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Applications Open for Trainings: “Decentralisation and Citizen Participation” &“Public Finance Management”

14 March 2019

The NHC is now accepting applications for fourth and fifth Matra Rule of Law Training Programmes of 2019: “Decentralisation and Citizen Participation” and “Public Finance Management”, both to be held 19 – 28 June 2019. The deadline for submitting the application for the Decentralisation and Citizen Participation training and for the Public Finance Management training is 21 April, 2019.

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.

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.

Civil servants from eleven countries are eligible to apply to these trainings, namely Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine. The Matra Rule of Law Training Programme is designed to strengthen institutional capacity in the field of rule of law within government organisations.  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 government and 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. As members of this network, all trainees are invited to participate in an Alumni Day, organised in one of the participating countries, between six to ten months after the training programme.

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, for a period of four years (2017- 2020).

For more information about these trainings and other Matra Rule of Law training programmes, and a link the online application forms, please click here.