09 Jun Supporting public administrations in EU Member States to deliver reforms and prepare for the future
In the spring of 2021, the European Commission came out with a major publication entitled Supporting Public Administrations in EU Member States to Deliver Reforms and Prepare for the Future.
Among the challenges to which, according to the document, public administrations need to adapt are the unprecedented speed of technological change and the impact of demographic changes and the increasing skills shortage. The Commission elaborates on the various ways it is cooperating with the Member States to have quality public administration, among others, through the identification of critical issues, the support to the design and deployment of reforms, the provision of capacity-building tools and of (peer-based) guidance, the promotion of research and innovation in the area of public administration.
MIICT and sister projects’ joint policy white paper has made an important, and duly mentioned, part of the resources of the Commission’s publication. It is considered an important milestone in the joint efforts to help Member States develop and maintain good quality public administration, whose ‘modernisation’ is one of the flagship areas within the framework of the Recovery and Resilience Facility. Thus MIICT and sister projects’ policy efforts have received, and are continuing to receive wide visibility on EU and international level.