EU, Azerbaijani SEC hold joint seminar
APA Azeri Press Agency

EU, Azerbaijani SEC hold joint seminar

[ 21 April 2017 13:37 ]

A seminar on the subject “Creation and management of database in public service system” was held Friday in Baku within the framework of the Panel on Public Administration Reform (PAR), which was created under the multilateral Platform 1 on democracy, good governance and stability of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership program.  


At the seminar, co-organized by the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the State Examination Center (SEC) of Azerbaijan, the deputy chairman of the SEC Board of Directors, Bahram Khalilov, spoke about the developing partnership between the EU and Azerbaijan and institutional building mechanisms preferred by the EU, APA reported.  


The deputy chairman noted the mutual benefits of the exchange of knowledge carried out during the Eastern Partnership Panel on Public Administration Reform.


“There is database on public service in the country. We would like new mechanisms to be added to this database in the future providing access to all data about public servants,” he added.


Addressing the event, Jeroen Willems, head of Operations Section of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan noted that the EU pays special attention to the sphere of public administration in Azerbaijan like in other Eastern Partnership participating countries.


According to him, the EU always supports the reforms being carried out in Azerbaijan with the aim of strengthening public administration.


“Twinning projects are one of the main sections of the ongoing reforms in Azerbaijan's institutional governance. The improvement of twinning projects in Azerbaijan leads to increased cooperation on other projects within the framework of the Eastern Partnership,” said Willems, stressing that twinning projects are highly important for public administration reforms.


Azerbaijani SEC employees made presentations on the current situation and problems encountered during the creation and management of public service.