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Efficient Management of Public Sector Budgets and Services - What to Do and How to Do It, Maastricht

Maastricht
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Since 2011 this EIPA course has helped experienced finance professionals and service managers make better decisions for delivering services to citizens - and in 2020 we are again partnering with OECD’s Territorial Governance Department to do so.

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SKU: 2020406 Categories: European Public Management, Financial Management, Improvement Tools, Innovation Public Sector

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About this online workshop

Are you about to face the annual budget battle?

Are this year’s decisions even more difficult than usual?

Help is now at hand!

Since 2011 this EIPA course has helped experienced finance professionals and service managers make better decisions for delivering services to citizens - and in 2019 we are again partnering with OECD’s Territorial Governance Department to do so.

We cover key financial/operational risks across the public financial management cycle - budgeting, budget execution, planning and delivery of services focusing on how to:

  • Prepare public sector budgets and service plans in difficult times by making realistic choices about priorities and thus make best use of limited resources;
  • Link budgets to service priorities;
  • Use budgets as a tool to manage public services, including setting/using KPIs and when/how to deal with unfavourable outcomes.

We also cover stakeholder impact budgets (such as gender-based budgeting), the role of multi-annual budgets and the challenges in performance budgeting.

Course methodology

To help you to do so we will give you:

  • Initial input with presentations on key issues on budgeting, financial management and operational service management and service planning;
  • Examples/case studies to show you what happens in practice across the EU at national and sub-national level;
  • Adequate time to discuss with our experts and other participants issues arising in your situation.

Who will benefit most?

This online workshop is for officials from European institutions/agencies, ministries, national executive agencies, regional governments, municipalities and other public sector bodies such as:

  • Finance staff experienced in preparing budgets and financial management reports;
  • Service managers who need to understand budgets, financial management reports and operational management reports to better plan and manage services;
  • Auditors who can help public sector bodies improve how they control finances and manage services.

If you are a finance professional or service manager in the public sector, come and share experiences with your peers and learn from our experts to deal with the difficult challenges you are facing.

“The days of the politics of “and” are over - Budgeting is about making choices about what services to deliver to citizens and in what way”

Michael Burnett

Read Michael Burnett’s blog ‘Understanding the public sector financial management cycle’

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What you will learn in this online workshop

By the end of the online workshop you will:

  • Better understand the role of budgeting in the public sector and why it matters;
  • Be able to deal more effectively with the current challenges for budgeting and service planning for finance staff and service managers;
  • Achieve better co-operation between finance staff and service managers to improve public service planning and delivery;
  • Be able to identify/manage the most commonly arising financial and operational risks in budget preparation and planning for service delivery;
  • Be able to identify/manage the commonly arising financial and operational risks in the budget execution of and service delivery;
  • Better understand how auditors can help public sector bodies to improve their management of finances/services.

Michael Burnett

Public Procurement / PPP / Public Sector Management

Andrew Blazey

OECD

Public Financial Management

Harrie Scholtens

PRIMO

Local Government

Practical information

Online Course

For this online course we make use of Zoom

Programme Organiser

Ms Belinda Vetter

Tel: + 31 43 3296382

b.vetter@eipa.eu

Discounts

EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?

Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Payment

Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy

For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.

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The programme

 

09.30

Opening of online platform

09.45

Welcome and introduction to the online workshop

Michael Burnett, Expert, European Public Management and EPSA 2019 Project Leader, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)

10.00

Public sector budgeting and service delivery: Introduction

  • Why it matters
  • Current context and challenges
  • Linking public sector budgeting to service delivery objectives: What to do and how to do it

Michael Burnett

11.00

Break

11.15

Public sector budgeting and service delivery: Introduction (continued)

Michael Burnett

12.15

Break

13.00

Public sector budgeting in practice: - Introduction to OECD budget principles

Andrew Blazey, Deputy Head, Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, OECD, Paris (FR)

14.15

Break

14.30

Public sector budgeting in practice: Experience at national level - Case studies - Sweden, Germany and Ireland

Andrew Blazey

15.45

End of day one

 

09.30

Opening of online platform

09.45

Public sector budgeting in practice: Experience at sub-national level - Case study - United Kingdom

Michael Burnett

10.45

Break

11.00

Public sector budgeting in practice: Experience at sub-national level - Case study - the Netherlands

Harrie Scholtens, External Expert, EIPA/Former Seconded National Expert (the Netherlands), EIPA, Maastricht (NL) and Former City Manager, Middleharnis (NL)

12.00

Managing budgets in practice: Key issues

Andrew Blazey

12.45

Break

13.30

Managing budgets in practice: Key issues (continued)

Managing budgets in practice: Experience at national level - Case studies - EU Member States and Canada

Andrew Blazey

14.45

Managing service delivery in practice: Key issues

Michael Burnett

15.30

Break

15.45

Managing service delivery in practice: Experience at sub-national level - Case study - United Kingdom

Michael Burnett

16.30

Evaluation and end of online workshop


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European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

Het Europees instituut voor bestuurskunde (beter bekend als The European Institute of Public Administration - ofwel EIPA) streeft ernaar om de kennis van ambtenaren die zich met de EU bezighouden te vergroten door het ontwikkelen en organiseren van trainingen. Het instituut wil wetenschappelijke kennis en praktische 'know–how' met elkaar verbinden. EIPA bestaat al meer dan 35 jaar.

Het hoofdkantoor van EIPA is gevestigd in Maastricht en heeft dependances in Luxemburg en Barcelona. Gemiddeld nemen 14.000 nationale en Europese ambtenaren per jaar deel aan de trainingen. Daarnaast biedt EIPA ook consultancy, onderzoek en op maat gemaakte programma’s/trainingen aan. Bij EIPA werken circa 120 hoogopgeleide medewerkers.

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