Professional training of civil servants: foreign experience




public administration, system of training and certification training, civil servant, system, model, approach.


Background. Along with bringing Ukraine’s economic and legal base in line with European standards, there is a need for a rapid transition to European standards for the training of civil servants, which will reduce the bureaucratic burden and corruption in state and local authorities, and further achieve the goal of membership of the European Union. This process is impossible without using of foreign experience of leading European countries, which will allowformore effective implementation of reform policies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of civil servants.
The aim of the work is to study the existing approaches to the training and retraining of civil servants and to identify priority areas for reforming this process in Ukraine, considering foreign experience.
Materials and methods. In writing the article, general scientific principles of knowledge of socio-economic phenomena and general scientific methods of systematic, logical, structural, factor and comparative analysis were used.
Results. The analysed approaches to the training of civil servants in European practice made it possible to conclude that the current system of training of civil servants in Ukraine should be reformed within the open model, which provides a high level of information technology and distance education, private sector involvement in civil servant training, the advanced nature of learning and continuity of education, along with the formation of a high level of responsibility and work for results.
Conclusion. As a result of the study, it was concluded that the system of training and retraining of civil servants of each analysed country only tends to a single model and usually combines some elements of other models. This process testifies to the mutual integration of modern trends, the convergence, mutual enrichment and interpenetration of different approaches to building the ideal model that would meet the requirements of public administration of a particular country.

Author Biographies

Liudmyla LADONKO, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics

Doctor of Sciences (Economics), Associate professor, Professor at the Department of public administration

Nataliia MIRKO, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics

Candidate of Sciencesin Public Administration, Associate professor at the Department of public administration


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How to Cite

LADONKO Л., & MIRKO Н. (2021). Professional training of civil servants: foreign experience. oreign rade: onomics, inance, aw, 116(3), 108–118.