Signed Agreement on Cooperation with the ENA

Director of the National Academy of Public Administration, Mr Dražen Maravić, and director of the National School of Public Administration (ENA), Mr Patrick Gérard, have signed today in Strasbourg the Agreement on Cooperation in the field of capacity building, exchange of good practice and support in professional development of civil servants. The Agreement represents the framework for sustainable and dynamic cooperation with regard to implementing professional development and applying it in practice in public administration and it opens the possibilities for development of new projects of the two schools.

Director Maravić expressed satisfaction for established cooperation with such an elite French institution and indicated that the main objective of professional development of civil servants in Serbia is raising the level of public services, strengthening lawfulness and integrity as well the accelerated movement of our administration toward the European Union.

Director Gérard expressed his belief that there is a great potential for strengthening cooperation and said how convicted he was that the ambitious public administration reform agenda in Serbia will significantly rely on development and efficency of the Academy. French ENA has many decades of experience and strong capacities for top quality training of senior civil servants and it is ready to support the development of the Serbian National Academy.

The Ageement was signed on the second day of the study visit of the representatives of the National Academy of Public Administration and the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government to the National School of Public Administration. During the visit, meetings were held with the heads of the Department for Continuous Training, Department for Innovations, HR  Department, Director of the Documentation Centre and the Director of the National School of Public Administration Research Centre, and the representatives of the Directorate General for Administration and the Civil Service. The NAPA Delegation paid a visit to the administrative headquarters of ENA in Paris and to its training centre and campus in Strasbourg.