TIRANA, Feb 14 /ATA/ – A ceremony to announce 15 successful candidates who have been awarded the right to attend the Training Programme “Young Civil Servants Scholarship Scheme”, funded by the European Union, was held at the Centre for Openness and Dialogue at Prime Minister’s official building in Tirana on Wednesday.
The selection process of 15 civil servants for the Training Programme in English, organised by the French “Ecole Nationale d’Administration” (ENA) and financed by the European Union, has been successfully completed.
The project supports the civil servant reform in Albania and aims at building a professional, independent and a merit-based system in line with the European standards.
Deputy Prime Minister Senida Mesi, the Ambassador of the European Union to Albania, Romana Vlahutin, French Ambassador Christina Vasak, Director of the Department of Public Administration, Albana Koçiu, and representatives from the French School of Public Administration attended the ceremony.
In her opening remarks, Deputy PM Mesi expressed gratitude for the EU assistance as Albania is making efforts to building and enhancing the public administration capacities, underlining that the pilot program adds up to another successful program to prepare the next generation’s civil servants and decision-makers in the six Western Balkan countries.
Messi focused on the importance of such programs that not only strengthen internal capacities, but also help the public administration reform as one of the main priorities of EU integration agenda.
According to the EU-funded scheme, 15 civil servants will attend a four-month training program in France, Luxembourg and Brussels.
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