REACHING FURTHER, MOVING FASTER: BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS AND PRACTITIONERS
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This is the Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) – the premier organization where students, experts, scholars, and practitioners of Public Administration. With this online platform, we are just one click away from anywhere in the world. We are a community that exercises dynamism and excellence towards efficient and effective Public Administration and Governance in Asia and the Pacific region and beyond.
The EROPA is an international organization of states, groups and individuals in the region of Asia and the Pacific. The organization was founded in 1960 as a response to the common desire among developing and developed countries to promote regional cooperation in improving knowledge, systems and practices of government administration to help accelerate economic and social development. It was the first organization in the region to be devoted to the development of public administration in order to advance the economic and social development of countries in Asia and the Pacific. The EROPA consists of state members in the region, institutions and groups in the area such as institutes or schools of public administration, universities, agencies and municipal corporations and individuals whose achievements in the field of governance and public administration are recognized.
EROPA endeavors to achieve its objectives through regional conferences, seminars, training programs, and publications. Its activities are carried out through the EROPA headquarters in Manila, as well as through its five regional centers, namely the EROPA Development Management Center in Gwacheon, the Republic of Korea, the EROPA E-Government Research Center in Beijing, China, the EROPA Local Government Center in Tokyo, Japan, the EROPA Policy Studies Center in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the EROPA Training Center in New Delhi, India.
Activities of EROPA have been held within and beyond the region such as those conducted in the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, India, the Republic of Korea, Germany, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, the People’s Republic of China, Vietnam, Australia, Samoa, and Brunei Darussalam, among others.
As one of the leading international organizations in Asia and the Pacific region, the EROPA has cooperated with the United Nations in numerous occasions. The organization has been designated by the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN) as one of its Online Regional Centers (ORCs). As such, the EROPA serves as one of UNPAN’s active contributors in Asia and the Pacific region in keeping a database of public administration developments and trends. It also has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
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