During the three-year project implementation period 20 courses in public policy analysis are to be developed and implemented as part of the short-cycle programme of lifelong learning at three major universities in Serbia with the assistance of partners from the European Union.
A special objective will be to create a network of experts in the field of public policy planning and analysis, which will serve as a forum for the exchange of professional experiences and ideas significant for the Western Balkans region.
The Public Policy Secretariat as one of the partner institutions will contribute to the project by developing programmes and carrying out trainings, all with a view to boosting the capacities of the academic community and public administration and having a more quality planning based on results, advanced participation and transparency.
The project coordinator is the University of Novi Sad that hosted the initial meeting of all the participants at which the plan of activities for an efficient project realization was agreed.
The project gathers professors and experts in mathematics, IT, economics, law, sociology, psychology, political science, management, philosophy, and design for the following 12 partner institutions: University of Novi Sad (the consortium coordinator), University of Belgrade, University of Nis, Queen Mary University of London, Public Administration Institute of the Leiden University, University Paris-Est Creteil, Public Policy Secretariat of the Republic of Serbia, Human Resource Management Service of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Foundation for the Advancement of Economics, SeConS Development Initiative Group from Belgrade, La 27e Region – a citizens’ association from France, and Standing Conference of Cities and Municipalities from Serbia.