PADOS II project launched to enhance leadership in EaP countries

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Pados II project was successfully launched by a Kick Off –meeting in Helsinki on 27 June 2017. The project concentrates on modern leadership and capacity building in public sector.

Pados II supports the objectives of the Eastern Partnership Platform 1 and it´s Work Programme. Special emphasis lies on the core objectives of Democratic Governance and Public Administration Reform. The project also supports the implementation of the priority areas of the development policy of Finland as it promotes democracy, the rule of law and better functioning of society by supporting the development of effective, transparent and accountable institutions in all Eastern Partnership countries.

                                                                      Kick Off –meeting in Helsinki on 27 June 2017.

Pados II continues the excellent co-operation with counterparts in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, which was started during the previous PADOS project, implemented in 2015-2016. The main themes of PADOS were participatory democracy, open governance and efficient e-government services.

The Kick Off –meeting served as a platform for developing a mutual understanding of the project approach and agree main framework for the bilateral activities. Each EaP-country was represented by two members from organisations dealing with development of modern public leadership and capacity building.  All participants were very committed and expressed their interest to continue mutual development activities.

               Ms. Anneli Temmes from HAUS deeper introduced the aims, contents and methodology of PADOS II project.

The excellent Kick Off presentations given by Director General Olli-Pekka Heinonen (National Board of Education) as well as Ms. Johanna Snellman and Mr. Ari Sihvola from HAUS dealt with modern leadership themes.  Director Päivi Peltokoski (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) outlined Finland’s policy lines in the EU’s Eastern Partnership and Ms. Anneli Temmes from HAUS deeper introduced the aims, contents and methodology of PADOS II project. Also bilateral discussions with each country were held in order to further clarify the concrete activities in each country.

The project is implemented by HAUS together and funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.  The activities consist e.g. joint conferences, bilateral workshops and consultancy. The project will be implemented during 2017-18.

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