2016 (main events)
International cooperation and participation in international projects
The Strategic priority for the development of the School of Public Administration in 2016 (LSPA) has been the participation in international projects
- In 2016, the Latvian School of Public Administration was provided with membership in the OECD, IASIA, SCEPSTA and other working groups and for the past few years has been active as board member in DISPA (Network of Directors of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration).
In March 2016, LSPA together with Poland and Finland has prepared and submitted two project applications for programs “NORDPLUS” and “ERASMUS PLUS”. The goals set by the projects were: training program development, teachers’ mobility and the experience exchange with the Polish National School of Public Administration and with HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management. After the evaluation, the Erasmus Plus project was placed on the reserve list.
- From 24th till 26th April 2016 in the Hague city (the Netherlands) and from 19th till 21st October 2016 in Brussels (Belgium) Latvian School of Public Administration has a great opportunity to share with its foreign colleagues its trainings experience.
In April 2016, the Latvian School of Public Administration organized in cooperation with International Organization of La Francophonie and the Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI) agency the competition of scholarship for Latvian Public Administration employees aiming to improve their French language in International relationships and diplomacy at the University of Mons (Belgium).
Together with the winner of the competition from Latvia – the employee of the State Revenue Service from the International Relations division, some 38 students from the European Union and other countries attended the University of Mons (Belgium) in 2016.
The Seminars organized in French language – from the legal terminology course to Regional Francophone Seminar on European Union Structural Funds Management
- In April 2016, the Latvian School of Public Administration and the State Chancellery in cooperation with International Organization of La Francophonie organized the first regional francophone conference in Latvia entitled "European Union Structural Funds management in 2014-2020, a current challenges and terminology elements"(„Gestion des fonds structurels de l’Union européenne sur la période de programmation 2014-2020: défis actuels et éléments terminologiques”).
The seminar was attended by 17 participants from four European Union countries, which also are board members of International Organization of the Francophonie Association/countries with observer status – Hungary, Romania, Kosovo and Latvia. The event was led by the lecturers from European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) and by the French Institute in Latvia.
The cooperation with Central and Eastern Partnership National Administrations schools and institutes, the global co-operation
- In 2016 the Latvian School of Public Administration developed cooperation with the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan as well as with National Academy of Management, Ukraine.
In February 19th 2016, the former director of Latvian School of Public Administration – Mrs Edīte Kalniņa, participated in the international expert discussion on Azerbaijan State Administration training strategy. The discussion was held in Baku, Azerbaijan.
- In October 24th 2016, Mrs Kalniņa was invited in Kiev (Ukraine), where she took part in the discussion about the concept of reform of the National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine. LSPA developed and sent immediately after the discussion the proposal project for National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine.
As a good example of a global cooperation could be mentioned the participation of the LSPA in the International Conference on Development of Human Resources in Public Administration in 2016 in Taipei (Taiwan), where the LSPA expressed its view on the Human Resources Strategy in Public Administration.
These events have been very important for new development of the new partnerships.Thanks to the involvement in these cooperation projects, Latvian School of Public Administration has contributed to the popularization of experience and good practice and started the cooperation with Taiwan National Academy of Public Administration.
In 2016 Latvian School of Public Administration has received official delegations from several countries of the Eastern partnership (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan) and from the Middle East counties (Palestine, Israel, Uzbekistan).
- During the year 2016, the Latvian School of Public Administration also coordinated the implementation of the Nordic Council of Ministers Mobility Program ‘The Public Administration’ in Latvia.