Coordinators of Economic Reforms Programs as Inspired Leaders (By Invitation only)

Mar 6, 2020 Ljubljana, Slovenia No Fee
Feb 27, 2020 Leadership for Managing Reforms

This learning initiative will strengthen the capacities of the Coordinators for the Economic Reform Programme from Western Balkans and Turkey to successfully lead the complex process of development, costing and budgeting of their respective Economic Reform Programme

The development of the Economic Reform Program (ERP) in a specific country is a highly collaborative process across a large number of line ministries and government institutions and it involves public consultations and reaching out to businesses and academia. The process involves several specific stages, starting with economic analysis and projections, identification of obstacles for growth and competitiveness, and compiling a set of structural interventions, reforms to be undertaken by the line ministries, and/or their agencies. It also requires close cooperation and support by the top leadership in the governments of the country and at the European Commission.

This complex process is led by a Coordinator for the Economic Reform Programme (ERP Coordinators) in each of the candidates and potential candidates for membership in the European Union. The ERP Coordinators are highly experienced, educated and skillful public servants that typically work in the ministries of finance, or the offices of the prime ministers in each country. With their close teams, they make sure to understand the ERP development process, communicate with the European Commission during negotiations and assessment of the document, coordinate all line ministries involved in drafting and implementation of the structural reforms, the central banks, etc. They are also responsible to coordinate the assistance they receive in this process that, in most of the beneficiary countries, comes from several different development agencies or donors, involving different types of experts.


To strengthen the capacities of ERP Coordinators to:

  • Act as Inspiring Leaders in the process of development of the ERP
  • Communicate effectively with a variety of experts and types of personalities across the line ministries
  • Motivate and engage partners, collaborates and employees
  • Write policy measures and documents
  • Understand and practice value-based collaboration and communication

Participants and Languages

This event is by invitation only. Participants are the ERP Coordinators from the beneficiary countries and members of the Steering Committee of the project Fiscal Implications of Structural Reforms (Western Balkans and Turkey), and members of their teams. The learning initiative will be delivered in English.

Place and Time

This learning initiative will take place on March 6, 2020, in Bled, Slovenia.


The learning initiative will be delivered under the guidance of:

  • Jana Repanšek, Centre of Excellence in Finance
  • Drikus Kriek, Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia


The learning initiative will be delivered in cooperation with IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia. It is funded by the European Union and implemented within the project Strengthening Line Ministries Capacities to Assess Fiscal Implications of Structural Reforms.


This learning initiative was supported by:

Funded by the European Union