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The EU funded project “Young Civil Servants Scholarship Scheme”, was launched on the 11th of September 2017, with a planned duration of 10 months. The project is implemented by the French School of Public Administration (Ecole Nationale d’Administration- ENA) and the main beneficiary institutions are the Albanian Department of Public Administration, the Albanian School of Public Administration and the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania.

The overall objectives of the project are:

  • To support the civil service reform through implementation of a Young Professional
    Programme contributing to the building of a professional, independent and merit-based
    system in line with European standards;
  • To enhance the attractiveness of the civil service for Young Professionals and contributing
    to establish a nucleus of young professional civil servants with skills and ability to carry
    forward the public administration reform and EU integration process

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • To strengthen the attractiveness of the civil service in Albania and competencies of young
    civil servants through the development of a Young Professional Programme and a
    sustainable EU Scholarship Programme in line with best EU standards and supporting
    Albania in meeting its EU requirements;
  • To support the Government of Albania in building a system for attracting young candidates
    for the civil service on the long term and enhancing its career management policies for
    young professionals.

The components of the project are:

Component I: Developing and implementing a pilot “Young Professional Programme”
(YPS1) for Albanian Civil Servants in 2017-2018;

Component II: Designing of a sustainable EU “Scholarship Programme” in Public
Administration for the newly recruited civil servants and recommending a general
framework for long term implementation.