Training in Public Administration: A Study Visit under the Europeaid Project in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
To manage and run, as well as possible, the training centre aiming at the PA personnel who work with European funds in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: This is the main goal of the European Commission funded Project “Technical Assistance for the IPA Training and Support Facility”.
The study visit was realized during the concluding stage of the project cycle, in partnership with Lattanzio e Associati and France Expertise Internationale, for the purpose of gathering the sixteen partnerships (Heads and Trainers from the Centre, as well as from the Secretariat European Affairs) with the European authorities who provide and manage training for PA managerial staff. This was done, so as to establish liaisons with the European structures with whom they share the mission.
The morning session of Day 1 was dedicated to the meeting with the representatives from the Department for Public Administration (DFP), where the participants, owing to the interventions of Director Naddeo, Head of Department, of Mr. Tronti, Head of the Office for Training for PA Personnel, and of Ms. Cardilli, Head of the Service for programming and management of ESF-funded interventions, could examine the role of coordination and guide-line of DFP in the sphere of training for public employees, and the methods for utilization of the Structural Funds by the Italian Government to this aim.
In the afternoon session of Day 1 a meeting with Director Gerli, Head of the international Sector and of Mr. Muser, Executive of the Service for International Relations, of the Higher School for Public Administration, followed. The agenda focused on the institutional role carried out by the latter in the selection and continuous training of the PA personnel, as well as on the participation of the SSPA, the international networks and events in this field.
On the two following days, four very useful meetings to FormezPA were held, where Saveria Spezzano, Head of the International Activities Office, Sergio Vasarri, Rosaria Apreda and Claudia Salvi outlined the institute's activities, including some projects at national and international level and training methodologies, thus providing the Macedonian hosts with “food for thought”.
The study visit, of which the city of Rome was a party, were very successful and certainly represented an important occasion for exchange between our Institute and a newly-established Institute, with the wish of a profitable future collaboration.
The study visit continued in Paris, where “parallel” meetings took place, in particular to ENA (Ecole Nationale D’Administration).