The 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference

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In the conference participated 317 participants

Conference programme published

Almost 250 conference participants from 36 countries participated

Conference Report

The 28th NISPAcee Annual Conference will be organised in Split, Croatia in May 2020

An opportunity to learn from other researchers and other countries' experiences on certain topics.

G.A.C., Hungary, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Very well organised, excellent programme and fruitful discussions.

M.M.S., Slovakia, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

The NISPAcee conference remains a very interesting conference.

M.D.V., Netherlands, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Thank you for the opportunity to be there, and for the work of the organisers.

D.Z., Hungary, 24th Conference 2016, Zagreb

Well organized, as always. Excellent conference topic and paper selection.

M.S., Serbia, 23rd Conference 2015, Georgia

Perfect conference. Well organised. Very informative.

M.deV., Netherlands, 22nd Conference 2014, Hungary

Excellent conference. Congratulations!

S. C., United States, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

Thanks for organising the pre-conference activity. I benefited significantly!

R. U., Uzbekistan, 19th Conference, Varna 2011

Each information I got, was received perfectly in time!

L. S., Latvia, 21st Conference 2013, Serbia

The Conference was very academically fruitful!

M. K., Republic of Macedonia, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

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Meeting DETAILS of Conference Programme

for the  26th NISPAcee Annual Conference
    Program Overview

Thursday, May 24, 2018            14:00 - 15:30

Main Conference Theme 
Session 1: Projects and Plans directly related to promoting Economic Development
Room Sala Senatului 1st floor
Related to Main Conference Theme
WG Programme Coordinators:
Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Roger Hamlin, Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States
The main conference theme "Public Administration for Well-being and Growth” represents a focus of public administration across all types of governments and agencies and countries. As a focus, it is a thought process that should be on the mind of all public administrators.
In some people’s view parts of the theme can be opposed to the other. A focus on wellbeing might be viewed as a goal for a healthier environment, greater emphasis on recreation, social justice, medical institutions and mental health systems. It can be interpreted as a need to slow down growth and focus on the individual, think more about their environment, social needs, and health concerns.
‘Growth’ might be perceived in just economic terms and may conjure up images of industrial expansion, massive transportation infrastructure, and sprawling cities. For some growth, means traffic congestion, a greater cost of living, more complicated bureaucratic systems and an increase in life’s tensions.
However the phrase, ‘work smarter not harder’ may be relevant here. Growth can mean a variety of things. Economic growth does not have to lead to negative consequences. Yes, chaotic economic growth can cause environmental cost burdens that take years to clean up and ultimately slow down growth. It often means uneven development which enriches some, to the detriment of many others, and which will often restrict economic development further down the road.
But, careful, more thoughtful and controlled economic growth can avoid these concerns and create a more sustainable, long-term development. Economic growth is important to wellbeing. It provides the opportunity for work and income which enhance one´s wellbeing not only materialistically, but, by providing hope and offering the independence, dignity and self worth of employment and income.
Also, the word ‘grow’ implies more than just economic growth. It can mean maturity, the maturity of our understanding of the importance of the public sector and its effective function. Growth in maturity can mean raising our ethical standards, and improving the way in which we interact with and empower citizens.
The theme of the conference calls for papers that address the focus of public administration on the well-being of every individual while promoting the wealth, and stature and maturity of our communities through sustainable development, including building the capacity of public institutions. How can we balance these goals, look for synergistic and complementary growth while focusing on wellbeing? How can we develop the quality of life of our national and local communities by building smarter public institutions?

Paper: Social Movements of Central-Eastern Europe: Examining Trends of Cooperation and Antagonism by Using Big Data
Author/Presenter:
Reka Zsuzsanna Mathe, National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: Cluj-Napoca´s Metropolitan Area´s Economy; Competitiveness and Challenges
Author/Presenter:
Bogdan Andrei Moldovan, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: Sustainable Development for Metropolitan Areas in Romania: A Plea in favor of Functional Specialization
Author(s):
Bogdana Neamtu, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Viorel Stanica, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Presenter(s):
Bogdana Neamtu, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: Perceptions of and Measures to Reduce Tax-Related Administrative Burdens in SMEs
Author(s):
Dejan Ravselj, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Polona Kovac, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Aleksander Aristovnik, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Aleksander Aristovnik, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Marko Ropret, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Public Governance Models: A systematic Review of 30 Years´ Research
Author(s):
Marko Ropret, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Aleksander Aristovnik, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Marko Ropret, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia