ENA has been replaced by the National Institute of Public Service (INSP) since January 1, 2022 insp.gouv.fr
ENA was founded in 1945, after the Second World War, by an order of the Provisional Government of the French Republic, then chaired by General de Gaulle.
Every day, about 180 people work at ENA, whether as part of the teaching staff or in its administrative, technical or support services.
Administrative personnel, researchers, archivists, pedagogical advisers, warehouse personnel, audiovisual and copying technicians all work together to ensure that the school functions well.
ENA has a permanent teaching staff of only 2, in French as a foreign language and in sports. More than 1,500 other teachers are recruited each year for all of the school’s different educational programs, coordinated by the educational directors.
ENA has 4 divisions, each headed by a director:
- studies and research,
- outside on-the-job training (stages),
- international relations,
- a general secretariat.
ENA’s activities in Paris now comprise only the international relations division and short training cycles (from two days to two months) for individuals from France and abroad.