Who We Are
We are devoted to better public administration services to citizens and businesses in the Western Balkans
Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA) is a regional organization established in 2010 as a joint initiative financed by European Commission and WB administrations. It is managed and governed by five ReSPA Members: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, while Kosovo* is beneficiary.
As a regional hub aiming to help governments finding an effective and sustainable way to resolve the historical burden of weak institutions in public administration, and to take forward Western Balkans (WB) in the area of Public Administration Reform (PAR) and EU Integration (EUI) we in ReSPA special emphasis devote to Quality Management, e-Governance, Human Resource Management and Development, Centre of Government and Better Regulation.
Our mission is to support creation of transparent, accountable and professional public administration institutions which provide efficient services to the benefit of citizens and businesses.
We put forward our resources, our expertise, and vast skillset to provide the WB governments with an access to global best practices and to enjoy comprehensive research documents with strong recommendations to strengthen the quality of public administration institutions.
As a people-oriented international organization, we are aware that European integration gives citizens in the WB region a chance to build the institutions that will gradually become more transparent and trustworthy, that will last and create a culture of self-regulation in the Western Balkan societies.
We share a historical alliance, and I am sure that the benefit from today’s dialogue, mutual understanding and productive collaboration will help us make considerable strides toward EU membership, hence we all will benefit from the stability, prosperity, and raising living standards that are the hallmarks of strong European democracies.
The network of relationships that ReSPA has developed over the recent years has played, and will play a critical role in the future for helping the Western Balkan economies aspiring to join the European Union.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and ICJ Advisory opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of independence.