Peru's National School of Public Administration, "Escuela Nacional de Administración Pública" (ENAP), has the mission to train Peruvian administrative staff. For the improvement of the basic training of administrative staff ENAP, whose director studied in Speyer, looks to Germany. In a first step, the FSRP had a situational analysis prepared by a professor from a German administrative college and a Spanish-speaking organisational consultant together with a Peruvian expert to better understand their reality and current challenges and the context of their actions before organising the visit programme for the Peruvian partners in Germany.
Building on this, in early December 2016 a team of three executives from ENAP visited seven public sector education and training institutions in four federal states. Potential areas of cooperation were identified for six of the institutions visited. At the North Rhine-Westphalia University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration (FHöV NRW) and the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer (DUVS) with the affiliated German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer, the first cooperation possibilities have already become more concrete.
In the subsequent kick-off planning workshop in Hamburg the ENAP representatives identified five subject areas in which they seek support: curriculum development for training in mid-level service, training and further education for managers, soft skills development strategies in the area of teacher training and procedures for the selection, management and evaluation of civil servants. On the other hand, the Peruvian participants also showed areas in which they could offer experience and expertise in return. These include in particular teaching methods for interdisciplinary courses or case studies and digital solutions such as a digital library.
The German universities also named the areas in which they could imagine cooperation. Across the universities, there was great interest in a student exchange through semesters abroad, research stays or internships abroad. Some German universities were also interested in an exchange of teachers or further education for ENAP teachers.