ACCEPT Pluralism Workshop in Sinaia, Romania

ACCEPT Pluralism, Hertie School of Governance, Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung- SAR Professional Summer School in Public Policy

24-27 August 2012, Sinaia, Romania

From August 24 to 27 2012, SAR has organized the Professional Summer School in Public Policy in Sinaia, Romania, in collaboration with ACCEPT Pluralism project. The event brought together experts from the public sector, political parties and the civil society, as well as independent researchers. The summer school provided participants the opportunity to meet and network with the internationally renowned professors: Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Werner Eichorst, Jobst Fiedler, and Arntraud Hartmann from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.


The summer school aimed to improve the participants' competencies in the area of policy analysis and the drafting of coherent policies, with a distinct focus on policies for equality. The main policy areas covered by the summer school were: economic and social policies, gender equality in the labor market, health and educational policies with a focus on the inclusion of the Roma minority, and the absorption of EU funds. During the four-day event, participants participated in lectures and workshops on the stages of policy analysis, starting from problem definition, mapping the relevant stakeholders, followed by the analysis of alternatives, cost-benefit analysis and finally the evaluation of the public policy. These steps were then applied to a policy subject selected by each participant, and developed in a final paper.   

SS3ACCEPT PLURALISM reports on Cultural Diversity in Romanian Schools and on Tolerance towards Minorities in Romanian Public Administration were used as examples of public policy problems identification and problem solving by professor Pippidi and by relevant participants interested in the subject.

Following the call for applications, SAR has selected 20 participants with an ethnically diverse background, many of them focusing on different areas of expertise within the anti-discrimination field. The participants were experts in policy analysis and evaluation, working for parliamentary parties, experts in public policy departments within ministries, graduate students having professional experience in public policy and experts from the civil society.


This event has been organized with the financial support of the European Commission through the Framework Programme 7 and by the Hertie School of Governance and Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung.

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