The Civil Servants Mobility Program (CSMP) is the experience sharing instrument for civil servants from the Eastern Partnership and Western Balkan countries. The main objective of the CSMP is to share the experience and the best practices through organizing of the study visits in the V4 countries. The visits are focused on the past and recent experience in the implementation of the sectoral reforms and harmonisation of the national legislation with the EU legislation with a specific focus on the very concrete topic of the visit. Representatives of the governments and their agencies, public institutions, as well as regional and/or local government participate in study visits.
At the same time, this instrument contributes to strengthening personal capacities of the state and public administration and local self-government in partner countries. It also serves as the networking tool, widening and deepening the contacts of V4 civil servants and experts with representatives of state bodies and institutions in partner countries. As a rather flexible instrument, it responds to the specific requirements of the partner countries and adjusts program of the individual study stays accordingly.
The study visits help to open or develop an expert dialogue of partner institutions and organizations. Personal meetings of experts during study visits and sharing of professional experience helped to initiate long-term formal and informal partnerships across the state administration, public administration, territorial self-government, as well as non-governmental, academic and private sectors in V4 and partner countries.
The program is organized by consortium Think Visegrad – V4 Think Tank Platform and funded by International Visegrad Fund. All visit take place simultaneously in all V4 countries. Since 2014, 191 civil servants and experts from Ukraine, 37 from North Macedonia, 28 from Georgia, 21 from Kosovo, 21 form Bosnia and Herzegovina, 20 civil servants from Albania, 20 from Montenegro, 12 from Serbia and 12 from Moldova participated in this project to date (12/2022).
* Due to the COVID-19 pandemics was 2021 CSMP edition canceled.
The 2022 edition of the CSMP hosted Civil Servants from Ukraine, North Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2023, Think Visegrad consortium will host Civil Servants from Albania, Moldova and Ukraine.
Read full narrative reports:
2020 and 2022 – CSMP Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Ukraine – REPORT
2020 – CSMP Georgia, Kosovo, Ukraine – REPORT
2019 – CSMP Ukraine, Albania, North Macedonia – REPORT
2018 – CSMP Ukraine & Montenegro – REPORT
2017 – CSMP Ukraine & Serbia- REPORT
2014 – CSMP Focus Georgia – REPORT
2014 – CSMP Ukraine – Pilot project REPORT