EUPAN is an informal network between civil servants from all EU countries to cooperate and exchange knowledge in the field of public administration.
This cooperation is organised on three levels:
Within the Commission, Vice-President Günther H. Oettinger, who is responsible for administrative affairs, assures the representation at political level, whilst participation at management and technical level is coordinated by staff of the Human Resources and Security Directorate-General.
Broadly speaking, Commission's role in EUPAN is to:
The meetings are called at the initiative of each EU Presidency. Issues at stake and agenda are available on EUPAN website.
The European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA) is also part of the network.