On 19 November, the Council of the European Union discussed the role of European Public Sector Expertise in the EU’s External Action. The Council concluded that European public sector expertise is an important component of the EU’s assistance to partner countries and needs further development.
“The European public sector expertise creates mutual trust between institutions, helps promote European values, including good governance, rule of law, and democracy, and interests as well as European standards and policy approaches that are necessary for enhancing strategic partnerships. It is well suited to the Team Europe approach and initiatives,” says the press release, issued by the Council. “Mobilisation of European public sector expertise has proved to be a demand-driven, tailored, flexible, efficient and a cost-effective way to build capacity in the public sector and promote public policy reform processes in partner countries, based on their needs, priorities and inclusive ownership.”
The ministers also noted that institution-building tools, such as Twinning and TAIEX, are very important for providing targeted support to the public administrations in partner countries.
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