Scuola Nazionale dell’Amministrazione
National School of Administration

The Italian National School for Administration, established in 1957, is the higher education and research institution supervised by the office of the Prime Minister. Its purpose is to train the Italian civil servants, to support and develop innovation in the reform process of the Italian Public Administration. The mission of the SSPA is to provide excellence in postgraduate-level education for civil servants, to improve Public Sector efficiency and to foster the competitiveness of the Italian economy. Training courses provided by the SSPA cover the civil servants’ entire career cycle: preparatory courses for the competitive entrance examination, courses for the successful candidates, ongoing education and training, career development courses and refresher courses.
The tasks of the SSPA include:

  • Selection and recruiting central Government managers;
  • Running training courses for the Central Government’s civil servants on ongoing innovations and reforms;
  • Research, analysis and documentation on training for the reform and innovation of the civil service;
  • Organizing training courses for senior civil servants abroad;
  • Providing training and refresher courses, under government contracts, for civil servants and other public sector employees outside of the
    Central Government, for public service-providers and other institutions and private corporations;
  • Research, analysis and consultancy services on methodologies and criteria for the assessment of training courses supplied to the civil service by public and private providers;
  • Developing relations with similar agencies and training establishment in third countries.