The main objective of the project was to improve and upgrade the relevant knowledge and skills of Bulgarian public officials, in preparation for the 2018 Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The bigger vision is to share best practices in various European public administrations, to encourage governments to modernise their administrative structures and address the essential topics of administrative reform in Europe.
EIPA (as a sole partner in a consortium led by Deloitte Belgium) was selected as a successful bidder for ‘LOT 1, Support for the development and implementation of reforms’, and we are excited to start the journey of assisting the EC and the beneficiary countries, including all current Member States, to apply the reforms.
In collaboration with Europol, EIPA organised a conference on privacy and security. Some 120 participants attended this innovative programme that explored the difficult question of how to balance privacy and security, with a focus on the latest systems of encryption, anonymisation and pseudonymisation. Fifteen renowned international experts made for an exciting programme. Interactive workshops provided by practitioners enabled participants to enhance their competences during the conference, which was hosted at the Europol headquarters in The Hague (NL).