The Council of Europe (Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform) organised two high-level executive trainings on Enhancing Public (Financial) Governance and Management in European Cities on 6-7 March (for participants from Moldova) and 9-10 March (for participants from Armenia) - in Vienna. The trainings were delivered by European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) – EIPA Barcelona and were addressed to mayors, senior local public officials and representatives of the in-line Ministries of Moldova and Armenia.
This executive and practice-oriented course aimed at providing participants with a sound overview of the Politics and Management Deal approach and methodology supported by hands-on practices and stewardship from different European city cultures. Participants acquired the knowledge, capacities and skills to design public strategies, align them with political priorities as well as to embed them to the available financial resources (budgets) and establish sound performance and management/control systems which improve transparency, accountability and intergenerational equity. A special session was dedicated to how to access the European Union funds and understand its financial regulations.
The event was organised as a part of the Programme "Strengthening Institutional Frameworks for Local Governance” in the Eastern Partnership countries under the Programmatic Cooperation Framework (PCF) for 2015-2017 funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Council of Europe.