On September 22-23, 2016 in Odessa was held the Eighth annual Richelieu academic readings: “Current Issues of Implementation of the New Civil Service Legislation”.

The event was organized by the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service, the National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine and the Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the Standards of the European Union together with the Odessa City Council within the framework of the Working Group (Panel) “Public Administration Reform” of the Thematic Platform “Democracy, Good Governance and Stability” of the EU initiative “Eastern Partnership”.

The goal of the event was the discussion of current issues of public administration and civil service reform based on European principles for public administration.

During the first day of the conference in a framework of plenary sessions and work in sections participants had the opportunity to discuss the carrent issues of bulding a professional, politically impartial and responsible institute of civil service based on the principles of good governance and best practices of the EU Member States, its transformation into the effective instrument of continuous and sustainable development. Also were discussed issues of strengthening the role of higher education institutions in training professional personnel for the state authorities.

During the second day of the conference participants got the opportunity to familiarize with results of the work of three sections, in which the experts and practitioners discussed the key trends and the best practices of civil service reform in Eastern Partnership countries, directions of improvement of HR management in state authorities, as well as current issues of Master’s training of civil servants in “Public Management and Administration”. Moreover, within the framework of the third section was discussed the draft Strategy of Professional Development and Advanced Training for Civil Servants and Local government Officials in the Area of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration till 2020.

Representatives of central government authorities and higher educational institutions of Eastern Partnership countries, representatives of the EU Member States and international organizations, officials of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, SecretariatoftheCabinetofMinistersofUkraine, Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Odessa City Council, heads of HR management units in ministries, other central executive authorities, representatives of higher educational institutions that provide professional training for Master’s degree in ”Public Management and Administration”, centers of retraining and advanced training of representatives of state authorities, local government authorities, public enterprises, institutions and organizations took part in this event.


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