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Applications Now Open for two Matra RoLT Trainings: “Public Finance Management” and “Decentralization and Citizen Participation”

16 February 2018


The NHC is now accepting applications for two Matra Rule of Law Training Programmes: “Public Finance Management” and “Decentralization and Citizen Participation” (both will be held 6 – 15 June 2018) . The deadline for submitting applications for both trainings is Sunday the 1st of April 2018 at 12:00 pm (CEST).

The training on Public Finance Management is intended for civil servants working in the field of PFM – either in the field of taxation or in Public Expenditure Management. Part of the programme is offered by the highly reputed National Academy for Finance and Economics of the Dutch Ministry of Finance.

The training on Decentralization and Citizen Participation is intended for senior civil servants and policy makers at national Ministries or sub-national governments in charge of the development, implementation and enforcement of decentralisation policy and participatory local governance in their respective countries.

Both trainings offer a tailor-made programme allowing professionals to discuss key issues amongst themselves and with leading academics and experienced colleagues from the Dutch civil service.

The trainings are part of the Matra Rule of Law Training Programme that is designed to strengthen institutional capacity in the field of rule of law within government organisations in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine. To this end, seven training programmes are offered per year, each introducing the participants to best practices in a wide range of rule of law themes.

Through interactive sessions combining theory, practical skills and study visits, policy advisors, members of the judiciary and other civil servants working in the justice sectors acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to drive reforms in their home countries. In addition, by taking part in the training programme, participants become part of a large transnational network of alumni, lecturers and relevant government departments in the Netherlands and in the target countries. This network offers a platform for learning, exchange and collaboration.

The Matra Rule of Law Training programme is designed and delivered by Leiden Law School, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, and The Hague Academy for Local Governance. It is financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, initially for a period of two years (2017- 2018).

The deadline for submitting an application is Sunday April the 1st 2018. For more information about this training and other Matra Rule of Law training programmes, please click here.