Applicants from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine Encouraged to Apply

Integrity of Civil Servants Training

The Hague Academy is pleased to announce the application procedure is now open for the Matra Rule of Law training on Integrity of Civil Servants. The training will take place from 10-19 May 2017. The deadline for applications is 27 March 2017.

The Matra Rule of Law Training Programme is designed for senior professionals from national and sub-national government institutions. It introduces participants to Dutch best practices in a wide range of rule of law themes, including democracy, human rights and protection of minorities. The programme is designed for EU pre-accession countries and EU association agreement countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

“Corruption is a key challenge for the rule of law and good governance in Europe. In addition to prosecuting corruption cases, it is essential to establish an institutional and legal framework to promote the integrity of civil servants and prevent corruption. Moreover, civil servants need to be trained on how to manage and communicate about integrity dilemmas.”

On completion of the Integrity of Civil Servants training, participants will:

  • Have insight in the importance of integrity for well-functioning, transparent government institutions and for economic growth;
  • Know how the Dutch policy for integrity of civil servants is shaped and organised;
  • Be able to use the acquired knowledge and best practices as a source of inspiration for dealing with challenges related to integrity policies in their own countries;
  • Be trained in the practical application of specific subjects and in a number of needed practical skills;
  • Have had the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences;
  • Have had the opportunity to create new professional cross-border networking relations.

Thirty-six senior officials will be selected to participate in the Integrity of Civil Servants training. Applicants must demonstrate how they will practically apply the insights gained from the experience. This will be detailed in a Back Home Action Plan.

To learn more about the programme and application procedure, visit The Matra Rule of Law Training Programme page.

The MATRA Rule of Law Training Programme is developed and delivered by The Hague Academy for Local Governance, University of Leiden and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs finances the initiative and will provide full fellowships to the selected participants. Each fellowship will cover the costs of international travel (economy), full board and lodging, visa and insurance, tuition fees, lecture materials and excursions. The participants are responsible for any other costs.