Membership and participation of the Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA) in various networks in the public administration field in the region as well as in the networks which have been active in Europe and beyond are important for further development of ReSPA and its recognition as a professional school of public administration. As a member of the networks ReSPA has the opportunity to exchange and promote knowledge, experience, good practices and lessons learned in regards to the modernisation of public administration.
ReSPA is member of IIAS, NISPA, IASIA, EGPA and ASPA. Besides these entities, ReSPA is working towards becoming a member of other esteemed international organizations and entities.
The International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) is a NGO with scientific purpose established in 1930 whose seat is still in Brussels. The Institute is a worldwide platform providing a space for exchanges that promote knowledge and practices to improve the organization and operation of Public Administration and to ensure that public agencies will be in a position to better respond to the current and future expectations and needs of society. It provides thus a forum where practical experiences and theoretical analyses of experts (academics and practitioners) in public administration worldwide and from all cultures are presented and discussed.
EGPA is a Regional Group of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences whose purpose is to strengthen contacts and exchanges among European specialists in Public Administration, both scholars and practitioners.
IASIA is an association of organisations and individuals whose activities and interests focus on public administration and management. The activities of its members include education and training of administrators and managers.
The Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe originated from the genuine effort of people and institutions from the region to share the knowledge and skills and unite the effort to cope with present and future challenges in the field. NISPAcee is an arena for East - East collaboration through assisting, mediating and facilitating joint research, educational and training programmes and discussions between instructors, civil servants, trainers, public sector managers and politicians. This shall promote both human capacity building and institutional development in public administration through mutual learning and bring about considerable synergetic effects to all member institutions. NISPAcee will foster preferably East - East co-operation, as well as East - West co-operation. The core of the NISPAcee activities is to promote the development of public administration disciplines and training programmes in post-Communist countries. This means increasing the quality of instruction and research and assisting in school/institute development on international, regional and national levels.
The Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) was entrusted by the UN General Assembly in 1999 to develop and implement the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN). UNPAN brings regional and national institutions of public administration together and is the only network of its type in the world today. It's mission is to promote the sharing of knowledge, experiences and best practices throughout the world on sound public policies, effective public administration and efficient civil services through capacity-building and cooperation among UN Member States.