Network training meeting in Prague, February 27 - March 1, 2019

Network training meeting in Prague, February 27 - March 1, 2019

February 27 – March 1, 2019. Training Public Management for 21st Century.

Our Public administration and governance network is now some three years in operation. In order to provide the member an opportunity to look back, we have prepared an unique three-day training in Prague.

The registration is already closed and the event is fully booked.  However, if you can be a last minute substitute in case some of the participants cancel, leave your message in the forum. 

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Training idea:

This training meeting has the title “Public Management for 21st Century” and tries to answer the fundamental question what should the governments do to serve well today and also tomorrow. In three days we will recap and interlink topics already discussed at most of the PAG meetings - namely our Study Visits to Amsterdam (Jeugdbescherming Regio Amsterdam), Scotland and Finland and the network meetings in Bratislava (Systems Thinking and improvement of public services), Prague (Strategic management), Tallinn (Public sector innovation and experimentation) and Brussels (Leadership, motivation). The topics will be set into wider picture and will integrate both the theory and case studies (Troubled families in the UK, Social housing repairs in the UK, Youth protection in Amsterdam, Care at home in the Netherlands, Criminal Justice in the Czech Republic and others). Large parts of the training will consist of group works and reflection of the topics. 

Expected participants:

Due to its recap nature, the training in mainly intended for the core members of the PAG network, but is open to anybody as long as its capacity of 30 participants is sufficient. In case of higher demand than the capacity, PAG members with more participations at the previous PAG events will be given priority. Your participation will be confirmed on January 22, 2019. Training is for free and the usual PAG travel and reimbursement rules apply (max. two reimbursed participants per member state).


The training will be held in the community centre for ex-offenders “Kotlaska”[1] - it is 5 min walk from the metro station Palmovka, in a somehow less nice part of the city (a tourist guide would call it picturesque). As the governments need to come closer to those whom they serve, we have decided to reject the idea of having the training in some ministerial palace, but to go more frontline. This will enable us to dive deeper to one of the cases that will be discussed - Criminal Justice in the Czech Republic.


The training will be facilitated by Benedict Wauters, Vladimír Kváča (PAG Network experts) and Richard Kokeš (PAG Network member).