17/05/2022 - 18/05/2022
Palestine*/online - The Venice Commission is organising the 15th UniDem Med Seminar entitled "Public service policies : paradigms for changes", in co-operation with the General Personnel Council of Palestine*. This seminar will take place on 17-18 May 2022 in a hybrid format : online and face-to face in Ramallah, Palestine*.
Around 100 international experts and senior public officials from the Southern Mediterranean (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine* and Tunisia) are expected to attend this event. On the basis of presentations by international and regional experts, participants are invited to exchange views, on the first day, on new models of human resources management and innovative training policies aiming at creating attractive working conditions that respect the rights of public service officers. These experiences will focus on the importance of investing in human capital, inclusiveness and quality of life at work. This first day will also be an opportunity to examine how to modernise human resources management policies and more particularly training policies for better governance, greater efficiency and more diversity in civil service. The second day of the seminar will address major challenges facing the public administration and more particularly the civil service today, notably through the prism of new public management policies and their impact on performance evaluation and risk management. Another challenge that will be discussed is the control of the wage bill and its impact on the quality of social dialogue. What are the innovations and trends on these issues in the South Mediterranean region and beyond?
This seminar will be an opportunity to present the standards and work of the Council of Europe in these areas.
For the first time, a session will be dedicated to the follow-up of public administration reforms in UniDem Med’s partner countries on themes addressed during previous seminars. In this context, Morocco will present the "Gender Equality Institutionalisation Strategy in the Public Service: Challenges and Perspectives" which is in line with the themes of the 6th UniDem Med seminar on “the women and the labour market” and the 4th seminar on “Performance, merit and equality in the civil service”.
The working languages of the seminar are English, French and Arabic.
The objective of the UniDem Med project (University for Democracy for the Southern Mediterranean) is to contribute through peer-to-peer exchanges to the modernisation of the public administrations in the region by ensuring the effective application of the law and the consolidation of institutions. The project aims to strengthen the legal capacities of senior civil servants in areas related to good governance, rule of law and human rights as well as to build closer ties between the public administrations from the region.
The UniDem Med project is co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe in the framework of the Joint Programme “Regional Support to Reinforce Human rights, Rule of Law and Democracy in the Southern Mediterranean" (South Programme IV).
* This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of Council of Europe and European Union member States on this issue.