On 22-23 September, the annual Richelieu forum of public service took place in Kyiv. Its organizers – the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service and Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the Standards of the European Union – devoted this year’s theme to the issue of “The Architecture of the New Model of Public Service.”
As was highlighted by the Head of the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service, Nataliia Aliushyna, at the beginning of the forum, the war narrows the horizons of planning down. It forces the Ukrainian civil service to concentrate on the main thing — the strategy of maintaining the capacity and functionality of the public service, ensuring the governability of the state in highly unfavourable conditions. In this specific context, participants discussed critical current issues, like the implementation of the latest effective human resource management tools, new approaches to organizing the work of public servants, digitalization tools, acquisition of new competencies by public servants, and strengthening the institutional capacity of state authorities in the field of European integration, among others.
At the organizers’ invitation, the College of Europe in Natolin was present at the forum, represented by Mr Konrad Dziurdzia, team leader of the Natolin4Capacity Building project. He expressed his thanks to the organizers for the invitation to such an important event, as well as gratitude for the cooperation with Ms Nataliia Aliushyna and the EU Delegation to Ukraine. He presented key projects of the College of Europe in Natolin related to Ukraine and the Eastern Neighbourhood in recent years, such as Natolin4Capacity Building, Journalistic Craft for Neighbourhood, the 3R Project, and Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (WEASA). In particular, he described the main activities and e-learning platform of the Natolin4Capacity Building project.
In addition to the on-site conference, an online format was made available. You can watch the recording here.
About the Richelieu Forum:
The Richelieu Forum was initiated 12 years ago in Odesa to ensure a systematic dialogue between the authorities, scientists, and the public regarding urgent issues concerning the reforms of the civil service and service in local self-government bodies.
Each year the Forum hosts a broad spectrum of experts from Ukraine, as well as from the partner countries: representatives of the Office of the President of Ukraine, the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Apparatus of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, state secretaries of ministries, heads and deputy heads of central executive authorities, representatives of higher education institutions, experts on public administration of the EU Member States, OECD, Council of Europe, international programs, and projects of international technical assistance.
To learn more about this event, please visit its website.