Welcome on the webpages of the EMPA Network!

“In the 25 years of its existence, the European Masters in Public Administration Network has developed an original and multilateral exchange programme for students and scholars based on the principles of interconnectedness and mutualisation of knowledge and experience. It groups together the leading European universities in the areas of comparative public administration and public policies in a cutting edge programme.

Nowadays, a general training in Public Administration is not enough and you must use your Masters studies to sharpen your profile. EMPA provides you with a unique opportunity to specialize in the area of expertise of the host university during a semester. An experience abroad is invaluable when it not only allows you to encounter different educational systems and styles but brings you specific assets.

Participating in EMPA is a unique experience to explore multiple ways to address the challenges of an evolutionary public administration and get the recognition of a prestigious university. Finally, you will become part of a wider EMPA community of alumni, connected to academics, students and friends across the world and participate in our effort to bring the European civil servants together!”
— Prof.dr. Frits M. van der Meer (Leiden University)
Exchange student 1994-1995 from Leuven to Rotterdam

Dated back in 1994, I experienced the participation in EMPA. After all these years I still remember the vigorous way of doing Public Administration science in a European context within a multinational, multilingual environment. The foundations for an enlarged vision of what Public Administration could offer not only to dedicated scholars and students but also for practitioners, were laid in K.U Leuven followed in Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. The academic discourses that started there still continue to date, with colleagues in the field.
My teachers –through a well designed and taught programme - offered a wide and in depth perspective other than the bureaucratic model, discussing issues of the today agenda, proving the innovative character of the programme.
The EMPA Network, for those keen on Public Management and Public Policy, is a unique choice to enrich their knowledge and experience in the field.

Leuven, a city full of vividness and tranquility simultaneously, is a unique place to spend for studying and living.

Public Administration is a science and an art. EMPA can serve both.

Best regards

Manolis Tzouvelekas
— Exchange student 1994-1995 from Leuven to Rotterdam