Latvia has requested support from the European Commission under Regulation (EU) 2017/825 on the establishment of the Structural Reform Support Programme ("SRSP Regulation"). The request has been analysed by the Commission in accordance with the criteria and principles referred to in Article 7(2) of the SRSP Regulation, following which the European Commission has agreed to provide technical support to the Latvian Ministry of Health for launching a training programme for the Ministry of Health and its subordinate entities so as to improve their capacity to design and implement health policies.
The overall objective of this technical support (TS) project is to contribute to effective provision of good-quality healthcare, in order to enhance institutional, administrative and growth-sustaining structural reforms in line with Article 4 of the SRSP Regulation.
The specific objective of this training programme is to contribute to the improvement of the capacity of the Ministry of Health and its subordinate bodies to plan, initiate, and implement health policy reforms. Notably, this will be achieved through the delivery of tailored training programmes (Latvian Health Executive Programme and Latvian Senior Health Executive Programme).
The programme was officially started on 20th July 2018 based on the Grant Agreement (GA). Before the GA came into force, several site visits and teleconferences were held to prepare the project and establish functional working relations among the Parties (SRSS, LvMoH, SU).
The Programme started with Senior Health Executives (LSHEP) based on request of LvMoH in the middle of August 2018. The senior leadership of the Ministry (the Minister herself and members of the broader Cabinet and chief executives of critical subordinated institutions of the Latvian health care system) took part the whole day in Session 1 which was about macrto level management of the system, political and crisis communication.
One of the developments that grew out from the interaction is that SU will align the change assignments of the LHEP participants with the Ministery’s reform portfolio and also SU will assist the Minister's staff in developing a kind of a reform project portfolio management capacity around her.
At the end of August 2018 the Parties started the Latvian Health Executive Programme (LHEP). The participants of Cohorts were engaged and active. The planned training goals were achieved (significant increase of participants’knowledge in the topics of Modules).
The training assessment methods are working and participants can use the electronic survey methods. It is very useful to see the daily feedback from participants almost in real time. SU team will revise and tune the evaluation methodology along the programme.
The electronic file sharing and support platform is up and running, the participants use it with easy. The facilities are appropriate for the trainings and the dynamic group work tasks creates a holding environment for consultations and interactivity.
The Parties developed a positive working relationship with each other.
Based on the informal feedback, the Partners are satisfied with the way of working and first results and SU tries to be as flexible in responding to emerging needs as possible.
|Award category:||new solutions to complex challenges - a public sector citizen-centric, sustainable and fit for the future - european or national level|
|Sector:||Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform|
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|Keywords:||Health sector policy and reform planning and implementation in Latvia|
|Short English description:||Latvia has requested support from the European Commission under Regulation (EU) 2017/825 on the establishment of the Structural Reform Support Programme ("SRSP Regulation"). The request has been analysed by the Commission in accordance with the criteria and principles referred to in Article 7(2) of the SRSP Regulation, following which the European Commission has agreed to provide technical support to the Latvian Ministry of Health for launching a training programme for the Ministry of Health and its subordinate entities so as to improve their capacity to design and implement health policies.|
|Organisation:||Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia|
|Level of government:||national level|
|Size of organisation:||>100|
|Number of people involved:||>15|
|EU membership:||EU member|