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Applications Now Open for Matra RoLT Training: “Public Finance Management”

19 February 2020

The NHC is now accepting applications for the fourth Matra Rule of Law Training Programmes of 2020: “Public Finance Management”, to be held 10 – 19 June 2020. The deadline for submitting applications is April 5, 2020.

This training aims to offer – on the one hand – a thorough introduction into the system of Dutch taxation, and – on the other hand – a comprehensive insight into the management of expenditures in the Netherlands: the process of preparing, implementing, monitoring, reporting and spending reviews of the budget. The programme will encourage the participants to reflect on the situation in their own country, to identify areas for reform and to nurture exchange on practises in other countries. In addition, knowledge and skills to develop a sustainable policy for the improvement of PFM will be enhanced. Special attention will be paid to obstacles and dilemmas in the implementation process and how to overcome them.

We accept applications of civil servants from Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, 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 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.

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.