Acting director of the National Academy for Public Administration, Dejan Miletić, took part in the meeting of the Network of Directors of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration (DISPA), held on Thursday, May 19, in Paris. The topic of this year's meeting was the contribution of behavioral sciences and psychology to the training and selection of civil servants.
The focus of the NAPA delegation was on setting up connections with the representatives of related institutions in Europe, while at the same time taking on a prominent role in official working groups dealing with specific aspects of behavioral sciences and their application in public administration. Conditions have been established for further bilateral cooperation with over twenty related European institutions.
Network meetings are held twice a year in the country holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and provide an opportunity for members to exchange knowledge, experiences, and best practices in the field of public administration reform and professional development in public administration. Since France holds the presidency of the Council of the EU, this year's meeting was organized by L’Institut national du service public (INSP). INSP originated from the National School of Administration (ENA), with which NAPA signed a Cooperation Agreement in June 2018, and which supported the implementation of multiple joint activities aimed at raising the capacity of state administration and the realization of comprehensive professional training of employees in public administration. As a continuation of successful cooperation, a visit of INSP representatives to the Academy was agreed.