O8 - Policy Recommendations for Implementation of the European Public Administration Accreditation at Different Levels (High Education Programs, Public Administration National Authorities, National Accreditation Bodies)

Term: January 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021

This project output represents a comprehensive overview and summary of the findings and knowledge gained and experience resulting from the activities of the PAQUALITY project launched between 2018 - 2021 by NISPAcee in cooperation with major partners, namely EAPAA, Masaryk University, Corvinus University of Budapest, Ljubljana University, Babes-Bolyai University and other HEIs from the new member states.
The project consisted of a number of research activities (surveys, interviews, documentary analyses, desk research) and internal and external consultations, workshops that enabled project partners to get a deeper insight and understanding of the major characteristics of PA education systems and their relevance to practice and the standards and practices of quality assurance and accreditation systems on a national and international level in NMS.The project also provided a systematic review on current challenges and benefits of European standardization and accreditation in the field of PA education in NMS. At the end of the report, based on experience and findings of participating researchers, a number of recommendations were concluded in order to improve the accreditation process both on a national and international level. Final section contains comments and recommendations for an achievement of the European quality in public administration education and opportunities of EAPAA accreditation/certifications. Opportunities for an acceptance of the EAPAA accreditation at national levels have been reviewed, and recommendations towards this end have been developed for selected countries.

Leading Organization: Budapest Corvinus University
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