Technical assistance

Foreword

Since 2001, the Czech National Bank has been actively involved in providing technical cooperation amongst central banks by offering mainly international central banking courses for central bank staff from around the world. However, the year of 2020 was the most challenging year in our history of provision of the technical assistance because of worldwide Covid pandemic. Much to our deep regret for the very first time we needed to suspend three international seminars and one seminar was realized on-line. However, we still believe that the very valuable feature of seminars is creation of interpersonal relationships and exchange of different approaches among experts coming from different central banks and countries. The attendance of colleagues from a wide range of institutions and their positive feedback on the cooperation has proved that the activities of the Czech National Bank were valued and provided our experts with the motivation to invest themselves in further experience sharing and offering our know-how in the technical cooperation programme.

Allow me to present you with the new training programme containing details of the seminars prepared by the Czech National Bank for 2021. In the hope to satisfy the demand, three out of five offered seminars cover the issues most requested over the past years, including cash circulation management, central bank governance and coordinating policies in an integrated monetary and supervisory authority. On top of that, the seminars “Payment and Securities Settlement Systems and Payment Systems Regulation” and “Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting Workshop” held in two-year cycles will be taking place in 2021. All seminars are prepared and led by the Czech National Bank’s experts who deal with the presented issues on a daily basis. The workshops also include active contributions by the participants in the form of presentations and panel discussions. This creates an environment that encourages sharing experience and expertise, not only from the Czech National Bank to other institutions, but also amongst the institutions themselves.

I believe that the offer prepared by our experts will meet your institution´s needs and that we will have the honour of hosting your members of staff again at the Czech National Bank in 2021. In addition, the Czech National Bank is prepared to offer its know-how on specific topics and to welcome your experts for a visit or online on an individualised basis. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you should feel a need for any expertise we can provide.

We look forward to welcoming colleagues from other central banks at our events at the Czech National Bank in 2021.

Mr Zdeněk Virius
Executive Director
Administration Department