i07: Building Public Administration Skills – training workers and managing the future (88 M€)
Responding to today’s challenges with the goal of more resilient, greener and digital societies requires the development of organisational capacity in all public bodies and entities. It is therefore important to ensure the Public Administration has qualified human resources, particularly in terms of management and technology, in order to take effective advantage of ongoing changes, especially in digital technology, with a view to providing a better public service.
This investment will implement three major programmes aimed at building Public Administration workers’ and managers’ skills:
- Skills building programmes include:
- Infoexclusão Zero, aimed at public sector workers in a situation of info-exclusion (potentially complementing the Qualifica AP Programme);
- AP Digital 4.0, based on three axes, in close coordination with higher education institutes: a) Training in productivity tools; b) Training for technicians in IT careers and/or those performing related functions; c) Training in emerging technologies and management, aimed at Public Administration managers and workers;
- Higher and advanced training in management and administration, provided by INA and/or in partnership with higher education institutes, preferably aimed at managers.
- Qualifica AP Programme – Action Plan 2021-2026 – development of a multi-year action plan for the implementation of the Qualifica AP Programme objectives approved by Council of Ministers Resolution No. 32/2019 of 31 January 2019;
- Professional Public Administration traineeship programme – consists of a space for the development of young university graduates’ skills, providing their first contact with the labour market, where the trainees and the employers benefit mutually from a rationale of transmission and renewal of institutional and intergenerational knowledge.
Finally, investments will also be made with a view to promoting more agile and flexible ways of working in public functions, namely through remote working, as a means of improving personal and professional life balance. This objective will be pursued through initiatives tending towards job portability (acquisition of equipment allowing remote working) and the promotion of decentralised co-work spaces distributed throughout the country, which will also contribute towards territorial cohesion.