Director's welcome

Welcome to our website! Serving as a knowledge hub for public officials, we are constantly identifying new learning opportunities in consultation with many recipient institutions and partners. Understanding regional challenges and responding to them, while focusing on country specifics in implementation, are the key success factors of CEF operations. This has allowed us to develop high-quality, timely, and relevant learning programs.

You can join the community at our headquarters in Ljubljana or online at our Online Learning Campus. We are sure the learning experience will be a value for your time invested. We invite you to learn more about us and our learning programs by navigating through the website.

Jana Repanšek,

Short Biography

Jana Repanšek has served as Director of the CEF from 2017 and as Deputy Director from 2005. During this time, she has worked on or initiated a number of capacity development programs and projects in the fields of economic and fiscal policy design and implementation, internal audit, tax reform, health reform, and pension reform. From 2011 she has led CEF’s strategic institutional capacity development effort that resulted in CEF’s becoming a globally-recognized regional knowledge hub. She was responsible for internal legal, organizational and HR-related issues that allowed for smooth transition of the CEF to an international organization in 2015. Before joining the CEF, she from 1998 worked for the World Bank in Washington DC and prior to that, she worked in the private sector in Slovenia. Jana holds an MSc degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of London, SOAS. Her professional focus is on institutional capacity development, managing organizational change, public policy and strategy, public financial management, and international development cooperation.