AAP (Academy of Public Administration in the Republic of Moldova)
- Cooperation Agreement between the Ministry of Administration and Interior And the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Moldova on Cooperation Regarding the Management of the Civil Service and the Civil Servants, signed in Chişinău on the 2nd of April 2012
Approved by Government Decision no. 990/2012 of 10/10/2012
ENA (École nationale d'administration - National School of
Administration in France)
To strengthen NACS's image as a
reliable partner internationally, NACS has engaged in promoting initiatives of the National
School of Administration in France, in the training of civil servants domain.
In 2014, NACS and ENA signed a Cooperation Agreement, which has as objective
developing cooperation in the training of civil servants domain by
implementing joint activities as exchange of experiences.
CoE (Council of Europe)
Since 2003, the cooperation with CoE was based on the participation of the NACS representatives to the meetings of the CoE Committee of Experts on the Democratic Participation at Local and Regional Level. Within this forum, the discussions were focused on citizens’ participation to the decision-making process at the local and the regional level, strengthening of democracy, and the elaboration of manual of ethic policies at local level under the Council of Europe’s auspices.
EUPAN (European Public Administration Network)
The NACS collaboration with the EUPAN began in 2004, by the participation of the NACS experts to the following working groups established in the EU member states:
- Human Resources Working Group;
- Social Dialogue Sub-group;
- Innovative Public Services Group;
- Customer Satisfaction Management Learning Team;
- The Group of Directors and Experts for Better Regulation;
- The Group of Directors General responsible for public administration in EU Member States and Candidate Countries.
SDC CGA (European Social Dialogue Committee for the Central Government Administrations) within the European Commission
In December 2010, the European social partners, TUNED (Trade Unions’ National and European Administration Delegation) and EUPAE (EU Public Administration Employers), launched the SDC CGA with the support of the European Commission. The aim is to encourage and develop the social dialogue between the trade unions and employers at European and national levels on issues relevant to the public sector.
The Committee allows employers and trade unions to have a direct input in EU policies referring to central government administrations. The social dialogue process is supported by the European Commission, and the Committee consists of trade unions representing public sector employees and civil servants and employer representatives from central government administrations in the 27 EU Member States, candidate countries and Norway.
Since 2010, NACS represents Romania as employer of civil servants in the European Social Dialogue Committee for Central Government Administrations, based on a mandate issued through Memorandum and Order of the Minister of Administration an Interior.
European framework agreement EUPAE/TUNED for a quality service in Central Government Administrations
ERT (European Reciprocal Training)
Since July 2011, NACS is a member of the ERT. This network consists of several European accredited training institutions, which organize mutual training programmes aimed at improving European policies.
Among the network members providing exchange programmes, one could find: the National School of Government (UK), the National School of Administration (ENA France), the Federal Academy of Public Administration (Germany), the Institute of Public Administration (Netherlands), the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP Spain), the Federal Chancellery (Austria).
As a member, NACS has the responsibility to disseminate information on training programmes offered by other members of the ERT.
EaP (Eastern Partnership)The Eastern Partnership is an EUA policy launched in 2009 to bring the attention of Member States on the Eastern partner countries benefiting from the European Neighbourhood Policy (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) in order to support the reform efforts and modernization of these states.
Platforms are the main tool of EaP, which reflect the 4 main areas of cooperation between the EU and the Partner countries, namely:
- Platform 1: Democracy, good governance and stability;
- Platform 2: Economic integration and convergence with EU policies;
- Platform 3: Energy security;
- Platform 4: Contacts between people.
In the framework of these platforms there are several Panels. NACS is represented in the Panel for Public Administration Reform of Platform 1 and assumed the role of coordinating the Civil/Public Service area.
EPSO Network of Experts in the field of
Personnel Selection’s mission is to exchange and share best
practices in the field of selection and recruitment across the Member States.
The meetings of the network take place twice a year, and one could find details
about them on the EC website. NACS became a member of the Network in 2013.
NISPAcee (Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe)
NISPAcee was created in 1994 as a non-profit, nongovernmental organization focused on public administration issues that the countries of Central and Eastern Europe are facing.
The current mission of NISPAcee is to promote and strengthen effective and democratic governance and to modernize public administration across the NISPAcee region.
The main activities and objectives of the network are:
- Working by cooperating through the network;
- Facilitating training and education;
- Encouraging research;
- Developing consultancy;
- Supporting advocacy activities.
Starting in 2011, NACS has become an institutional member of NISPAcee, actively participating in the activities of the network.
EIPA (European Institute of Public Administration)
EIPA is an independent institute, a nongovernmental organization coordinated by the Board of Governors composed of representatives of EU Member States and the Institute's associated members. These representatives form a permanent link between EIPA and national public administrations, and also guarantee a strong institutional network at the highest level of public administration throughout Europe.
From the Board of EIPA are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom.
The main activities of EIPA are:
- Education and career development in public administration;
- Seminars and training programmes on various topics of public administration;
- Specialized programmes in partnership with institutions and schools of public administration in Europe;
- Master's programmes: European Affairs, European law, European integration and regional cooperation;
- Consultancy in public administration;
- Research in public administration;
- Publication of papers on education in public administration.
NACS has worked with EIPA in 2007, 2009 and 2011 supporting the EPSA project (European Public Sector Award), an international event/competition held every two years.
NACS is currently applying the procedures in order to obtain full membership of the EIPA.
IASIA (International Association Schools and Institutes of Administration)
IASIA is an association of organizations and individuals whose activities and interests focus on public administration and management. Its main emphasis is on the development of human resources. The Association was formally incorporated in Rome during the IIAS Congress of 1971, as a constituent organ of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS).
IASIA is a not-for-profit association supported by membership fees, income from services, the voluntary services of its members and contributions from funding organizations.
IASIA aims to promote and support co-operation among participating organisations and individuals to enhance their capacity to strengthen the administrative and management capabilities of governments, organisations, agencies and enterprises they serve.
NACS is a member of IASIA since 2009.
Starting with 2000, the SIGMA program (Support for Improvement in Governance and Management), a joint initiative of the OECD and the European Union, offered assistance to NACS in the following fields:
- Elaboration of the primary and secondary legislation on civil service and civil servants;
- Carrying out an evaluation of the activity of NACS in 2004, following the request of the European Commission;
- Support for amending and completing the Law 188/1999 on the Statute of Civil Servants;
- Support for the elaboration of the draft Law on the Unified Payment System for Civil Servants;
- Organizing international conferences and workshops on the following topics: the payment in the European civil service, public integrity, anti-corruption measures, and quality in public services.
Links to our international partners:
EPSO Network of Experts in the field of Personnel Selection
SIGMA OECD: http://www.sigmaweb.org/