Public Governance in the Arab world
The Euro-Arab Institute Foundation for Education and Training with the academic collaboration of the University of Granada, has started a master program in Public Governance in the Arab world. This initiative aims to place the Euro-Arab Institute Foundation at the forefront of Governance programs, becoming an international point of reference in Governance studies in the Arab world.
Modern governance, both from a theoretical and applied point of view, is gaining in prominence as a tool for State-Society interaction. In recent years, it has been shown that direct public action should not be regarded as the only method for social intervention, and elements such as mediation, arbitration and self-regulation can be more effective. Therefore, implementing mechanisms for Good Governance ensures that the multiple interests and resource needs of various actors, both public and private, are met.
Good Governance in Arab countries is of the up-most importance, and achieving it among Arab regimes and their current nominative ambiguity requires a combination of democracy and freedom. It also requires strong support and enforcement of laws that guarantee rights and fundamental freedoms, achieve horizontal and vertical accountability to control the executive power, and ensure balance among public and private actors. Similarly, there is a need for administrative reforms to increase the economic capacity of these countries. The Jasmine revolution in Tunisia has inspired a social movement against poor governance and corruption in the Arab world while demanding positive change. To face these demands, Arab countries need specialized senior officials, and this program aims to explore and share the experiences of democratic principles and law to Arab leaders in Public Administration.
- Provide civil servants with the capacity to address and efficiently manage today’s unavoidable challenges in the Arab world.
- Understand the concept of Governance and its applicability in the Arab world. Become familiar with the Indicators of Governance such as voice and accountability, political stability, government effectiveness, regulation quality, rule of law, control of corruption, average institutional quality, etc.
- Train civil servants and managers working in Public Administration entities from Arab countries.
- Reinforce relations between Europe and the Arab world through education, transfer of knowledge and mutual understanding.
- Applied study of Public Administration Reform in Arab countries.
- Build and enhance leadership capabilities.
- Strengthen the Arab women empowerment process.
- Provide capabilities to implement e-government and ICT as tools in providing public services.
- Improve multi-level relations inside the Arab World.
- Consolidate the process of integration and cooperation at regional and global levels.
- Highlight the importance of gender-equality in mainstream society to achieve good governance principles.