Why this story matters:
Filipová's group "The Good Civil Servant" is formed by 12 people who have declared that they want to take their profession seriously, improve its reputation and show people that the future of Slovakia is not just in the hands of high profile politicians.
Step one: create a questionnaire, in which both the public and the officials can evaluate the work of civil servants.
So far, the civil service in Slovakia has been hindered by complicated structure, low-quality management and chaos.
"There was not enough stress on ethics or expertise as the driving forces of this profession but rather -- on political interest," claim Monika Filipová.
Two weeks earlier, another initiative of young and well-educated civil servants established "The Good Will Civil Servants Club".
After decades of incompetent and burreaucratic civil service, are we finally witnessing a revolution in the field?
Details from the story:
- Iniciative "Good Civil Servant" is apolitical and neutral.
- Their aim is for civil servants to be proactive, effective, ethical and helpful.
- The head of the initiative is a civil servant at the Slovak Ministry of the Interior, Monika Filipová, who speaks openly about her frustration with public service.