SIGMA provides assistance through the (co-)organisation of training seminars/workshops for officials and practitioners, in response to specific needs and priorities. SIGMA also (co-)organises regional conferences on broader issues.

in 2014‌‌

24-25 April

Regional public procurement conference for EU Neighbourhood East countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine), OECD Headquarters Paris, France.
The main purpose of the conference is to provide an opportunity for information sharing and networking for the central public procurement authorities. Participation by invitation only.


9-10 April

Workshop on Auditing of EU funded Programmes, Podgorica, Montenegro
The objective of this workshop is to exchange experiences and to enhance the capacities of the internal auditors and the Audit Authority to audit EU funded programmes in Montenegro.
Agenda English 


27 March

Seminar on Quality Management in the Public Sector, Zagreb, Croatia
The main purpose of this Seminar is to give an overview of key issues and an outline approaches commonly used in quality management in EU Member Countries.  It is also the kick-off session to launch a training programme on quality management for central and local government units and organisations in Croatia. There will be high-level participation from Secretary Generals, Assistant Ministers as well as stakeholders from the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Ministry of Finance, the Central Harmonisation Unit, the State Audit Office, etc.
Draft agenda English I Draft agenda Croatian


25 March

Workshop on developing a new civil cervice law, Tbilisi, Georgia. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss and agree the main structure and main substantial issues/policy options of the new civil service law of Georgia, based on the civil service reform concept of Georgia and European good practices of developing civil service legislation.
Co-organised with the Civil Service Bureau of Georgia

Workshop with the Institute of Finance to discuss the SIGMA report on the capacities of the Institute, Rabat, Morocco.
Agenda French


24-25 March

Two Workshops on new EU Directives in Public Procurement and Concessions-Key changes and transposition requirements, Zagreb, Croatia. The Objective of the workshop is to provide an overview of the most important changes and discuss how these changes may affect the Croatian procurement legislation, the transposition planning and existing procurement practice. Participants will come from the Public Procurement Office and Review Commission of Croatia.
Agenda English I Agenda Croatian  


14 March

Workshop with ministries on how to apply the use of analytical tools in the planning of their concept papers, Pristina, Kosovo*.
Agenda English I Agenda Albanian


13 March

Workshop on practical aspects of EU countries public procurement review systems as well as Albanian Practices, Tirana, Albania. 

Workshop with the Office of the Prime Minister on the analysis, oversight and scrutiny of concept papers, Pristina, Kosovo*.
Agenda English I Agenda Albanian


Further information may be obtained by contacting SIGMA's country co-ordinator.

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*  This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.