A seminar entitled "Impact and challenges of the economic crisis on Human Resource Management in the public sector" took place in Tallinn, Estonia, on 4 and 5 February 2010. It was a follow up to the 5th Annual Public Management Summer Institute on "Restructuring Government to Overcome Crisis" and was organised by the Ministry of Finance of Estonia, in co-operation with the State Chancellery of Latvia and the Main Department of the Civil Service of Ukraine .
The seminar consisted of a series of plenary sessions with contributions of keynote speakers and individual country presentations prepared by the participants. Click here for the detailed seminar agenda.
The workshop was supposed to enhance the cooperation and sharing of experiences on human resource management and to improve the existing methodologies on promoting public administration reform. Further information can be found in the seminar announcement.
There was a total of 25 participants from the countries in the region. Keynote speakers Dr. Niamh Hardiman of the University College Dublin, Ms. Margret S. Björnsdottir of the University of Iceland, and Professor Tiina Randma-Liiv of the Tallinn Technical University presented contributions on the subject, followed by country presentations. A draft methodology for how to conduct the comparative research planned in the follow-up to the workshop was presented for comments, and a new draft will be circulated in the near future.
The seminar took place in the Hotel Reval Olympia in Tallinn and the working language was English. Government officials with experience in human resources management have been selected on a comptetitive basis to participate in the workshop. For more information, see the original seminar application.
Photos from the event