On Monday, 23 May 2022, a Council of Europe delegation visited the National Institute of Justice to assess the needs of the Republic of Moldova in the context of the flow of refugees from Ukraine.
The delegation included Lilja Grétarsdóttir, Head of the Cooperation Programs Division of Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law, Theodora Kristofori, Project Coordinator on Forced Displacement, and Giulia Re, Deputy Head of the Council of Europe Office in Chisinau.
At the meeting, the National Institute of Justice was represented by Ecaterina Popa, ad interim Director, Cezara-Elena Polisca, Advisor to the NIJ Director, Head of the Didactics, Methodological and Training of Trainers Section, and Marina Leu, ad interim Head of the Continuous Training Section.
The discussions were focused on the needs of the Institute related to the training of its beneficiaries in the field of asylum and migration on the four areas: initial training, continuous training, training of trainers and e-learning. Thus, it was noted the opportunity to explore possibilities for the organization of mixed training, including in thematic schools, with the participation of judges, prosecutors, attorneys involved in state legal aid and investigative officers, through the development of relevant scenarios for mock trails, the national adaptation of electronic courses in the field or the translation / drafting of practical guides that will be useful to representatives of the legal sector in the management of migration and asylum cases.