From 05 to 16 August, 2019, the representatives of the Institute participated in the summer school “Public Administration in a Multilevel System”. The project was implemented in the framework of a joint master’s program between the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer (Germany) and the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia). The summer school was funded by Federal Foreign Office and Volkswagen Foundation. 50 young professionals from Ukraine, Germany and Georgia, including students, graduate students and staff members of the Institute took part in the program, which was conducted at the German University.
The Summer School included a course of lectures on public management and administering on the example of the federal state system of Germany. In particular, the issues of the local self-government continental system, human resource management in public sector, economic and financial aspects were highlighted, as well as recent challenges and changes in the political and administrative system of Germany. Visits to institutions of different levels, as well as communication with professionals formed an important component of the curriculum. Thus, Ukrainian participants received answers from senior officials and international experts from the European Central Bank (Frankfurt am Main), the European Parliament and the Council of Europe (Strasbourg), the Ministries and Parliament of the Rhineland-Palatinate (Mainz), as well as the court and local self-government (Speyer, Mannheim).
In the process of communicating with foreign students, Ukrainian representatives improved their level of English and German, as well as exchanged traditions and culture of the participating countries.
The program of the event also provided an introduction to the historical heritage in different parts of Germany and France.
At the end of the Summer School the representatives of the institute received international certificates.