International cooperation

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KSAP is present on the international scene, relying on dialogue and ex­changes of experience with many foreign entities.

The objective of international cooperation is to enhance the quality of the training courses and other initiatives implemented by KSAP, which are aimed at training, and raising the qualifications of, employees of public administration in Poland, as well as the sharing of experience connected with the transformation of the political system in Poland.

International projects implemented by KSAP

As part of its international operations, KSAP implements short- and long-term training projects, inter alia study visits, seminars and dedicated training courses, as well as Twinning projects.

The Erasmus+ Project Coaching Technics for the public Ssctor as a tool to improvement of the public services 

Purpose of the project

Preparation and dissemination of good practices in the use of coaching tools in public administration institutions.


The project was implemented in a transnational partnership in cooperation with the Latvian School of Public Administration (LSPA) - the leading partner, MetaCoach training center (Latvia) and the non-profit organization Society in Progress (Greece).

Target group

The project was addressed to middle and senior officials of public administration and officials in positions of coordinating teams or projects.


  • preparation and conduct of a survey on the knowledge and use of coaching tools in public administration in partner countries,

  • development of coaching tools in the form of a course during meetings of trainers/coaches from partner countries and individual work of trainers/coaches between meetings,

  • testing the developed tools in a pilot group in each of the partner countries,

  • disseminating the project results, i.e. preparing publications - a manual of coaching tools and techniques. The handbook will be available in the language versions of the partner countries on the websites of the institutions - partners in the project.

Project implementation period: October 2020 - July 2022 (22 months)

Project financing

The project is implemented under the Erasmus + Program (European Union program in the field of education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020).

Project budget: EUR 118,170.00, including KSAP: EUR 28,416.00.


The Erasmus+ Project Training Educator Training Course

The objective of this Project was to enhance the key skills of the trainers of public administration,  an international team of trainers here being tasked with creating a  programme, methodology and guidelines for an innovative training course.

The National School of Public Administration was pursuing this Project in cooperation with the Latvian School of Public Administration (LSPA – leading partner) and the Finnish Institute of Public Management Ltd (HAUS).

The topics of training will covered such matters as: the Digital Dimension to Training, Design Thinking, an innovative Approach to Learning and Teaching, Interactive Ways of Working with Groups, The Effective Trainer, Planning and Delivering, Professional Development and Inspirations.

The Project will ran from December 2017 to September 2019. The grant it was in receipt of totals 79,998 euros.


The Eastern Partnership Academy of Public Administration (EPAPA)

The EPAPA programme was created by the National School of Public Administration at the initiative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The objective here is to strengthen public administration in the Eastern Partner­ship countries through the organisation of specialised training modules for the civil servants of partner states Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Means of achieving the objective:

  • specialist 5-day training modules and 12-day internship modules for officials from the Eastern Partnership states.

Read about 10 years of Eastern Partnership Academy of Public Administration.


Twinning projects implemented by KSAP

The main objective of Twinning cooperation is to support public institu­tions and to provide assistance in the development of modern admin­istration in countries in which Programmes financed by the European Commission are implemented. At present, Twinning cooperation is of particular importance for the creation of modern state administration in candidate countries to the EU and in the newly-acceded Member States. Twinning projects are implemented via specialized training courses and study visits in the institutions of the country of aid donor.

KSAP on the international stage

KSAP cooperates with counterpart institutions providing training to civil service personnel and with public administration entities from outside Poland. It is also an active participant in the operations of international organizations supporting the development of administrative sciences, among others:

  • the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS)
  • the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA)
  • the Directors of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration (DISPA)
  • the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee)

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