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Towards a public service closer to citizens - 9th UniDem Med seminar

12/06/2019 - 14/06/2019

Marrakech - The Venice Commission, in cooperation with the Ministry of Reform of the Administration and the Civil Service of the Kingdom of Morocco, organised the 9th UniDem Med Regional Seminar entitled "Towards a public service closer to the citizens: models and good practices ".

This seminar brought together senior officials and experts from Europe and the Southern Mediterranean (Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Palestine *, Tunisia) to exchange best practices in terms of bringing the administration and users closer together based on respect the rule of law and fundamental principles of the civil service.

Participants discussed issues such as administrative deconcentration/decentralisation, accessibility and digitalisation of administrative services.

The main objective of the UniDem Med Campus (University for Democracy) was to contribute through peer-to-peer exchanges to the modernisation of the administration in the southern Mediterranean by enforcing law and consolidating institutions. The project aims to strengthen the legal capacities of senior civil servants in areas related to good governance, rule of law and human rights as well as to strengthen the links between the public administrations from the region.

The working languages of the seminar were French, English and Arabic.
* This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of Council of Europe member States on this issue.

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