International short programmes (Pic)

  • Formation continue

In 2022, the National Institute of Public Service (INSP) organises international short programmes (Pic). These intensive 1-week or 2-week courses aim at senior civil servants and provide in-depth training on a specific topic.
Catalogue 2022 programmes internationaux courts (Pic) - EN

International short programmes 2022


In 2022, the Institut National du Service Public (INSP) organises international short programmes (Pic). Each of them provides senior civil servants with in-depth training and helps them build skills related to governance issues and changes in national and European public action.

These programmes are about sharing national experiences. They include conferences, seminars, round tables, case studies, practical exercises and fieldwork. Each programme takes a European and international perspective and benefits from a comparative approach.

Courses are taught either in French or in English. Our programmes are specifically designed for senior civil servants in foreign administrations, public company executives or non-profit organisation officials who seek further training in a specific field.

Programmes in English

Human resources management in the public sector • Urban management and development • Negotiating within the European Union : european economic diplomacy • Crisis management at the european and international levels

Catalogue 2022 programmes internationaux courts (Pic) - Programmes in English


Catalogue 2022 programmes internationaux courts (Pic) - Programmes en français

Programmes en français

Le leader dans la crise • Protection de l'environnement : approche réglementaire de l'Union européenne • Contrôle et audit de la dépense publique • L'Union européenne et ses partenaires économique : diplomatie économique européenne • Conduite du changement et intelligence collective (...)



Main advantages of the international short programmes


  • Courses taught by professionals, experts in their field;
  • Expertise from our two Chairs in partnership with the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle (ENSCI-Les ateliers) and the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS);
  • Close collaboration with the Agence française de développement (AFD), the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (OIF), as well as the Institut français, the French National Assembly and the French Senate;
  • Comparative and interdepartmental approach;
  • Innovative teaching methods, hybrid learning, use of specific platforms;
  • Programmes that combine lectures, case studies and practical exercises.





Admission requirements

  • The international programmes are dedicated to international senior civil servants working in government departments, senior managers in public sector companies, or similar profiles. Applicants must show proof of at least three years of professional experience and must:

    • be introduced by their government ;
    • hold a master’s degree or an equivalent degree certifying that they have attended university or equivalent for at least four years; or in certain cases, hold a position of responsibility demonstrating an equal level of competence ;
    • be fluent in the language in which the course is delivered.
    • Applications must be submitted online: via the "apply online" buttons on this page for English-taught programmes and via the " inscrivez-vous" buttons on this page for French-taught programmes
    • The application forms must be completed, and the required official documents download. Home government officials must then submit the application to the Cooperation and Cultural Action Service (SCAC) of the French Embassy in the residence country of the candidate, which will forward them to the INSP.
    • Applicants have up to 60 days before the beginning of on-site programmes to submit a complete application. Applicants have up to 30 days before the beginning of online programmes to submit a complete application. Please note : the stated deadlines must be strictly respected. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    • The INSP reserves the right to cancel any course that has insufficient numbers of applicants by the deadline
    Financial terms

    Tuition fees for candidates without a French government grant must be paid by bank transfer no later than 30 days before the beginning of the on-site programmes and 15 days before the beginning of online programmes. The applicants who will show proof of sufficient financial means to cover tuition fees, travel, accommodation, and insurance, will obtain confirmed admission.

    Cancellations and refunds for students without grants
    • 100% refundable if cancellation is received at least 15 days prior to the programme start date.
    • If cancellation is received less than 15 days prior to the programme start date, you will not be able to claim a refund. In case of any exceptional circumstances, please contact us.
    • If you fail to attend all or part of the course, you will not be able to claim a refund.
    • Cancellations will be accepted only by mail or e-mail (the date of the receipt will be considered the effective date). Cancellations by telephone will not be accepted.
    Attending the PIC Course
    • Once applicants are confirmed as admitted, they must make all necessary arrangements to be present on day one at the INSP.
    • Applicants need to arrange for their stay in Paris before they arrive and start the programme.
    • Applicants should therefore plan to arrive at least 24 hours before the programme starts.
    • Applicants who would miss the first day of the course might be refused to the following courses and might waive any grant obtained for the course.
    • The certificate of attendance will only be issued to participants who have attended the programme in full and with attention.
  • A French government grant (covering tuition fees and accommodation costs) can be applied for at the French Embassy.

    Applicants can also apply for a grant from a national or international institution, either public or private, or from the same government that introduced them.

    This grant must be granted in France by an accredited organisation.




Any questions? Please contact us!

Nadine Gardelle-Coringe, Executive education

Tel : 01 44 41 85 88

Contact form
Date de création de la révision
23 mai 2022