Fact Sheet

  • Regional School of Public Administration – ReSPA is a regional organisation established in 2010 as a joint initiative financed by European Commission and Western Balkans (WB) countries
  • ReSPA is governed by five Members: the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and the Republic of Serbia, while Kosovo* is beneficiary
  • Each year the ReSPA is chaired by another ReSPA Member country
  • ReSPA's main partner is the European Union. It cooperates with the European Commission's services, in particular, with Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) which is the main donor for ReSPA's programme activities
  • ReSPA team is devoted to help Western Balkans governments finding an effective and sustainable way to take forward the region in the area of Public Administration Reform (PAR) and European Integration
  • ReSPA provides a strategic framework of PAR through fostering regional cooperation and developing tailor-made solutions to accelerate reforms in the WB public administrations and to provide better public administration services to citizens and businesses
  • ReSPA realised over 400 networking and capacity building activities, developed over 30 regional policy papers with more 150 PAR policy recommendations
  • ReSPA operates through five key thematic areas: Quality Management, e-Government, Human Resources Management and Development, Centre of Government and Better Regulation
  • By awarding "Effective CAF User Label", ReSPA confirms that operates as a Centre of Excellence in the Western Balkans
  • ReSPA initiated the formalising itself as a unique Quality Management  Resource Centre in the Western Balkans
  • Through Partnership with international organisations, EU, EU Member States' partner institutions, government bodies, think tanks and NGOs as well as Membership in various networks, ReSPA exchange and promote knowledge-sharing, as well as experience, good practices and lessons learned.

* 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

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