Steering Committee

Purpose of the Steering Committee

The Steering Committee (SC) is a-member non-legal entity structure within the Action “EU4Moldova: Startup City Cahul”.

The primarily purpose of the Steering Committee is to enable efficient exchange of information on technical and policy related strategic issues relevant to the Action, that in turn will guide the implementation of the activities.

Responsibilities of the Steering Committee

The main objective pursued by the Steering Committee is to ensure the efficiency and quality in the project implementation. The SC will have the following responsibilities:

  • Follow-up on the interim reports about activities undertaken within the project;
  • Follow-up on the interim reports about the communication and visibility campaigns undertaken, and the means of communication used to promote the project;
  • Approve the annual activity report and the annual action plan;
  • Follow the progress of the Action, review interim results and findings of the monitoring system (Workplans, Logical Framework, budget), the evaluation or the financial audits against identified objectives and results;
  • Discuss strategic technical and thematic issues and recommend actions to any upcoming challenges as well as proposes ideas that would lead to improved implementation of the project;
  • Consider information and viewpoints from the Advisory Board;
  • Provide guidance and support to the implementation of the Action;
  • Recommend actions to any upcoming problems;
  • Provide support in resolving strategic policy issues, assist in reviewing and commenting on progress reports and assist in regularly review the intervention strategy; and
  • In case there is need for any adjustments, the project team will bring this to the attention of the Steering Committee in accordance with the Grant Agreement between ATIC and Sweden and the general conditions of the Contribution Agreement between Sida and EU Delegation.

The decisions of the Steering Committee are taken by the vote of the simple majority present at the meeting.

Nominal Composition of the Steering Committee

Permanent members:

  • EU – Gintautas Baranauskas, Deputy Head of Operations, and as observer and in Gintautas’ absence, Boris Filipov, Programme Manager.
  • Sweden – Adam Amberg, Head of Development Cooperation, and as observer and in Adam’s absence, Catarina Nilsson, Programme Manager.
  • Cahul Municipality – Mayor Nicolae Dandiş, or by the Municipality appointed candidate, Deputy Mayor- Stela Baldin
  • Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu State University (USCH) – Rector Sergiu Cornea
  • ATIC – Ana Chirita, Strategic Projects Director, Irina Oriol, Deputy Project Coordinator.


  • Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure (MEI)
  • Ministry of Education, Culture and Research

Invited on ad hoc basis:

  • Ministry of Regional development
  • Ministry of Finance, Working Group on regional projects
  • Other institutions or organisations relevant to the project.

Project Implementation Team

  • Project Director – Ana Chirița
  • Deputy Project Director Education- Irina Oriol
  • Deputy Project Director Entrepreneurship and Regional Development – Corina Andronic
  • M&E manager – Olga Andriuța
  • Procurement manager- Liuba Livadari