On March 14, 2017, Consul General of Romania in Odessa Emil Rapcea, Consulate representatives Denisa Gabor and Svetlana Sandru, and National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPPA) Professor Dr. George Anglitoiu held a working visit to Odessa Regional Institute for Public Administration of the National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine (ORIPA).
The guests held a meeting with the ORIPA Director Prof. M. Izha, Research Deputy Director Prof. S. Popov, and In-service Training Department Head Mrs. S. Lypovska. Prof. Izha expressed his gratitude to the Consul General for his assistance in establishing professional cooperation with the Romanian higher education institutions, particularly with Alexandru Ioan Cuza University (Iasi city) and “Lower Danube” University (Galati city). Also, the Institute Head warmly greeted Professor Anglitoiu, highlighted ORIPA’s main activities to him, and expressed his hopes for establishing professional connections with NSPPA.
In his turn, Professor Anglitoiu, on the behalf of NSPPA authorities, thanked for the invitation to the Institute, and told about his home university, that has been founded in 1991, and has 6 000 students now.
After the meeting, the Institute’s guests took part in a round-table “Ukraine – 2020 Stable Development Strategy: Decentralization Implementation Based on EU Experience. Ethics in Public Administration Bodies” discussion. The ORIPA European Integration Department Head Dr. V. Kryvtsova acted as the moderator, and the round-table discussion was visited by the “Public Administration Ethics Basics” short-term seminar students, Public Administration Faculty students, and the Institute’s representatives. In her opening speech, Mrs. Kryvtsova greeted the guests, and stressed the close cooperation between the Institute and the Consulate General of Romania in Odessa. Mr. Rapcea also greeted the discussion visitors, and emphasized the importance of EU’s supporting Ukraine in such difficult times, and highlighted the Consulate General’s work on improving cooperation between the Romanian and Ukrainian regions.
Professor Dr. George Anglitoiu was the discussion’s keynote speaker, presenting the Romanian Competition Council (RCC) – a state establishment having been created in 1997, and having approximately 300 employees now, mainly civil servants. The RCC’s main objective is to secure free competition on the Romanian section of the EU Internal Market. After his speech, the Romanian specialist gave answers to numerous questions, particularly the ones concerning RCC’s recruitment criteria, its employees’ net income, and the nature of the cases RCC deals with.