Scuola Nazionale dell'Amministrazione

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Scuola Nazionale dell'Amministrazione
- SNA -
founding 1957
Sponsorship Presidency of the Council of Ministers
place Rome , Italy
president Stefano Battini

The Scuola Nazionale dell'Amministrazione (SNA) (dt. "National Administrative School") of Italy is a Rome- based educational institution for the education and training of senior administrative officials. It is subordinate to the office of the Italian Prime Minister .

The headquarters of the SNA is located in the north of Rome on the right bank of the Tiber near the Milvian Bridge and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Via Maresciallo Caviglia and Via dei Robilant . The second seat is in the complex of the Palace of Caserta .


In 1957 the Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione (SSPA) was founded in Rome. Over time, individual ministries established their own schools, namely:

There was also an academy for statistics, economics and social affairs of the national statistical office ISTAT .

As part of a reform in 2013, the Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione was renamed Scuola Nazionale dell'Amministrazione (SNA) , the name being based on the French elite university École nationale d'administration (ENA) , founded in 1945, but without the concept of to take over grandes écoles . The SNA, together with the schools listed above, formed a system that was responsible for the selection, training and further education of civilian public service executives, both at national and regional level. If necessary, one was also active for provinces and municipalities . The universities and their training facilities were coordinated by a committee chaired by the Italian Prime Minister or a minister appointed by him. The committee was based at the SNA, which underlined its prominent position.

As a result of drastic rationalization measures, the schools listed above were dissolved in their previous form at the end of 2014 and incorporated into the SNA as departments. As such, they initially remained at the locations of their predecessor organizations.

The separate educational facilities for judges and public prosecutors , officers and senior police officers as well as fire service managers will remain unchanged.


In August 2014, the SNA concluded agreements with the ministries concerned in order to regulate the organization and training operations for a transitional phase. After completing the integration process and an internal reorganization, the SNA is divided into the following departments (dipartimenti) :

  • Management, organization and personnel
  • European integration and international affairs
  • Economy, finance and statistics
  • Institutions, local authorities, public policy and development

The support area of ​​the SNA comprises two departments with a total of six units. One department is responsible for administrative matters, the other dealt with the organization and further development of the training company. In addition, there is the administration of the branch office in Caserta.


Applicants for training for a higher administrative career must generally have a master’s degree or an equivalent, state-recognized degree from a five-year university degree. A bachelor's degree and several years of relevant professional experience may be sufficient (especially for internal applicants) . The selection is made through a selection process ( concours ) and then during the eight to twelve-month basic and specialist training through examinations and the resulting sequence of qualifications (classement) . The latter decides on the final takeover or advancement as well as on the individual application possibilities.

The SNA also offers numerous other courses and seminars, often in cooperation with universities and authorities at home and abroad.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. DPR April 16, 2013. n.70
  2. Decreto-legge 24 giugno 2014, n.90, Art. 21

Coordinates: 41 ° 56 ′ 15.5 "  N , 12 ° 27 ′ 47.7"  E