Soros Foundation Moldova (FSM)

Good Governance

The goal of the Good Governance department is to enhance transparency, accountability, and efficiency of public authorities.

Our priorities:

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, including Human Rights, Judiciary, Access to Justice, and Criminal Justice.



Public Health

The department's mission is to promote good governance in the health sector, to contribute to increasing the equitable access of the population to responsive health and social services, and to promote responsible actions for the protection of environment.

Media Program

Media Department's mission is to contribute to the development of an open, participatory, pluralistic and value-based society in the 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

Education Support Project

International Expert to Lead an Assessment of the Public Defenders’ Office in Moldova

November 19, 2013

The Justice Program of the Soros Foundation Moldova (SFM) is currently implementing the project “Enhancement of quality assurance tools and management of the legal aid system in Moldova”, which started in December 2012 and shall conclude in December 2014. The overarching goal of the project is to improve the capacity of the legal aid system in the country to provide more accessible and qualitative legal services and advice to poor people. Under the third objective the project targets the quality of legal aid, by developing quality assurance mechanisms. One of the project’s outcomes shall be the assessment on the functioning and role of the Public Defenders’ Office.

Please find more details here.