This course lasting 8 months shares the same objectives as the initial training given to French trainee “attachés”, who have passed the IRA competitive entrance examinations and who are destined to hold administrative management posts and responsibilities in ministerial departments in Paris or in ministries’ local branches and field services throughout the country.
Conditions for admission
- be civil servants or public sector officers,
- have a degree at Masters 1 level or have completed an equivalent course
- have at least some professional experience,
- speak and write fluent French,
- pass the joint ENA/IRA entrance examinations which require a good knowledge of the French administrative system and the European institutions
Objectives of the teaching modules:
- To become acquainted with public service culture: the rights & duties of the civil servant, ethics, values, internal codes and customs
- To acquire a grasp of the practices of public administration through its managers, its issues and an across-the-board thematic approach to public policy (budgetary frameworks, accounting, financial analysis, consistency in public policy)
- To appropriate the positioning and the role of the public service manager (basics of interpersonal communication, project management, operational management,…)
These objectives are also those of the initial training given to French trainee “attachés”, who have passed the IRA competitive entrance examinations and who are destined to hold administrative management posts and responsibilities in ministerial departments in Paris or in ministries’ local branches and field services throughout the country.
The course alternates teaching in the Institutes and periods in professional settings (internships in administrative departments or services).
Students are assessed at the end of the course. Students will receive a certificate stating that they have passed the CiIRA training course on completion of the course.
The opportunity to complete this cycle by obtaining a Master in the partner universities of the IRA will be considered on a case by case basis.
The tuition fees for the CiIRA course are €4,000. The student should add general living expenses to this amount. Bursaries may be available from national or international institutions, public or private, or from the government presenting the applicant. Bursaries may also be applied for from the cooperation and cultural action department ("SCAC") of the French Embassy in the student's home country.
The same online procedure is used for all the ENA's international courses. It is therefore necessary to indicate when doing the online application which course has been chosen (CiIRA). Application forms should be printed and sent to the Cooperation and Culture Department of the French Embassy in the applicant's home country.