The final conference of the EU Project for Public Administration Reform was held on Thursday, 16 November, at the Crown Plaza Hotel. Over almost six years of its duration, the project continuously provided support to state administration bodies in the establishment of Republic of Serbia planning system. The PPS Director Bojana Tošić addressed the gathering, followed by Mila Stanković, MPALSG Acting Assistant Minister, while the Delegation of the European Union was represented by Martin Klauke, head of the DEU operations.
The PPS Director Bojana Tošić pointed out that from 2018 onwards, the EU4PAR project provided immeasurable professional and technical support in the public administration reform process in the Republic of Serbia. Public administration reform, and its digitalization and transparency in particular, are high among the top priorities of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, but they are also one of the preconditions for our country’s accession to the European Union. Over the past five years, drafting public policy documents and regulations process has been improved through the implementation of the Law on the Planning System of the Republic of Serbia and accompanying decrees, thus ensuring greater participation of the public and consideration of the possible impact of public policies and regulations on citizens, businesses and society as a whole.
The gathering also included a session called “Brief overview of the EU4PAR Project” presenting project activities and achieved results. The session moderator was Suzana Trninić, while the panellists were Jelena Mujčinović, PPS Head of the Department for International Cooperation, EU Integration and Project Management, and on behalf of the EU4PAR project: Samo Godec, Team Leader, Tomas Keršer, Key Expert Jelena Spasić, Coordinator for Components I and II, as well as former project leader Peter Vagi.
At the final conference, the Public Policy Management Platform (PPMP) was also presented. It brings together manuals with instructions, forms, tools and examples previously developed by the PPS in one place in a digital format.