The 14th meeting of the Eastern Partnership Panel on Governance and Public Administration Reform (PAR), under the multilateral Platform on Strengthening Institutions and Good Governance, took place in Yerevan, Armenia on the 15th and 16th of March 2018, under the auspices of the national PAR coordination office of the Republic of Armenia.

The thematic focus of the meeting was strategic planning, which is in line with ongoing approach of the Eastern Partnership in discussing all core areas of PAR, and also part of the 20 Deliverables for 2020 that were adopted by the Eastern Partnership Summit of November 2017. In addition, the meeting was an occasion to discuss activities and share experience on achieved progress of participating countries across four areas of the Panel, and how they serve to fulfil the 2020 Deliverables:

1) civil service reform

2) transparency and e-government

3) PAR in local and regional governments

4) effective management of technical assistance.

WeBER Lead Researcher, Miloš Đinđić, took part in the panels on civil society – government dialogue, and on reinforcing transparency and accountability of public administration in the local and regional context.

Mr Đinđić spoke about WeBER experience in the Western Balkans when it comes to dialogue with civil society in public administration reform process and in the EU integration path..

The panel gathered representatives from Eastern Partnership countries, EU member states, Western Balkans, SIGMA/OECD representatives, and independent consultants.

This conference is organized by the European External Action Service (EEAS).