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

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

X. Working Group on Non-Governmental Organizations in Central and Eastern Europe 
Session 1: NGO Operations and Performance
Room Room III.9 – Matei Cantacuzino 1st floor
Related to X. Non-Governmental Organizations in CEE
WG Programme Coordinators:
Michael Brintnall, Montgomery College, Rockville, United States
Gyorgy Hajnal, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Reka Zsuzsanna Mathe, National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary
The Working Group’s aims are to better understand the role of NGOs in governance in the CEE region (in the geographically broad sense), to analyse the activities and performance of this sector, and to explore multi-sector strategies for meeting the public interest, amongst other things. Our definition of NGOs is broad and involves informal organisations, cooperatives, non-profits, civil society organisations, and so forth. Our focus is particularly on those NGOs whose mission is strongly related to the public interest and that work in the areas of governance, social and health services, public policy, citizen participation, human rights, and/or humanitarian aid. We also intend to explore the role that NGOs play – independently and in multi-sector collaboration with government institutions – in defining and achieving the public good.

The main theme of the Working Group on NGOs panel for the 2018 conference is the relationship between the state and the third sector regarding service delivery, broadly understood.

The WG is especially interested in learning about the following topics:
- What is the role of NGOs in delivering services at the national and local level in CEE countries?
- What are examples of existing cooperation between NGOs and national and/or local government in the region to deliver services in various policy arenas?
- How is such cooperation between various NGOs and the state occurring, and how do various countries compare to each other in this respect?What prompted this cooperation to occur and what form does it take?
- How is such cooperation – its process, outcomes, and success – influenced by government policy, legislation, financial support and public attitudes?
- How does this cooperation influence the internal structure and operational procedures of NGOs? What factors in NGO practices or structure facilitate or impede the success of collaboration with government?
- What methods of measurement are used in evaluating organisation and programme performance with respect to service delivery and inter-sector cooperation?

Paper: What are the Best Practices of Good Governance for Operating the Nonprofit Organization in the Czech Republic?
Dina Abdelhafez, Charles University, Prague 1, Czech Republic

Paper: Nongovernmental and Public Organisations – Learning Organisations. Methods, Results and Impact
Corina Georgiana Antonovici, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Carmen Savulescu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Cristina Sandu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Corina Georgiana Antonovici, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Harm Reduction Services in V4: Barriers and Challenges in Effective Service Delivery
Iga Kender-Jeziorska, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary