EUPAN – The European Public Administration Network – is an informal network of the Directors General responsible for Public Administration in the Member States of the European Union, the European Commission and observer countries.EUPAN is organised on three levels:
The informal structure of the Network is steered by the Ministers responsible for Public Administration.
To improve the performance, competitiveness and quality of European public administrations by developing new tools and methods, in the field of public administration, based on the exchange of views, experiences and good practices among EU Member States, the European Commission, observer countries and other organisations.
To support the implementation of the Lisbon Strategy by placing the citizen at the centre of public management and by working in various areas (human resources, innovation and quality of public administration, e-government and social dialogue) and with different actors in order to foster efficiency and customer orientation in European public services. Moreover, to further the essential nature of EUPAN as an informal network of Member States working together on a strictly voluntary basis and making their decisions by consensus, a network is contributing to a gradual creation of a European administrative space.
The Network is currently composed of two active working groups (WGs) which report directly to the DGs:
The Social Dialogue Working Group is temporarily put on stand-by.
The chart below represents the structure of the Network as well as the two Groups (DISPA and DEBR) that work in co-operation with EUPAN.
Read more: EUPAN Handbook