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Invitation for ERT Seminar in Germany
The German Federal Academy of Public Admininistration (BAKÖV) is going to organize a seminar within the European Reciprocal Training Progamme (ERT), which holds the title „Germany and Europe“. The seminar is going to be held from 28th November to 2nd December 2016 in Berlin and Dresden. Now the deadline for applications has been extended and the seminar fee is not required anymore.
The traditional seminar will focus on the German public administration system, role of Germany in European policies, but also on the issue of migration crisis in relation with its impact on labour market and social policy.. Participants will have an oportunity to visit important federal institutions such as (Federal Parliament, Federal Council, Federal Chancellery or Federal Ministry of Economics Affairs and Energy) in Berlin, but also Saxony State Parliament, Chancellery or Ministry of Labour in Dresden. The programme also contains a guided tour focused on everyday life in divided Germany, in Dresden then a discussion about the relation of Saxony to the Czech Republic and Poland and a guided tour to the famous Glass factory for cars manufacturing.
A speciality of the ERT programme is represented by the facilitation of the visit in an institution of a similar character as the home organization of participant.
Date: 28th November – 2nd December 2016
Venue: Berlin, Dresden
Working language: English
Seminar fee : free of charge
Deadline for applications: 25th September 2016
Note: The price is related to the seminar fee and does not include travel and subsistence costs of participants. In case the participant’s institution can offer the reciprocal arrangement of a similar seminar in his/her home country, the seminar fee is not due to pay. In case of low interest, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the seminar.
For registration and more detailed information on the seminar in Germany please contact representatives of the organizer Ms. Katharina Konstanty
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; telephone: +49 228 99 629-5310
and Ms. Angela Ahrens
e-mail: email@example.com ; telephone : +49 228 99 629-5311
For general information please contact Mr. Lukas Jirsa.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: +420 224 241 280
The Hague, April 2016
The topic of the meeting of representatives of institutes and schools of public administration held the title „Connected Society: Creating an Agile Learning Environment“. After the topic’s introduction by PBLQ high representatives, the ombudsman of Amsterdam and surrounding municipalities presented examples of complaints and ways of their solution from his practice as well as the necessity of modernization of organization of public administration management, so called infocracy. His presentation was followed-up by the director of social domain at Municipality of Utrecht, who focused on transformation of social affairs. By the fact that still higher responsibility is delegated to self-government units, the transformation from the care for citizen approach to enforcing their strong aspects and higher civic engagement. Radical changes evoke concerns, therefore the communication is important, learning step-by-step and to take difficulties as development tasks. With the change there is also related a reorganization of administrative authority leading to a flatter hierarchical structure, staff reduction, work based more on mutual trust than controls. The training of employees is also going through changes.
In the afternoon session, the PBLQ representative introduced characteristics of individuals through colours typology. These findings conribute to improve personal efficiency, team dynamics as well as leadership skills. The first day was finished with workshops on „The Job as Base for Learning“, „Team as a Learning Environment“, „Type of Leader/Manager“.
The second was started with the summary of outcomes from workshops of the previous day. In the following the representative of the Institute for Public Administration Prague had an opportunity to present experience and good practice from the realization European Reciprocal Training Programme seminars (ERT). Similarly the representative of Bundesakademie für Öffentliche Verwaltung (BAKÖV) shared German experience. The programme of presentations was closed by the speech of the general director of Asfaloth education and training center, who illustrated on historical examples, what the public administration official needs to know in the quickly changing society.