Based inMaastricht in theNetherlands, the European Institute of Public Administration was founded in 1981 as a study centre for lawyers, academics and civil servants concerned with the quality of management and delivery of services in the public sector, at European, national and regional levels. With a staff of some 50 academics and other experts, EIPA offers Master’s degrees in European public administration, European legal studies, and European integration and regionalism. It has established specialist ‘antennae’ inBarcelona(regional policy), Luxembourg (legal studies), Milan (social and health policy) and most recently Warsaw (financial management). It organizes a wide range of open and commissioned seminars and training courses, conducts original research and provides consultancy advice. The working languages are English and French. EIPA is not itself a European Union body, although about a third of its income comes from contracts with the EU institutions. It has agreements with the individual member states of theUnion, representatives of which largely make up its Board of Governors.
See also College of Europe, European University Institute.
Copyright: Anthony Teasdale, 2012
Citation: The Penguin Companion to European Union (2012), additional website entry