On 17 September 2012, Poland’s National School of Public Administration (KSAP) in cooperation with the MFA Development Cooperation Department is initiating a two-week training course in public sector finances carried out in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Academy of Public Administration (EPAPA) programme.
The goal of the training is to provide its participants with a deeper understanding of the mechanisms and tools used in the modern economy, on both the micro- and macro-economic levels, in the domestic and international environment.
The course will be attended by 23 middle- and senior-level civil servants from the government administration of Armenia (4 persons), Azerbaijan (5 persons), Georgia (5 persons), Moldova (5 persons) and Ukraine (4 persons). The participants deal with public finances in their daily work or possess professional experience in this field.
The Academy was established during the Polish presidency of the Council of the European Union and being formally set up in declaration II of the EaP summit (29-30 September 2011 in Warsaw).
The EPAPA programme aims at strengthening government administration in the Eastern Partnership countries through special trainings for their civil servants. One of the programme’s objectives is to coach government officials in the Eastern Partnership countries who will go on to provide the expert help needed to implement the principles of democracy and rule of law. The programme consists of two-week training modules with lectures and workshops led by skilled experts and practitioners.
The Programme is funded under the Polish Development Cooperation programme.
2012 will see one more module, on security and defence policy, organized in cooperation with Sweden (on 8-12 October 2012 in Warsaw, and on 5-9 November 2012 in Brussels).