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13/10/2020 - 15/10/2020

The Venice Commission organised the 11th UniDem Med Regional Seminar entitled "TOWARDS A USER-ORIENTED ADMINISTRATION " in co-operation with the Ministry of the Economy, Finances and Public Administration Reform of the Kingdom of Morocco. This seminar took place as a videoconference from 13 to 15 October 2020.

It brought together around 60 senior international experts and public officials from six Southern Mediterranean partner countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine* and Tunisia) with the aim to exchange best practices as regards the principles of a /modern user-centered public administration whose functioning is based on the respect of principles of /Rule of Law and democracy. Participants discussed amongst other issues access to public information and transparency, protection of personal data, quality management, e-government initiatives and deontology of civil service. The working languages of this seminar were English and French.

The main objective of the UniDem Med Campus (University for Democracy) is 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. It is financed by the joint Council of Europe-European Union Programme "Regional Support to Reinforce Human rights, Rule of Law and Democracy in the Southern Mediterranean" (South Programme IV).
* 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 and European Union member States on this issue.

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