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EaP Public Administration Reform seminar

2 June 2014
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On 26 May, a 5-day seminar on Public Administration Reform at the local and regional level started at the Best Western Congress hotel in Yerevan. Expert delegations from Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries were present.
Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea, said that the EU Delegation is highly determined to promote anti-corruption measures to improve transparency, a highly important tool for public administration to function properly. He added that the European Union had been implementing various instruments to reach this goal in recent years: ‘The EU was and will be the key supporter for Armenia to improve its public governance. We very much want citizens to be involved in this process and build a mechanism using the EU template’. Hristea highlighted that EaP countries will receive consultancy and support services from EU member states, expressing the hope that planned reforms will be fruitful and bring noticeable changes to Armenian citizens.
Other representatives from EaP countries gave speeches on current status of public administration in their countries, evaluated existing problems, and discussed the possibilities of eliminating disparities between and within regions.
The duration of the seminar was five days (26-30 May). Not only EaP participants shared individual experience of their countries, but also representatives from the EU member statestalked aboutEU experience in promoting proper governance in local authorities, in ensuring sustainable development, and in finding funding opportunities for local authorities and civil society.
The seminar was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the European External Action Service, and the European Commission within the framework of the Eastern Partnership Panel on Public Administration Reform.

EaP Public Administration Reform seminar

On 26 May, a 5-day seminar on Public Administration Reform at the local and regional level started at the Best Western Congress hotel in Yerevan. Expert delegations from Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries were present. Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea, said that the EU Delegation is highly determined to promote anti-corruption measures to improve transparency, a highly important tool for public administration to function properly. He added that the European Union had been implementing various instruments to reach this goal in recent years: ‘The EU was and will be the key supporter for Armenia to improve its public governance. We very much want citizens to be involved in this process and build a mechanism using the EU template’. Hristea highlighted that EaP countries will receive consultancy and support services from EU member states, expressing the hope that planned reforms will be fruitful and bring noticeable changes to Armenian citizens. Other representatives from EaP countries gave speeches on current status of public administration in their countries, evaluated existing problems, and discussed the possibilities of eliminating disparities between and within regions. The duration of the seminar was five days (26-30 May). Not only EaP participants shared individual experience of their countries, but also representatives from the EU member statestalked aboutEU experience in promoting proper governance in local authorities, in ensuring sustainable development, and in finding funding opportunities for local authorities and civil society. The seminar was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the European External Action Service, and the European Commission within the framework of the Eastern Partnership Panel on Public Administration Reform.