On 1 July 2022 the Czech Republic takes over its historically second Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It is our great pleasure and privilege to take on this role and guide work of the EUPAN network for the following six months.
The Czech Presidency wish to build on achievements of previous presidencies and invite you for a discussion and sharing of ideas on the following priority themes of Czech Presidency: 1) transparent and professional civil service (relation of top public managers to political leadership), 2) development of ethical culture and values in civil service, 3) support of innovation using Big Data. We would also like to carry out follow up activities on the international exchange programme for civil servants. Our work will be guided by two important documents adopted during the French presidency, namely the EUPAN Strategy Paper for a period July 2022 – June 2025 and the Strasbourg Declaration on the Common values and challenges of European Public Administrations approved by the ministerial conference in Strasbourg in March 2022.
The Czech Presidency is looking forward to welcoming you in Prague in Autumn and to continue our fruitful cooperation in the EUPAN network.