On 26 October 2017, the Regional Western Balkans Master Programme in Public Procurement Management was launched in Belgrade. The University of Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy manages the course in partnership with the EBRD to be held at the campus of the University of Belgrade. The Programme is co-financed by the CEI Know-how Exchange Programme (KEP) through the CEI Fund at the EBRD, sponsored by Italy.
 
The full-time advanced postgraduate Master’s programme has been designed to improve skills and upgrade the competence of  34 early and mid-career procurement professionals from across the Western Balkans. The Master’s aims at boosting the students’ skills to design and administer procurement solutions to resolve complex, strategic, managerial and organisational challenges in addition to contemporary issues on the job.

Special emphasis is placed on professional capacity, ethics, transparency, and accountability. The learning activities and training modules cover relevant topics for good procurement, such as strategic tools for purchasing procedure, economic analysis of markets, international procurement law, contract complaints and disputes, quality management and green procurement, public-private partnership, integrity and anti-corruption in public procurement.


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