Study Tours

Agora CE has organized a number of study tours since 2004 on various topics and with support of different donors.

In the following text, you will find examples of study tours on different topics and for different kind of participants. Otherwise, you can find all study tours ordered by year in the menu on the right. 

Topic: Political system of the Czech Republic, public administration, citizen participation

Knowledge Transfer of Czech Experience: Modern approach to managing and developing human resources of parliament of Georgia

October 2011; UNDP

Main objective of this project aimed at supporting the Parliament of Georgia in ongoing reforms to ensure that administrative systems meet institutional needs and effective parliamentary development and management tools are introduced. Special focus was to increase awareness of Georgian Parliament on Czech approach in the area of parliamentary development, operations and management, with a particular focus on: modern approach to managing and developing human resources system in parliaments; public relation strategies and communication tools; modern research methods and IT tools; coordination and implementation of reforms and establishing grounds for adoption of selected experiences from the Czech Republic.

Enhancing Citizen Participation in Decision-Making Process at the National and Local Level by applying Cech Best Practices in Ukraine

July 2011; UNDP

The main focus of the study Tour for representatives of the civil society organizations and officers from the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in the Czech Republic will be on public involvement and on the role of CSOs in this process. Participants will meet representatives from CSOs from different fields (ecology, social services, civic rights, culture etc.). They will also have the possibility to speak to representatives of all levels of government – state, regional and local government, all carefully selected for their active role in the field of civic engagement, about their experience gained during the transformation and creation of the CSO sector and civic society in the Czech Republic.

Topic: Public administration in the field of environmental protection

Capacity Building of Armenian Public Employees on Environmental Monitoring, Information Management and Reporting

October 2010; UNDP

The primary objective of this one week study tour was to familiarize the principal staff of the key Project’s stakeholders with the international system of environmental monitoring, information management and reporting, on the example of Czech Republic.

Topic: Education

Study tour of Armenian experts to the Czech Republic on Vocational education best practices and active labor market policy in the Czech Republic

The objective of one week study tour was to learn on vocational education best practices and active labor market policy in Czech Republic to be able to replicate them back to Armenia taking into account national peculiarities.

Topic: Economic transformation

Enhancing institutional capacity in economic transformation policy-making process in Ukraine: Knowledge transfer from the Czech Republic to Ukraine

2008; UNDP

The overall objective of this Study Tour was to provide an opportunity for representatives of national authorities of Ukraine to learn experience of Czech Republic during the Economic Transformation and first years of its EU membership.

The intended outcome of the Study Tour was to equip the participants to make a solid and substantial contribution to the development agenda of Ukraine. As the project was implemented in close interaction with Czech experts, it resulted in dissemination of best practices, raising awareness and capacity of policy-makers and civil servants. The feedback received in the course of the project was used for further UNDP work in the regions and globally.