13th Eastern Partnership Panel on Public Administration Reform in Tallinn


On October 3, the 13th Eastern Partnership Panel on Public Administration reform took place in Tallinn.

First, the general review of implementation of the Work Programme 2014-17 was given. Lead countries (Poland, Estonia, Czech Republic and Ukraine) offered their general conclusions on activities undertaken in each area and outlined objectives of planned activities in light of Summit and 2020 deliverables.

After this, discussions about inter-institutional transparency and data exchange led took place. Mr. Karolis Granickas, Senior Programme Manager (Open Contracting Partnership) talked about Open Data and government contracting and Ms. Wendy Carrara, Project Manager (Capgemini Consultilng) introduced the European Data Portal.

The second half of the day was opened by a discussion about the core area of accountability in public administration reform. Talking about Accountability and the Open Government Partnership were Ms. Veronika Cretu from Open Government Partnership and Mr. Ievgen Bilyk from Transparency International Ukraine, ProZorro Initiative.

The last thematically focused panel was about the core area of accountability in public administration reform.
Ms. Airi Alakivi an Expert on public service reform/OECD from Estonian MFA and
Ms. Irina Aghapishvili Head of Department at Civil Service Institutional Set-up and Practice Generalisation Department, Civil Service Bureau of Georgia exchanged views about Accountability and human resources: professionalisation and ethics of the civil service.

The day was concluded by an update on activities related to PAR under the “High Quality Studies to Support the Eastern Partnership – HiQSTEP” initiative.

On October 4, the panellists visited the e-Estonia showroom and took part in the e-Partnership conference.

The panel was organised in partnership with the financial support of Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Fund for Development and Humanitarian Aid.