REC - Moldova was created by the Decision of Government of Moldova no.1071 from October 22, 1998 according to the agreement signed on July 15, 1998 in Brussels by the Government of Republic of Moldova and the European Commission. It is an independent, international, non-profit and non-political organization.

In 2005 the Government of Romania, the Ministries of the Environment of the Czech Republic, Republic of Latvia and Republic of Estonia became the new Founders of REC Moldova and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland became an Associated Partner.

The Regional Environmental Center-Moldova (REC-Moldova) was established to assist in solving environmental problems in Moldova and neighboring countries through the promotion of co-operation between NGOs, Governmental bodies, local communities, the business sector and all other environmental stakeholders at both national and regional level. The REC aims to increase public participation in environmental decision making process.

REC Moldova’s main programmes are the following:

  • Environmental Policy Programme;
  • Local Initiatives Programme;
  • Co-operation with NGOs and Local Partners Programme;
  • Information and Communication Programme

Since 1998 REC has implemented a lot of activities within the above mentioned programmes in order to fulfill its mission. It is worth mentioning a range of projects implemented by REC Moldova, which mainly aimed to:

  • Raise public participation in environmental decision-making process
  • Assure access to environmental information of all the environmental stakeholders of the country (state environmental authorities, local public administration, environmental NGOs, scientists, private sector, agricultural sector and large public)
  • Strengthen partnerships between all the environmental stakeholders at the local, national and regional levels
  • Solve local, national and transboundary priority environmental problems through real actions
  • Harmonize the national environmental legislation to the EU environmental legislation
  • Promote sustainable development principles