Welcome to EIPA:
the European
Institute of Public

The centre of expertise that provides you the complete skill set to fully understand and effectively manage EU policies.

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The longest-standing experts in EU public affairs

For almost 40 years, we at EIPA have been leading learning and development programmes in EU public affairs, and our expertise is built on a unique blend of the following:

  1. Specially designed learning activities, often including case studies and simulation games, which facilitate interaction and help you apply the acquired knowledge at a practical level.
  2. Our strong ties and network with the European Commission and other institutions, that help us to provide you with essential insights on the latest EU policy information.
  3. Active roles of Member States representatives in our Board of Governors that enable us to help you learn from the best practices and current trends from all over Europe.
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Latest news

European Public Sector Award 2021: Assess yourself & learn from the best

Latest publications

EIPA PapersPublications
May 7, 2021

Member States and EU agreements: Is it really national parliaments that are standing in the way of EU strategic autonomy?

The EU has communicated its vision of a strong role on the global stage, achieving strategic autonomy. This paper addresses how mixed agreements, which require ratification by all national parliaments Member States, weaken the EU’s position as a reliable partner.
Structural funds EIPA PapersPublications
February 19, 2021

Recovery and Resilience Plans for the Next Generation EU: a unique opportunity that must be taken quickly, and carefully

To access crucial EU funds, Member States must submit their Recovery and Resilience Plans. This paper looks at the spending targets and requirements, as well as draft plans already presented.
border EU/UK entrance BriefingsPublications
December 10, 2020

Brexit and Aviation: Flying High or Crashing Out?

What is the current state of the Brexit negotiations in the field of air transport? Several key differences can be discerned, making a no-deal scenario likely.
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Latest blogs

May 13, 2021

Competitive Dialogue – A tool with many uses

Competitive Dialogue was initially conceived by the European Commission as a tool for awarding infrastructure contracts and complex service contracts - this blog sets out the potential for how Competitive Dialogue can be used flexibly in a wider range of contracts.
Arbeiten 4.0/New Work und Demografiemanagement Blog
May 11, 2021

Digitalisierung, Demografie, Diversität als Herausforderungen für das Personalmanagement

Seit November 2020 fanden beim EIPA mehrere Veranstaltungen zu verschiedensten Themen rund um Arbeiten 4.0/New Work und Demografiemanagement statt. Intention war und ist es, ganzheitliche Lösungsansätze zur Bewältigung der 3-D Herausforderungen Digitalisierung, Demografie, Diversität und insgesamt Arbeiten 4.0/New Work zu entwickeln.
May 6, 2021

Competitive Dialogue – How to make best use of the dialogue phase

The dialogue phase is the key to the successful application of Competitive Dialogue - this blog sets out some key issues about how to plan and conduct the dialogue phase to ensure that the award process achieves its aims for the awarding…
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Our methodology

At EIPA, we believe that learning is more enhanced with an integrated approach. So in our courses, besides the insightful sessions from our experts, we also lay special emphasis on practical exercises, discussions, and exchange among the participants and experts.

We further stimulate the learning experience by providing a comfortable and social environment for you to freely engage with other participants, to further enrich your knowledge, and expand your network.

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Tailor-made requests

We can also leverage our wide range of expertise to develop specific programmes that are perfectly customised to your exact needs. These could include but are not limited to, a distinctive range of courses, study visits, consultancies, and coaching, with specific topics, languages, locations, dates, or durations.

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