ReSPA organizes the 2nd Networking Event on Human Resource Management for Western Balkans, Community of Practitioners from 9-10 May 2013, in Tirana, Abania.
14 prominent high level public officials will gather in Tirana for the 2nd ReSPA Networking Event on Human Resource Management for Western Balkans, Community of Practitioners from 9-10 May 2013.
ReSPA member countries face serious challenges in building their public administrations to serve their new democracies and market economies. All of them have generally weak governance systems, according to most assessments by various international organisations, including the European Commission. Weak public governance systems equals to weak states.
During this two day event A new framework for cooperation will be discussed defining the Role and strategy of ReSPA in institutionalizing a regional policy dialogue on public governance and European integration will be discussed. Methodologies to operationalise the framework will be defined such as the upgrade of activities for RESPA Network and the creation of technical groups to support the activities of Public Administration Network in Western Balkans.
As part of the discussions and brainstorming sessions will also be the positioning of the Community of Practitioners in this new framework, update on the development of tools for exchange and forums to be used by CoP members (IT platform, e-library, etc).
2 members from each country (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia as Member States of ReSPA and Kosovo* are represented in this network as permanent members.
The next meeting of this network is planned to take place in Sarajevo by the end of 2013.
RESPA Networks and their importance towards creation of accountable, effective and professional public administration systems in the Western Balkans
ReSPA intends to promote additional instruments to achieve its mission of supporting “the creation of accountable, effective and professional public administration systems”, as well as to facilitate EU accession preparedness of its member countries.
To do so ReSPA is establishing additional cooperation mechanisms and working methods endowing the Organisation with capabilities to boost a better governance agenda specific for the Western Balkans, which would include all the components mentioned above.
The better governance and good administration agendas are major policies, still with uncertain contours, promoted by international organisations around the world. ReSPA is in a good position to contribute to shaping the good governance agenda with regard to its member countries. International experience shows that integrated regional programmes are useful to spread cross-border positive influence on national leaders.ReSPA is well placed to contribute usefully both to the strategic and operational dimensions of public governance reform in the Western Balkans, provided that some key working methods are developed and adapted to the ReSPA institutional characteristics.