Igor Vukonjanski, Danijela Vasilijević, Nikola Mitić

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One of the key problems faced by public policy makers in the area of public administration reform is the modernization and professionalisation of the public sector. This, above all, means creating a well-trained and efficient administration. In order to achieve these principles, it is necessary to provide, among other things, permanent professional development of public sector employees for the duration of their work. Bearing in mind the lack of a systematic and purposeful approach in addressing this issue, practice leads us to find a new, comprehensive and sustainable system of professional development of employees in the public sector. Modern andragogical approaches in this field, which give the primacy to the so-called "non-formal education", as well as the established concept of "new public management", further stimulate the search for new approaches to permanent professional improvement of public sector employees, with optimal use of small budget funds allocated for this purpose.


professional development, civil servants, public sector

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