Dr. Sofiane Sahraoui, Senior Adviser at Bahrain Institution for Public Administration (BIPA), Executive Coordinator and Director of the Middle East and North Africa Public Administration Network (EUROMENA), has announced about registration for the Arab-Euro Dialogue on public administration (EUROMENA), which will be hosted by the Sultanate of Oman during the period 24 through 27 October 2016. It will be the first joint conference between the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA), Aix-Marseille University (AMU) and Middle East and North Africa Public Administration Research Network (MENAPAR).
Dr. Sahraoui said that the dialogue would discuss the subject of “Modernization of Human Resources Management and Performance of Public Organizations” in addition to a number of sideline topics. The first topic will cover training issues, since training of public sector civil servants is a central issue for civil service performance and it is the foundation for building human resource policies. The second topic will cover the strategic vision for human resources and will include contributions associated with the strategic aspect of human resources and will focus on recruitment issues. The third topic will include human resources and instruments of team management. It will review leadership models that influence behaviours, motivate work and encourage teamwork. The fourth topic will discuss the performance of government organizations and will review areas of administration and financial control, while focussing on results rather than means, as this contributes to addressing the concept of performance within a successful government framework.
Dr. Sahraoui pointed out that registration for the EUROMENA dialogue would be available online. “The dialogue will be a good opportunity for professionals, academics, specialists and researches in public administration policies”, he said. “The conference aims at developing the capabilities of young researchers who represent an excellent group of public sector directors and academics in the Arab World” , Dr. Sahraoui added. He stressed that the dialogue would contribute to enhancing the mutual cooperation and exchange of expertise and best practices in government organizations between European countries and their counterparts in the Arab states. It will also develop proposals and mechanisms of cooperation in projects for improvement of successful public administration practices in the Arabian region, the European area and MENA, and in sharing successful practices in the Arabian region and discussion of mechanisms of transformation and exchange among countries.
The biennially EUROMENA dialogue is held alternatively in countries of the Arabian and European regions. It is an extension of the EURO-Mediterranean Public Administration Dialogue, which has been held annually since 2008. This session is organized by the Institute of Public Administration in Oman (IPA), Bahrain Institution of Public Administration (BIPA) and Aix-Marseille University (AMU).