Jun 24, 2022

New Learning Opportunities for Improving the Quality of Economic Reform Programmes Now Available

After successfully completing the Strengthening Line Ministries’ Capacities to Assess Fiscal Implications of Structural Reforms (FISR) project, we are happy to continue strong cooperation with the European Commission. In June 2022, we started an EU-funded multi-beneficiary Structural Reforms Better Integrated Within Fiscal Frameworks (FISR 2) project which will address the specific challenges in the Economic Reform Programme (ERP) process of the EU candidates and potential candidates from the Western Balkans and Turkey.

The FISR2 project is designed to strengthen the integration of structural reforms within fiscal frameworks in the ERPs. Through interactive, participatory, and methodologically diverse learning experiences, the project activities will offer support in the following areas: 

  • Budgetary and strategic planning of structural reforms 
  • Impact assessment of structural reforms and monitoring their implementation
  • Mechanisms for coordinated and participatory ERP process
  • Knowledge management and regional exchange on ERP process 

»We recognize the need for reviewing the position and role of structural reforms outlined in the ERP within the overall strategic planning and budgeting systems of a country. We invite public officials working in line ministries, finance ministries, and other relevant public institutions who actively contribute to the ERP preparation process, to join us in learning opportunities that will bring more visibility to the ERP process and raise top-level discussions on the ERP.” says Tara Vasiljević, FISR2 project manager.

The ERP Coordinators anticipate further advancement of their ERPs in coming years and recognize the FISR2 project as a valuable platform for regional exchange, joint and tailor-made learning. Listen to their impressions here. We thank ERP Coordinators for entrusting us with this role and commit to responding to their learning needs in a flexible and agile manner throughout the FISR2 project’s length. 

All project activities will apply people-centered learning approaches and put the learner at the center of project activities. They will be organized in classrooms, online, or as combined (blended/ hybrid) events and they will be of different duration. Activities will be designed in close cooperation with the seven beneficiary ERP teams, to ensure they adequately address their specific learning needs. 

The FISR2 project will be implemented between June 2022 and February 2026. 

We invite you to learn more about the FISR2 project here and find out how you can join us by following this link.