Principles of Public Administration - related events


Regional Ministerial Conference on the Principles of Public Administration

A high-level conference held in Brussels on 12 November 2014 introduced the European Commission’s reinforced approach to public administration reform in the Enlargement process and launched the Principles of Public Administration developed jointly by the EC and OECD/SIGMA. Ministers from Western Balkan countries and Turkey welcomed the new framework and discussed public administration reform practices in their countries and the main challenges they face.


Bilateral Meetings on the Principles of Public Administration

As a follow up to the regional ministerial conference on “Reinforcing Public Administration Reform in the Enlargement Process”, SIGMA, in close co-operation with EU Delegations, organised bi-lateral events for key PAR related stakeholders in late November and early December in six Western Balkans countries and Turkey. The aim of the meetings was to introduce the Principles of Public Administration in the EU Enlargement process, and to agree on roles and responsibilities in monitoring application of the Principles, which will be conducted in the framework of SIGMA’s annual public administration assessments, to be carried out between December 2014 and May 2015.

Selection of pictures from the principles of PAR country events

All of the meetings were attended by senior representatives from key institutions involved in public administration reform, including:

–      Institution responsible for co-ordinating Public Administration Reform;

–      Office of the Prime Minister/Government Office;

–      Ministry of Finance;

–      Body responsible for European Integration;

–      Ministry of Justice or Legal Secretariat;

–      Supreme Audit Institution;

–      Public procurement bodies;

–      Selected line ministries;

–      Oversight institutions;

–      Parliamentary administration.

The Principles were well received and welcomed as a good framework for structuring a dialogue on public administration reform with the European Commission, but also for guiding, prioritising and monitoring the national reform process. The countries also committed to work with SIGMA in conducting country reviews which will set baseline values for indicators included in the monitoring framework. Country reviews will be submitted to the European Commission as an input for the annual Progress Report.

See meeting agenda and presentation of the Principles and monitoring framework. 


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