Maja Handjiska-Trendafilova: ReSPA is honored to participate in the unique DISPA network. This meeting is an opportunity to put our region on the map and open new collaboration avenues with many national schools for administration and renowned experts

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Handjiska-Trendafilova: Deepening the regional dialogue at the highest level: Rich and fruitful discussions with Minister Obradović towards creating more resilient and citizen-centered administrations

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ReSPA and OECD/SIGMA invite public sector champions that deliver human-centric services to apply and win valuable prizes!

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Seasonal School on EU Accession Negotiation: Knowledge and experience sharing as a strong impetus to the EU accession process and bringing EU values into our societies

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Effective CAF User Label!

The European Quality Label as proof of our overall excellent institutional performance

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ReSPA Key Thematic Areas

In constant exchange with WB governments and academic society, we deliver effective and sustainable solutions to adopt and put into practice the measures, systems and approaches necessary for an enhanced reform process in all the areas envisaged by the Public Administration Reform.

ReSPA 10th Anniversary

10th Anniversary of joint endeavour of the European Commission and the Western Balkans governments

Foreword by

ReSPA Director

Ms Maja Handjiska Trendafilova ReSPA Director
Public administration is a vital part of society and a key enabler for sustainable and inclusive growth and job creation. Individuals and businesses can thrive only if the governance works for them. more


What they say about ReSPA

Ms Belioza Coku Director of the Cabinet of the Deputy of Prime Minister
The Albanian government is highly committed to be involved in any initiative aimed at improving policy dialogue by fostering regional collaboration and proposing/developing solutions in key areas of public administration. more
Ms Marija Obradovic Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, Republic of Serbia
The Republic of Serbia has made a full contribution to the work of ReSPA so far, and we will continue to do so in the future, especially since we are charing this respected institution in the 2021 year.
Mr Florian Hauser Team Leader at Unit A3, DG NEAR, European Commission
ReSPA plays a crucial role as the European Union’s partner for building quality of public administration in the Western Balkans region, which is even more salient in these challenging times more
Dr Gregor Virant Head of SIGMA Programme
The partnership between ReSPA and SIGMA is very natural. We work in the same professional area of public administration reform and in the same region, just with different mandates. more
Mr Thomas Prorok Deputy Managing Director of the KDZ, Centre for Public Administration Research and Head of the Austrian CAF-Center
ReSPA is our key partner for the implementation of Common Assessment Framework (CAF) in Western Balkans and to improve the quality of public administration
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