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In 2023, the Institut national du service public [French National Institute of Public Service] is organising fifteen international short programmes, each allowing to deepen the knowledge and skills related to the subjects of governance and the transformation of national and European public action.
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Get trained in France on the challenges of the transformation of public action

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In 2023, the Institut national du service public [French National Institute of Public Service] is organising fifteen international short programmes, each allowing to deepen the knowledge and skills related to the subjects of governance and the transformation of national and European public action.

These programmes, developed in conjunction with the ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères [French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs], provide high-level foreign executives and decision-makers with an insight into the French political and administrative organisation and its experience in public management by supporting the development of skills in the fields of governance and the transformation of public action.

As a tool for continuous professional training, in line with the INSP's new ambitions as a central operator for the continuous training of senior State officials, they aim to acquire, develop and strengthen skills in key areas: public policy-making, the State budget, public innovation, human resources management, leadership and management, sustainable development, the fight against corruption, crisis management and European affairs.

  • These practice-oriented training courses consist not only of conferences and round tables, but also include case studies, simulations, group exercises and meetings held in the field. They involve high-level institutional partners, starting with the National Assembly and the Senate.

    Attending an INSP international short course is an opportunity to enrich professional practice by updating existing knowledge, discussing in depth with the best French and European specialists and confronting experience with colleagues and counterparts from all over the world.

    These programmes, in both French and English, are in line, and provide continuity with the training of foreign civil servants as part of the International Long Cycle (Cil) and the International Advanced Cycle (Cip) by providing a complementary range of courses.

    We hope that these programmes, which are constantly updated, will provide concrete answers to all participants, feed their reflection, and support them in the accomplishment of their assignments with respect to the imperatives of efficiency of the administrations of their countries and the expectations and demands of their fellow citizens in the context of today's major challenges, whether ecological, social, or economic.

We very much hope that this offer will appeal to many decision-makers from all our partner countries around the world, and that we will have the pleasure of welcoming them to the INSP !

Maryvonne Le Brignonen • Directrice de l'Institut national du service public (INSP)

Portrait Maryvonne Le Brignonen
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Programmes in English

Organisation of parliamentary work • Human resources management in the public sector • Negotiation within and with the European Union • Urban management and sustainable development • Crisis management (...)
Discover the programmes in English

Catalogue 2023 programmes internationaux courts (Pic)


Catalogue 2023 programmes internationaux courts (Pic)

Programmes in French

Management et leadership • Concevoir, piloter et évaluer les politiques publiques • L’UE et ses partenaires économiques • Mobilisation des ressources fiscales et douanières • Climat, énergie, environnement (...)
Découvrez les programmes en français



Key points


  • A professionally-oriented training approach that emphasises the importance of anchoring teaching in the applicant’s professional context; and that links theoretical, methodological and practical dimensions.


  • Courses designed in conjunction with experts and leading professionals


  • Close collaboration with the Ecole pratique des métiers de la diplomatie [French Practical School of Diplomacy] et le ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères [Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs], le ministère de la transformation et de la fonction publique [Ministry of Transformation and the Civil Service], le ministère de l'Économie, des Finances et de la Souveraineté industrielle et numérique [Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty], the Agence française de développement [French Development Agency], the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie [International Organisation of Francophonie], the Institut français [French Institute], the Assemblée nationale [National Assembly] and the Sénat [Senate]


  • A comparative intercultural approach based on sharing national experiences 


  • A variety of teaching methods combining conferences, case studies, field visits and practical exercises



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Admission requirements

  • Applicant profile

    The international programmes are reserved to international senior civil servants working in government departments, senior managers in public sector companies, or similar profiles. Applicants must:

    • be introduced by their administration;
    • 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.


    Proficiency in the language in which the course is delivered is essential.

    Certain profiles from the private sector closely linked to the themes addressed by the programme may also apply, subject to the same registration conditions.


    The application procedure will change from 2024 onwards, with details to be announced in the coming weeks (registrations are not open yet).

    The prescribed deadlines must be strictly met. Incomplete applications will not be examined. The deadline for sending applications is 40 days before the start of face-to-face courses and 20 days before the start of online courses. Applicants must ensure that they receive their visa in good time if it is required for entry into France. The INSP reserves the right to cancel any course that does not receive a sufficient number of applications by the deadline.

    Financial terms

    Tuition fees for candidates without a French government grant must be paid by bank transfer at least 20 days before the beginning of the programmes on site and 15 days before the beginning of the online programmes.

    The applicants who can prove that they have the financial means to cover the costs of tuition fees, travel, accommodation, and insurance, will obtain confirmed admission. 

    Cancellations and refunds for students without grants

    For any cancellation occurring more than 15 days before the beginning of the programme, the course fees will be fully refunded.

    For cancellations occurring less than 15 days before the beginning of the course, only half of the course fees will be refunded. In case of any exceptional circumstances, please contact us.

    If you fail to attend all or part of the course, you will not be entitled to claim a refund.

    Cancellations are only accepted by postal mail or e-mail (the date of receipt being the effective date). Cancellations are not accepted by telephone.

    Attending the Pic course

    Once applicants have received the confirmation of their admission, they must make all the necessary arrangements to ensure they can be present at the INSP on the first day of the programme. Similarly, they must arrange their stay in Paris before their arrival. Applicants should therefore plan to arrive at least 24 hours before the start of the programme.

    Applicants who do not attend to the first day of the course may be denied the right to attend to the following courses and to waive any grant obtained for the course. The certificate of attendance will only be issued to participants who have fully and attentively attended the programme.

  • A French government grants (covering tuition fees and living expenses) can be applied for at the French embassy in the applicant's country of residence.

    It may also be sought from a national or international institution, public or private, or from the administration that referred the candidate.



Adapted courses

The INSP offers adjusted training programmes in France (Paris or Strasbourg) or on your site, for a specific audience identified by national institutions. Reservations can be made throughout the year.

A pedagogical and financial proposal is made by the INSP to the beneficiary and, once this proposal has been approved, a training agreement can be drawn up between the two organisations.

These programmes can be designed in the following formats: 

  • Personalised and itinerary study visits

  • International in-class courses – Seminars 

  • Video-conference courses – Seminars

  • Webinar – Online seminars 

  • Online classes and distance-learning practical classes 

All training courses can be delivered in hybrid formats, combining distance-learning and in-class sessions.




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Date de création de la révision
31 juillet 2023