About the Project
The governments of EU member states face new challenges. Government policy is increasingly defined by European law, and the expanding competencies of the European Union now touch on areas that used to be national fields of policy. At the same time, interior and security policy themes such as migration require cross-border coordination and a shared approach. The Bellevue Programme aimed at fostering cooperation between public administrative bodies in Europe. It provided young executives from key government authorities across ten EU member states with a 12-month work placement in one of the partner countries. The programme promoted on the one hand the participants’ professional, intercultural and European policy expertise and hence their capacity to assume leadership positions. On the other hand, it intensified cross-border cooperation between ministries, thereby enhancing their European outlook and competence.