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 difficult situation in provision of the technical assistance has continued in 2021 because of worldwide Covid pandemic. Unlike our initial plans to organise the seminars in Prague we were forced to realize the seminars entirely on-line. Nevertheless, 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 2022. In the hope to satisfy the demand, the offered seminars cover the issues most requested over the past years, including cash circulation management and coordinating policies in an integrated monetary and supervisory authority. On top of that, the seminar “Near-Term Forecasting and Data Analysis” held in two-year cycles will be taking place on-line in 2022. 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 2022 provided that the pandemic situation allows it. 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 2022.

Mr Zdeněk Virius
Executive Director
Administration Department