistic and value-based society in Republic of Moldova by organizing, supporting and financing activities aimed at encouraging the development of an independent media sector and improving access to information.

Other initiatives

Initiatives implemented during 2017

About Soros Foundation-Moldova

The Soros Foundation-Moldova is a non-governmental, not-for-profit and non-political organization, which was established in 1992 by the financier and the philanthropist George Soros to promote the development of an open society in Moldova by developing and implementing a range of programs and activities that address specific areas of needs including media, justice and human rights, good governance, and public health.

The Soros Foundation-Moldova works in its priority areas through grant and operational programs. The thematic departments are launched at the decision of the Soros Foundation Board and represent the recognition of a field where the Foundation can contribute through technical assistance, consulting, training, or financing for specific projects. Departments are run over several years or a period necessary for improvement of the problematic situation. Each department proposes for one year a range of concrete activities, asking the National Board for a budget.

The decision-making process has several levels: projects coming within a department are reviewed in certain cases by experts; projects recommended by them are presented for review and financing to the department boards. In 2017, there are four specialized thematic boards: Media, Justice and Human Rights, Public Health, and Good Governance. Projects with a budget that doesn't exceed $50,000 are reviewed by the department boards. Projects with a budget that exceeds $50,000 are reviewed at first by the specialized boards and then by the Soros Foundation National Board, which is also responsible for defining the Foundation's strategy and priorities.

The Soros Foundation-Moldova does not offer charity help and support for technical or scientific projects. Grants are given only for specific projects and not for the general support of the organization.