On the 18th and 21st of October 2019, the National Institute of Administration (INA) organised three workshops, in order to facilitate the communication and transfer of know-how between universities and public administration. The workshops represented INA’s efforts to develop the research-development component in the field of public administration and were organised as part of the project “Providing technical assistance to the National Institute of Administration” – Component 2: Support for developing the research component within INA.
Within the workshops, moderated by representatives of INA, ENA (École Nationale d’Administration) and the public administration faculties in Bucharest, the following topics were discussed: The Decision-Making Process, Public Policies, Human Resources Management and Trust and Integrity in the public sector.
With a view to constructive and varied exchange of practices and ideas, the workshops were attended by representatives of the General Secretariat of the Government, of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, of the public policy units within the ministries, professors and university lecturers, PhD students who carry out their topics of research in the field of public administration.
Practitioners in public administration shared the problems they face in the above-mentioned fields, and the representatives of the universities came to their support with scientific analyses and empirical evidence. These workshops established the future working methodology between practitioners in public administration and universities, thus laying the foundations of an informal network of expertise.