In the present year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to organise courses in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Academy of Public Administration (EPAPA).
In 2013, for the first time the Eastern Partnership Academy of Public Administration will organise profiled courses aimed at Georgia and Moldova. A module on self-government reform has been prepared for 24 representatives of the Georgian administration. The participants, apart of attending seminars and workshop, will be able to learn about practical aspects of self-government in Poland while visiting the Warsaw City Council and the Józefów Commune Council. The seminar is a part of activities undertaken with the participation of Polish experts in order to prepare ground for a self-government reform in Georgia.
The second profiled module consists of a training in European Union negotiations for 16 Moldovan officials. The participants will take part in trainings on effective negotiations. During the workshops and lectures, Polish experts will share their experience of EU negotiations before Poland’s entrance to the EU.
The next training on civil service is aimed at 30 public administration representatives from Eastern Partnership countries.
The creation of the Academy, financed by the Polish Development Aid, has been announced by the Prime Minister Donald Tusk during the Eastern Partnership Summit in Warsaw (29-30 September 2011). It has also been mentioned in the final declaration accepted during the Summit.