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Legislative basis of the Education for Public Administration in the EU

Within the idea that public management serves public administration, it is worth observing that at the European administration’s level, the Charter of the Fundamental Rights of the European Union , states in Article 41 the right of European citizens to benefit from a good administration achieved at a European community level by the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union and the employees within the European Union. Also in Article 43 it is established that any citizen of the Union, natural or legal person that is in residence or has the registered office in a member state, has the right to notice the European Ombudsman concerning the defective administration cases in the activity of the European community bodies and institutions, except the Justice Court of the European Union when exerting its jurisdictional function.

On 6th September 2001 the European Parliament adopted the resolution that ratified the European Code of Good Administrative Behaviour that had to be respected by all bodies and institutions of the European Union, their administrative services and civil servants, when working with natural or legal persons.

Based on Recommendation 1615 (2003) of the European Parliament, taking into account that public administrations play a significant role in democratic societies, that they operate in various particular fields and that their activity can affect the rights and interests of numerous private people, that at their turn have a series of rights and in order to help these people, the Committee of Ministers adopted the Code of Good Administration .

This Code sets out the rules and principles that public administrations, including the national ones have to apply in their relations with natural and legal persons of civil law.

A good administration is protected willingly or by constraint imposed by the punishing force of the juristic act, thing that implies respecting some principles that form the operational framework of a public manager’s activity (the principle of legality, equality, impartiality, proportionality, legal security, respecting a reasonable deadline, participation of private persons, respect of private life, transparency


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