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for the  16th NISPAcee Annual Conference

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 177
Wednesday, May 14, 2008             14:30 - 18:00     
NISPAcee Steering Committee meeting 
Room Meeting Room F3 
 179
Wednesday, May 14, 2008             18:00 - 19:00     
Meeting of the NISPAcee Steering Committee members and the Conference Programme Coordinators 
Room Meeting Room F3 
 178
Wednesday, May 14, 2008             18:00 - 20:30     
Registration of participants 
Room Lobby 
 180
Thursday, May 15, 2008             07:30 - 09:00     
Registration of participants 
Room Lobby 
 181
Thursday, May 15, 2008             09:00 - 10:30     
Plenary session 
Room Conference Hall 

Chair:

Mzia Mikeladze,  NISPAcee President, Center for Training and Consultancy, Tbilisi, Georgia

 

Welcome and opening speeches

Stanislav Konečný, Director, Institute of Public Administration, Bratislava

Ľudmila Malíková, Director, Institute of Public Policy, Comenius University, Bratislava

 

Robert Kaliňák, Minister of Interior of the Slovak Republic (to be confirmed)

Andrea Elcheková-Matisová, Head of Representation, Representation of the European Commission in the Slovak Republic on the behalf of  Ján Figeľ, European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture & Youth
Pawel  Swianiewicz
, LGI Steering Committee Representative, University of Warsaw, Poland, 
Ben Slay, Director, UNDP Regional Center, Bratislava, Slovakia
Almaz Atnafu, Division of Public Administration and Development Management, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, on the behalf of the Director Guido Bertucci, New York, USA

 

Presentation of the Slovak expert
Emília Sičáková-Beblavá,
President, Transparency International Slovakia;  Institute of Public Policy, Comenius University, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences

 

 

 

 183
Thursday, May 15, 2008             10:30 - 11:00     
Coffee break 
Room Lobby 
 184
Thursday, May 15, 2008             11:00 - 12:00     
Plenary session 
Room Conference Hall 

Keynote presentation

Barbara Kudrycka, Minister of Science and Higher Education, Republic of Poland


Ceremony of the Alena Brunovská Award for Teaching Excellence in Public   Administration
Presentation of the Award by Mzia Mikeladze, NISPAcee President and Ľudmila Gajdošová, NISPAcee Executive Director  to the recipient:
Attila Ágh, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Title of presentation: „Synergies and Conflicts between Policy Regimes and Political Systems"

 


 

 

 182
Thursday, May 15, 2008             12:00 - 13:30     
Lunch 
Room Restaurant (Ground floor) and Atrium (1st floor) 
 185
Thursday, May 15, 2008             13:30 - 15:30     
Working Session on the Main Conference Theme 
Session 1
Room Conference Hall 
Chair: Laszlo Vass, Budapest Metropolitan University, Budapest, Hungary
Co-chair: Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Papers:

Paper: Institutionalizing the role of NGOs as instruments of civic engagement in the governance process
Author(s):
Herrington Bryce, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, United States
Herrington J. Bryce is sole author
Presenter(s):

Paper: Relations between change management in government and policy coordination in light of EU integration.
Author(s):
Una Kelly, European Commission Delegation, Tirana, Albania
Una Kelly
Presenter(s):

 186
Thursday, May 15, 2008             13:30 - 15:30     
I. Working Group on Local Government 
Session 1: Introduction; Decentralization
Room Meeting Room R1 
Chair: Gabor Soos, Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Gabor Soos, Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Markku Temmes, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

The coordinators of the Working Group on Local Government invite researchers and practitioners to take part in a research project aimed at exploring the reforms of, and at, local government level in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

The theme of the working group is local government. By using the term local government we prefer the broader context of governance to the internal machinery of local administration. The core of the mission of the working group will be built around a comparative analysis of local government developments in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) area. The developments will be compared to the European and Anglo-Saxon local administration models, as well as to the theories of self governance and decentralization.

The Working Group will focus on local government reforms. Members are expected to compare the challenges CEE countries face, identify the trends and waves of changes, and draw conclusions about convergence and divergence within CEE and between the CEE countries and the rest of Europe. The reforms examined by the group include both large-scale structural changes of public administration and small-scale managerial reforms initiated by local decision-makers.

        Markku Temmes: Introduction on the themes of the working group.
        Gábor Soós: Organization of the workshop and other practicalities.

 


Papers:

Paper: From centralisation to decentralisation – a change in reform profile of the CEE countries?
Author(s):
Markku Temmes, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Presenter(s):

Paper: Local government reforms in Bulgaria: Recent developments and key challenges
Author(s):
Desislava Stoilova, South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Presenter(s):

Paper: Strengthening sub-local governance in Bulgaria: Demand for further reforms?
Author(s):
Nadezhda Bobcheva, Municipal Council of Silistra, Silistra, Bulgaria
Presenter(s):

Paper: Decentralization processes of local government sector in Poland
Author(s):
Iwona Otola, Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa, Poland
Presenter(s):

 233
Thursday, May 15, 2008             13:30 - 15:30     
II. Working Group on E-Government 
Session 1: Evaluating E-Government Strategies and Projects
Room Meeting Room F2 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Ljupco Todorovski, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ignace Snellen, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Speakers:
Ignace Snellen, Working Group Coordinator, Erasmus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Co-author(s): Ljupco Todorovski, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Topic: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Papers:

Paper: E-government evaluation in the Czech Republic: Challenges of synergies?
Author(s):
David Spacek, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Ivan Maly
Presenter(s):

Paper: Implementation of the “e-government” concept in Bulgaria – problems and perspectives
Author(s):
Svetla Mihaleva, Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar", Varna, Bulgaria
Presenter(s):

 187
Thursday, May 15, 2008             13:30 - 15:30     
III. Working Group on Integrity in Public Governance 
Session 1: Opening, Introduction, Expectation, Organization, Objectives
Room Primator Room 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Patrycja Joanna Suwaj, Polish Association for Public Administration Education, Bialystok, Poland
Hans Rieger, DBB Akademie, Bonn, Germany
The objective of the Working group is to discuss new approaches and results in the field of intergrity management.
Therefore we have grouped the papers received in 4 different main topics:
1. Ethics
2. Instruments
3. Training
4. Macro view and policies

In addition to the presentations the working group will work as an author team to produce a Handbook / Guideline on "Integrity Management and Combating Corruption".
We will analyse existing papers from this and from previous sessions. The group will decide about the chapters and topics which should be included in the handbook. We will focus on practical solutions and examples.

We expect active participation and the willingness to cooperate also after the annual meetting.
Papers:

Paper: The rule of neutrality in European public governance as the base of teaching and training integrity in public governance
Author(s):
Patrycja Joanna Suwaj, Polish Association for Public Administration Education, Bialystok, Poland
Presenter(s):

Paper: The exclusion of tenderers in public procurement as an anti-corruption mean
Author(s):
Teresa Medina, University of Burgos, Burgos, Spain
Medina Arnáiz, Teresa
Presenter(s):

Paper: The integrity of the public policy process at the level of the Romanian central public administration
Author(s):
Armenia Androniceanu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):

 220
Thursday, May 15, 2008             13:30 - 15:30     
IV. Working Group on Democratic Governance of Multiethnic Communities 
Session 1: The Challenges Involved in Developing Effective National and Local Policies for Effective Managing of Ethnic Diversity
Room Small Room 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Tamar Abdaladze, CARE Int in Caucasus, Tbilisi, Georgia
Natalya Kolisnichenko, Odessa Regional Institute of Public Administration, NAPA, Odessa, Ukraine
Michael Brintnall, Montgomery College, Rockville, United States

The Working Group (WG) on Democratic Governance of Multiethnic Communities is a forum about principles of democratic governance in multiethnic communities. We are interested in research and policy discussions about promoting inclusive policies responsive to the needs of ethnically diverse communities, in the design, implementation, and administration of public policies that help to advance the status of minority communities and promote the well-being of the majority and minority groups together, and in effective education and training for public officials to respond to multi-ethnic communities.

Effective democratic governance of multiethnic communities can only follow from an active combination of factors - strong policy leadership from national governments and the EU, creative and well-crafted policies at national and local level to achieve policy goals, meaningful and sustained implementation of policies in the form of good practices, and education and training of public officials to carry out policy and achieve its goals. In this and the following session, our working group looks at several important policy studies suggesting new themes and alliances in initiatives to address ethnic diversity, minority representation, and democracy.

Our first session turns to the practical task of developing and implementing working policies in the local communities in the region.  Here we hope to wrap up discussions about how to take an understanding of the policy process, of education and training and of effective management, and apply it to practical issues faced by ethnic minorities at the street level.


Papers:

Paper: Training Estonian local government officials in Russian-speaking region
Author(s):
Aet Kiisla, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Presenter(s):

Paper: Ethnic minorities in the local goverment
Author(s):
Agnes Horvath, Eszterhazy Karoly University, Eger, Hungary
Presenter(s):

Paper: The institution of ombudsman in Bulgaria - active factor for effective democratic governance and protection of citizens rights and freedom
Author(s):
Polya Katsamunska, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria
Presenter(s):

 227
Thursday, May 15, 2008             13:30 - 15:30     
V. Working Group on Public Sector Finance and Accounting 
Session 1
Room Meeting Room F3 
Chair: Mihaly Lados, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Lucie Sedmihradska, University of Economics of Prague, Prague , Czech Republic
Mihaly Lados, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

In all CEE and CIS countries where the transformation of the planning economy has phased some rates of decentralisation of the state, the improvement of local fiscal capacity has become an emerging issue. Tax on immobile property is the most widely utilised local government revenue across the Anglo-Saxon World including the countries of the Commonwealth. Nothing surprising on that the World Bank, OECD and the different aid programs’ (US Aid, Canadian Aid, British Know-how Fund) studies have proposed to develop an ad valorem property tax system as a fundamental basis of local revenues over the period of the last 15 years. Based on the strong property tax tradition of those countries, they are right. However, no significant changes in the use of property tax in the CEE and CIS countries and that tax if it levied at all, remained marginal. This situation raises the question how can more efficient such tax in a quite different historical and cultural background. To study such taxes may help to assume the local revenue potential from these taxes but it may also identify the main barriers of a more effective use of these taxes in the cited countries.


Speakers:
Wladyslaw Brzeski, Krakow, Poland
Topic: Property Taxation in Local Finance Reforms of Transition Countries - conceptual framework and the case of Poland

Papers:

Paper: The Property Tax and Local Finance in the Czech Republic
Author(s):
Lucie Sedmihradska, University of Economics of Prague, Prague , Czech Republic
Phillip Bryson, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States
Presenter(s):

Paper: Property taxation in Hungary: Time to change
Author(s):
Mihaly Lados, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Presenter(s):

Paper: Land taxation in Estonia: 1997-2007
Author(s):
Viktor Trasberg, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Presenter(s):

 211
Thursday, May 15, 2008             13:30 - 15:30     
VII. Working Group on Public Sector Transparency 
Session 1: Public Participation and Interaction in Decision Making
Room Meeting Room R3 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Emilia Sicakova-Beblava, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

The focus of the papers presented in this working group is on the use of policy instruments (legal, economic, information and administrative) with anti-corruption strategies in a transformation economy. The main aim is the analysis of the factors that lead to successful implementation of anti-corruption measures: from their inceptions, struggle during the passing time to their maintenance and sustainability in the practice. The papers will look at the institutional, economic and cultural and historic framework.

 

The ultimate aim of the research papers is to map anti-corruption measures from the perspective of policy instruments that have been introduced into the transition countries in the years 1995-2005. The focus is on all types of public administrating institutions, ranging from central institutions (ministries and specialized agencies) to self – governments on regional and local levels, judiciary, police and the like.

 

This Working group is supported by The Slovak Research and Development Agency.

Discussant: Ronald Maclean Abaroa, The World Bank

 



Papers:

Paper: Public Policy Intervention Instruments in the Fight against Corruption
Author(s):
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):

Paper: Civic participation in central decision-making processes
Author(s):
Ludmila Malikova, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Trnava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):

Paper: Transparency vs. efficiency dilema: Civic participation in decision-making in municipalities
Author(s):
Alexandra Suchalova, Slovak Governance Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):

Paper: Interest groups, lobbying, interaction environment and transparency in public sector decision-making
Author(s):
Jan Sebo, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Beata Mikusova Merickova, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Merickova, Beata
Presenter(s):

 190
Thursday, May 15, 2008             15:30 - 16:00     
Coffee break 
Room Lobby 
 246
Thursday, May 15, 2008             16:00 - 16:15     
Departure of 3 buses to the downtown 
Room Hotel Entrance 
 196
Thursday, May 15, 2008             16:00 - 17:00     
NISPAcee Business Meeting 
Room Conference Hall 
Chair:  , Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Opening
Annual report of activities
Financial report
Future plans
Other
Discussions

Representatives of the NISPAcee member Institutions are expected to participate in the meeting.
All other conference participants are warmly invited and welcome to join the meeting

 247
Thursday, May 15, 2008             17:15 - 17:30     
Departure of 3 buses for the Welcome cocktail and the Concert 
Room Hotel Entrance 
 197
Thursday, May 15, 2008             18:00 - 21:00     
A Welcome cocktail followed by the Concert 
Slovak Philharmony "Reduta"
Room Slovak Philharmony "Reduta" 

19:00  The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Programme:
Ilja Zeljenka: Ouvertura giocosa
Ludwig van Beethoven:Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73
Eugen Suchoň:Metamorphosis, ESD 77b

 199
Friday, May 16, 2008             08:30 - 10:30     
I. Working Group on Local Government 
Session 2: Subnational Politics
Room Meeting Room R1 
Chair: Gabor Soos, Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Gabor Soos, Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Markku Temmes, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Papers:

Paper: New trends in local public governance in the perception of local government leaders in CEE countries.
Author(s):
Pawel Swianiewicz, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Presenter(s):

Paper: Thinking outside the box: Local government and the preference-holders’ participation to policy making processes in Slovakia and Romania.
Author(s):
Diana - Camelia Iancu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Daniel Klimovsky, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
DANIEL KLIMOVSKY, Faculty of Public Administration, P.J. Safarik University, Kosice, Slovak Republic
Presenter(s):

Paper: Local government reform in Russia: A step to decentralization or consolidation of vertical authority?
Author(s):
Irina Turgel, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russian Federation
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Presenter(s):

Paper: From comparing to quality improvement: Benchmarking and bench-learning in the Czech local government
Author(s):
Jana Voldanova, Training Centre for Public Administration (Vzdelavaci Centrum pro Verejnou Spravu), Prague 8, Czech Republic
Jana Voldanova, FALA, Czech Republic
Presenter(s):

 235
Friday, May 16, 2008             08:30 - 10:30     
II. Working Group on E-Government 
Session 2: Evaluating E-Gov. Strategies and Projects, Critical Issues of E-Gov. Development
Room Meeting Room F2 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Ljupco Todorovski, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ignace Snellen, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Papers:

Paper: Turkey’s e-government strategy: Is there any chance for transformation of traditional state model?
Author(s):
Gulgun Tosun, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
Presenter(s):

Paper: Critical issues of e-government building – the case of public administration in Poland
Author(s):
Agnieszka Pawlowska, Rzeszow University, Rzeszow, Poland
Presenter(s):

Paper: Romanian e-government between success and failure
Author(s):
Ovidiu Stoica, University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" Iasi, Iasi, Romania
Presenter(s):

 200
Friday, May 16, 2008             08:30 - 10:30     
III. Working Group on Integrity in Public Governance 
Session 2: Instruments and Projects
Room Primator Room 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Patrycja Joanna Suwaj, Polish Association for Public Administration Education, Bialystok, Poland
Hans Rieger, DBB Akademie, Bonn, Germany

Papers:

Paper: Achieving integrity in tax administration. Do taxpayers and tax collectors have common attitude to the issue and what are the consequences of? Comparison of Poland and Russia
Author(s):
Vladimir Boguslavskiy, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Presenter(s):

Paper: Twinning project in Romania
Author(s):
Hans Rieger, DBB Akademie, Bonn, Germany
Presenter(s):

 213
Friday, May 16, 2008             08:30 - 10:30     
IV. Working Group on Democratic Governance of Multiethnic Communities 
Session 2: Effective Policies for Ethnic Diversity Management Through Public Administration Education and Training.
Room Small Room 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Tamar Abdaladze, CARE Int in Caucasus, Tbilisi, Georgia
Natalya Kolisnichenko, Odessa Regional Institute of Public Administration, NAPA, Odessa, Ukraine
Michael Brintnall, Montgomery College, Rockville, United States

A priority for the Working Group is to identify way in which schools and institutions of Public Administration can advance education and training in the field, to fully embrace priorities for multi-ethnic democracy - in policy making and administration.  Two papers in this session explore initiatives in one country and in the region to achieve this goal.   We also plan to use this session to prepare ideas and questions for presentation later in the day at the Forum for Heads of Schools and Institutes on topics of Incorporating Diversity in Public Administration Education.


Papers:

Paper: Multicultural universities: The case of the Babes-Bolyai University
Author(s):
Monica Caluser, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Presenter(s):

Paper: Managing Diversity-South East European University example of New Multilingual and Multiethnic Education
Author(s):
Memet Memeti, South East European University, Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
Presenter(s):

Paper: The role and impact of public administration schools and human rights/civil society groups in democratic governance of multi-ethnic communities in Uzbekistan
Author(s):
Rustamjon Urinboyev, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Presenter(s):

 229
Friday, May 16, 2008             08:30 - 10:30     
V. Working Group on Public Sector Finance and Accounting 
Session 2
Room Meeting Room F3 
Chair: Lucie Sedmihradska, University of Economics of Prague, Prague , Czech Republic
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Lucie Sedmihradska, University of Economics of Prague, Prague , Czech Republic
Mihaly Lados, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Papers:

Paper: Property tax in Bulgaria
Author(s):
Nadezhda Bobcheva, Municipal Council of Silistra, Silistra, Bulgaria
Presenter(s):

Paper: Property taxation in Bulgaria
Author(s):
Desislava Stoilova, South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Presenter(s):

Paper: Property taxation in Ukraine: To be, or not to be – is this the question?
Author(s):
Sergii Slukhai, National Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine
Presenter(s):

Paper: Property taxation in Ukraine: Present situation and the prospects for improvement
Author(s):
Iryna Shcherbyna, Kyiv, Ukraine
Artem Rudyck, Institute for Budgetary and Socio-Economic Research (IBSER), Kyiv, Ukraine
Presenter(s):

 189
Friday, May 16, 2008             08:30 - 10:30     
VI. Working Group on Capacity Building of a Civil Servants' Training System According to EU Requirements 
Session 1
Room Conference Hall 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Eugenijus Chlivickas, Training Centre of the Ministry of Finance, Vilnius, Lithuania
Borisas Melnikas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania

The development of civil servants' administration skills is one of the conditions for an increase in public service professionalism, impartiality and transparency. The civil servants' continuous training system is closely related to the strengthening of administrative capacities and new quality creation according to the conditions of the Europe and Eurasia. The main objective of public administration and public policy is to create a civil servants' training system, which would be integrated and governed by central and local government and to evaluate the development of the system and related programmes.
The following relevant problems related to improvement of public servants training and professional development will be discussed: new challenges to develop public servants training system under conditions of globalisation, EU enlargement and knowledge society establishment; progressive experience of public servants' training accumulated through international practice; establishment and development of public servants training systems, development and implementation of national and international strategies for improvement of such systems.
The main attention will be paid to the following issues: new challenges for the improvement of public servants training, studies and qualification quality; new experience accumulated in CEE countries, members of the EU, while improving public servants qualification and organising teaching and studies; new phenomena and problems which silhouetted after EU enlargement; integration of scientific research elements into processes of training and qualification improvement.
The results of the workgroup will be characterised by a resolution. It will determine the main priorities of the work group: progressive experience of public servants training accumulated in the world practice, EU countries and other countries; new challenges, new opportunities and new teaching technologies which are to be taken into consideration under conditions of EU enlargement; experience of public servants training accumulated; analysis of current situation; development of public servants training systems and implementation of long-term strategies; development and implementation of international programmes and projects in the sector of public servants training.


Papers:

Paper: Improvement of public administration system in CEE countries: The main trends
Author(s):
Borisas Melnikas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Presenter(s):

Paper: Modern PA education in postmodern conditions: Risk of cultural iatrogenesis.
Author(s):
Inesa Vorontchuk, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Vorontchuk Inesa, professor Kalnins Aivars, lecturer
Presenter(s):

Paper: Innovative leaders training as a condition for carrying out national project (experience of Siberian Academy of Public Administration)
Author(s):
Tatyana Chernyak, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russian Federation
Presenter(s):

 222
Friday, May 16, 2008             08:30 - 10:30     
VII. Working Group on Public Sector Transparency 
Session 2: Information Tools
Room Meeting Room R3 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Emilia Sicakova-Beblava, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Papers:

Paper: Open Government? Free Access to Information Law in Slovakia
Author(s):
Erik Lastic, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):

Paper: Legal aspects of the access to the public information - case of Poland
Author(s):
Piotr Sitniewski, Stanislaw Staszic School of Public Administration in Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland
Presenter(s):

Paper: Official websites of towns and villages as an anticorruption tool
Author(s):
Ivan Roncak, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):

Paper: Annual reports as a tool for increasing transparency of public organizations
Author(s):
Juraj Misina, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):

 203
Friday, May 16, 2008             10:30 - 11:00     
Coffee break 
Room Lobby 
 198
Friday, May 16, 2008             11:00 - 12:30     
Working Session on the Main Conference Theme 
Session 2
Room Conference Hall 
Chair: Laszlo Vass, Budapest Metropolitan University, Budapest, Hungary
Co-chair: Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Papers:

Paper: Management of the policies of development in the Czech Republic: CzechInvest as an example of public administration competence
Author(s):
Vladimir Benacek, Charles University, Prague 1, Czech Republic
Presenter(s):

Paper: Policy actors and policy making in contemporary Hungary
Author(s):
Terry Cox, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Dr Sandor Gallai, Corvinus University, Budapest
Presenter(s):

Paper: Policy problems in Hungary: In search of new failure mechanisms
Author(s):
Gyorgy Hajnal, Corvinus University of Budapest and Centre for Social Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (CSR HAS), Budapest, Hungary
Presenter(s):

 204
Friday, May 16, 2008             11:00 - 12:30     
General Session 
Room Meeting Room R1 
Chair: Wolfgang Drechsler, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Co-chair: Gyorgy Jenei, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
To open the NISPAcee Annual Conferences to even more potential contributors and to make it even more attractive, NISPAcee introduced in 2006 a new form of meeting: The General Session, in which papers not restricted by any topic or theme can be presented.
The only criteria for acceptance are (a) scholarly quality, (b) interest of topic and (c) “from or about the region”, i.e. papers should come from Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, or be about this area.
After two successful gatherings, 2006 in Ljubljana and 2007 in Kiev, which had a particularly high audience/paper ratio, we are pleased to offer the General Session again in 2008 in Bratislava (and beyond). It is intended to give scholars the possibility to present their most interesting and recent research that they would want to share and discuss with an international and knowledgeable audience – and to give them the option to do it in the NISPAcee framework.
As with all sessions, the best papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings or even in the NISPAcee Journal.

Speakers:
B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States

Papers:

Paper: Challenges and priorities of the investment policy of Bulgaria in the frame of a changing global environment
Author(s):
Kremena Georgieva, Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar", Varna, Bulgaria
Presenter(s):

Paper: Why are women underrepresented in top management of public organizations?
Author(s):
Simona Claudia Creta, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Cornelia Felicia Macarie, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Macarie Felicia Cornelia
Presenter(s):

Paper: Local governance in Romania in the light of the recent laws on decentralization and local public finances
Author(s):
Natalia Cuglesan, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Presenter(s):

 205
Friday, May 16, 2008             11:00 - 12:30     
Panel on Getting Public Administration Reform to Work 
Room Meeting Room F3 
Chair: Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Co-chair: Veronica Junjan, University of Twente, AE Enschede, Netherlands

This panel intends to bring together the experiences of practitioners in public administration reform (consultants, local, national and foreign advisors) and the research carried out by scholars in Public Administration on the topic of public administrative reform and how to make it work.


Papers:

Paper: Monitoring, evaluation, performance indicatorsfor audit control mechanisms
Author(s):
Panayiotis Liverakos, UNDP Regional Centre for Public Administration Reform, Athens, Greece
Presenter(s):

Paper: Searching for professionalism: The provision of technical assistance to CEE countries during their transition process
Author(s):
Iwona Sobis, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Iwona Sobis, University of Skovde, Sweden Michiel S de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Presenter(s):

Paper: National assessment of excellence in Slovene public administration - Pilot Project 2007
Author(s):
Polona Kovac, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nina Tomaževič, MsC
Presenter(s):

Paper: Young professionals scheme – Succes or failure for the public administration reform in Romania
Author(s):
Catalin Campeanu, National Institute of Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Catalin Campeanu;Noemi Marin
Presenter(s):

Paper: Decentralization process in Romania
Author(s):
Marius Profiroiu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Professor Marius Profiroiu, PhD Professor Tudorel Andrei, PhD Lecturer Alina Profiroiu, PhD from Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest - ROMANIA
Presenter(s):

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Friday, May 16, 2008             11:00 - 12:30     
Panel on the European Accreditation of PA Programmes (EAPAA) 
Room Meeting Room F2 
Chair: Theo van der Krogt

The goal of the meeting is threefold:

* to inform the attendees about the EAPAA accreditation process in general (application, self-evaluation, site visit and decision by the EAPAA Accreditation Committee);

* to point out the most important elements in the preparation of programmes for EAPAA accreditation: when is a programme ready for accreditation, what is needed to write an adequate self-evaluation report

* to sketch the requisites and procedure to become an EAPAA site visit team member.

When there are enough persons interested in becoming site visit team member, we will organise a site visit team member training later during the conference.

 

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Friday, May 16, 2008             11:00 - 12:30     
Panel on Policy Analysis Development Issues 
Room Small Room 
Moderator: Lesya Ilchenko-Syuyva, National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine 
Chair: David Elder, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Co-chair: Valeriy Tertychka, National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Kyiv, Ukraine

During last 10-15 years as a part of public administration reforms, improvement of decision making procedures some capacity in policy analysis was built in CEE, Central Asia and Caucasus counties. To some extent those developments were caused due to technical assistance provided by international donor organizations. Amongst most essential achievements one may mention: 

  •    manuals that were translated and published in local languages;
  •     lecturers and trainers in policy analysis who were trained within TA projects;
  •  basic courses in policy analysis that were developed and launched in educational institutions;
  •   academic programs in policy analysis that were developed and launched (namely, in NAPA  specialization in Policy Analysis within MPA program);
  •  number of training courses that were developed for in-service training of public servants;
  •   government procedures with elements of policy analysis that were adopted in some of the mentioned above countries, namely policy papers writing procedures are considered as an instrument of decision making.

 

Although this potential does not have enough energy for further development without donor assistance in the majority of those countries. Thus implementation of policy analysis tools slowed down. In this context it is proposed to analyze which factors restrict further development of policy analysis, who are potential stakeholders of policy analysis, how current stage of policy analysis in a particular country impacts on economic, social and political environment, how those challenges can be overcome.

 

 


Speakers:
Olexandr Kilievych, National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Topic: Policy study and policy analysis: Institutionalization of in the CEE countries
David Elder, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada;, Canadian Bureau for International Education, Ottawa, Canada
Topic: Teaching policy analysis: Ensuring the perspective of the policy analyst
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Friday, May 16, 2008             11:00 - 12:30     
Panel on the Governance Practices and Public Services in Transylvania 
Room Meeting Room R3 
Chair: Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Co-chair: Arno Loessner, University of Delaware, Newark, United States

Twenty graduate students in public administration and public policy from the School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware and the Faculty of Public Administration, Babes-Bolyai University have completed a two-week joint study of governance practices and public services in Transylvania that we believe is unique in higher education.  Small teams of students from both universities collected information to be used in jointly prepared research papers. 

 

This experience in higher education provided students from different backgrounds and cultures the opportunity to work and learn together in small groups as they conducted more than 40 interviews with public officials, representatives of NGOs and other well informed persons on a variety of contemporary issues including public education, health care, NGO organization and management, university-community interactions, intergovernmental relations, social service delivery, public corruption, traffic congestion and the urban environment. The intent was to expose students to the current status of governance policy and practice in Romania.  The result has been an exciting and productive learning experience for all connected with the project - - one which we hope to share with colleagues at other universities in the United States and Central and Eastern Europe.

 

The practice of public policy analysis and public management in both regions should benefit from enhanced understanding of the combined needs for cooperation across sectors and addressing “communities within the community”. For Americans, the situation in Romania demonstrates the need for a broad understanding of public issues in an emerging society where governments and NGOs must work cooperatively to meet an enormous backlog of needs with very scarce resources and potentially divisive ethnic differences.  As Babes-Bolyai students explain the situation in Romania to inquisitive foreigners, and hear about successes and failures in America from their guests, they reassess the situation at home. 

 

We think that educators in public policy and public administration may be interested in understanding this unique study abroad experience and the collaborative work that resulted from it.  At the May 2008 NISPAcee meetings in Bratislava, we would like to give a very brief summary and evaluation of the program conducted in January, then ask three or four of our two-person study teams to summarize conclusions from their papers and the experience of working together.

 


Speakers:
Ann Johnson, PhD candidate, University of Delaware, United States
Co-author(s): Bianca Cobarzan, PhD candidate, Babes-Bolyai Universiy, Romania
Topic: Public corruption and anti-corruption measures in Romania: An assessment of progress
Todd Franzen, MPA candidate , University of Delaware, United States
Co-author(s): Cristina Haruta, MPA candidate, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Topic: An examination of the transportation sector in Cluj-Napoca , Romania with comparisons to other city efforts to reduce adverse effects of traffic congestion
Bogdana Neamtu, PhD candidate, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Co-author(s): Erin McGrath, MPA candidate, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware, USA
Topic: Strategies for universities and NGO partnerships in Romania
Adrian Hudrea, PhD candiate, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Co-author(s): Shelly Cook, MPA candidate, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware, USA
Topic: Roles of public administration internship programs at University of Delaware and Babes-Bolyai University
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Friday, May 16, 2008             12:30 - 14:00     
Lunch 
Room Restaurant (Ground floor) and Atrium (1st floor) 
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Friday, May 16, 2008             14:00 - 15:30     
I. Working Group on Local Government 
Session 3: Administrative Reforms in Local Administration
Room Meeting Room R1 
Chair: Markku Temmes, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Gabor Soos, Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Markku Temmes, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Papers:

Paper: E-governance in municipalities: Slovenia in comparative context
Author(s):
Uros Pinteric, Faculty of Organisation Studies in Novo mesto, Novo mesto, Slovenia
Uros Pinteric
Presenter(s):

Paper: Electronic communication with local governments
Author(s):
Sorin Dan Sandor, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Presenter(s):

Paper: Interaction in Polish local government
Author(s):
Marcin Sakowicz, Lech Kaczynski National School of Public Administration, Warsaw, Poland
Presenter(s):

Paper: The capital city in the local self-government system in central and eastern European and Caucasus countries
Author(s):
Sulev Maeltsmees, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Presenter(s):

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Friday, May 16, 2008             14:00 - 15:30     
II. Working Group on E-Government 
Session 3: Future Prospects
Room Meeting Room F2 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Ljupco Todorovski, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ignace Snellen, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Papers:

Paper: E-government readiness for long-term preservation: The progress of Slovenia
Author(s):
Mitja Decman, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):

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Friday, May 16, 2008             14:00 - 15:30     
III. Working Group on Integrity in Public Governance 
Planning of the Handbook: "Integrity Management and Combating Corruption"
Room Primator Room 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Patrycja Joanna Suwaj, Polish Association for Public Administration Education, Bialystok, Poland
Hans Rieger, DBB Akademie, Bonn, Germany
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Friday, May 16, 2008             14:00 - 15:30     
IV. Working Group on Democratic Governance of Multiethnic Communities 
Session 3: Preparatory Meeting for the Forum
Room Small Room 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Tamar Abdaladze, CARE Int in Caucasus, Tbilisi, Georgia
Natalya Kolisnichenko, Odessa Regional Institute of Public Administration, NAPA, Odessa, Ukraine
Michael Brintnall, Montgomery College, Rockville, United States

Petra Kovacs and Megan Simpson, Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative Open Society Institute Budapest, Hungary prepared a  paper, based on the recent curriculum development workshop that they conducted in Budapest, in March 2008, for teachers of public administration/public policy ("Incorporating Diversity into Public Administration Education").

The paper will be presented at the Forum of Heads of Schools and Institutes of PA,(May 16, 2008,16:00)  the WG members  are meeting to prepare for the Forum.

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Friday, May 16, 2008             14:00 - 15:30     
V. Working Group on Public Sector Finance and Accounting 
Session 3
Room Meeting Room F3 
Chair: Mihaly Lados, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Lucie Sedmihradska, University of Economics of Prague, Prague , Czech Republic
Mihaly Lados, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Papers:

Paper: Property taxes in Belarus: Whether they realize by the authorities?
Author(s):
Yuri Krivorotko, Lev Sapieha Foundation, Minsk, Belarus
Presenter(s):

Paper: Property taxation in the Republic of Moldova
Author(s):
Eugenia Busmachiu, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Presenter(s):

Paper: Property tax in Republic of Moldova – Basis for local autonomy?
Author(s):
Boris Morozov, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, United States
Presenter(s):

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Friday, May 16, 2008             14:00 - 15:30     
VI. Working Group on Capacity Building of a Civil Servants' Training System According to EU Requirements 
Session 2
Room Conference Hall 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Eugenijus Chlivickas, Training Centre of the Ministry of Finance, Vilnius, Lithuania
Borisas Melnikas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Papers:

Paper: Human resource development in the public financial sector of Central and Eastern Europe
Author(s):
Eugenijus Chlivickas, Training Centre of the Ministry of Finance, Vilnius, Lithuania
Eugenijus Chlivickas
Presenter(s):

Paper: Capacity building of NGOs in civil servants’ training system according to EU requirements
Author(s):
Valeriy Tertychka, National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Kyiv, Ukraine
Presenter(s):

Paper: Experience of civil servants training in Serbia
Author(s):
Ivana Zlatanovic, Ministry of Finance, Belgrade, Serbia
Ivana Zlatanovic, Snezana Antonijevic
Presenter(s):

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Friday, May 16, 2008             14:00 - 15:30     
VII. Working Group on Public Sector Transparency 
Session 3: Transparency Measures and Context
Room Meeting Room R3 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Emilia Sicakova-Beblava, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Papers:

Paper: Anti-corruption measures from World Bank Perspective
Author(s):
Ronald MacLean-Abaroa, The World Bank, Washington, DC, United States
Presenter(s):

Paper: The power of the transparent context
Author(s):
Ana Vasilache, PARTNERS ROMANIA, Foundation for Local Development, Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):

Paper: Improving transparency in EU funding projects through European Cohesion Policy
Author(s):
Claudia Ionescu, Bucharest - Ilfov Regional Development Agency, Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):

Paper: Anticorruption effects of the 2004 active labour market policy reform in Slovakia – a case study
Author(s):
Miroslav Beblavy, Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):

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Friday, May 16, 2008             15:30 - 16:00     
Coffee break 
Room Lobby 
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Friday, May 16, 2008             16:00 - 17:30     
Working Session on the Main Conference Theme 
Session 3
Room Conference Hall 
Chair: Laszlo Vass, Budapest Metropolitan University, Budapest, Hungary
Co-chair: Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Papers:

Paper: Policy analysis for good governance (Part 1)
Author(s):
Lesya Ilchenko-Syuyva, National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Prof. Kilievich
Presenter(s):

Paper: Policy analysis for good governance (Part 2)
Author(s):
Olexandr Kilievych, National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Lesya Il'chenko-Syuyva
Presenter(s):

Paper: Performance management in Russia: The managers perspective
Author(s):
Sergei Pushkarev, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russian Federation
Presenter(s):

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Friday, May 16, 2008             16:00 - 17:30     
General Session 
Room Meeting Room R1 
Chair: Gyorgy Jenei, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Co-chair: Wolfgang Drechsler, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Papers:

Paper: Local decelopment - The natural environment protection aspects
Author(s):
Iwona Otola, Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa, Poland
Presenter(s):

Paper: Parameters of the local self-government in Bulgarian municipalties in "legal", functional and institutional dimensions (the example of municipality of Varna)
Author(s):
Maria Velikova, Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar", Varna, Bulgaria
Presenter(s):

Paper: Policy implications for Visegrad four countries in potential policy spaces deriving from demographic as a ‘systemic’ variable
Author(s):
Donald Fuller, American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
Presenter(s):

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Friday, May 16, 2008             16:00 - 17:30     
Forum of Heads of Schools and Institutes of Public Administration 
Advantages and Pitfalls of Using Innovative Delivery Methods in Teaching Public Administration and Public Policy
Room Meeting Room F2 
Chair: Ludmila Malikova, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Trnava, Slovakia
Co-chair: Tamar Abdaladze, CARE Int in Caucasus, Tbilisi, Georgia
1/ Topic: Presentation of the experience of the Institute of Public Policy in using e-learning th teach public policy
             
Discussion of deans/heads
Issues for discussion: Experience with use of innovative delivery  methods (distance learning, e-learning, branch capuses). Plans for their use?
The biggest problems experienced so far related specifically to the needs of public administration/public policy education. Regulatory issues and quality assurance issues in use of these formy. 

2/ Topic:  Good Practices to Mainstream Diversity into PA Education

All schools and institutions of public administration in the various NISPAcee target regions work in multiethnic environments. In this panel in the Forum, rectors and deans of schools and institutions of public administration will share their strategies for addressing multiethnic environments, such as through adopting innovative teaching and training practices, curriculum design, and recruitment.

Multiethnic democracy requires multi-ethnic practice from the public service. Meeting this challenge begins with the work done by schools and institutes of Public Administration. Higher educational and training institutes should strive to recriut and train a diverse community of future public servants who will be ready to face issues related to the multiethnic communities and to find solutions that will promote democratic development of such communities, support their involvement in the decision-making process and their general, broader civic integration with the rest of the population.

The panel brings togather heads and faculty from schools and institutes of public administration who are experienced in dealing with multiethnic issues in the region to discuss strategies for their teaching/training programs, share with experiences, their observations on what works well in such programs and what needs to be avoided.

Ethnic, linguistic, religious, gender and other forms of diversity are central issues for public administration. This is certainly true for communities in which diversity appears in devise forms, such as in post-conflict contexts; it is also the case for any society in which principles of democracy and good governance are established as norms. However, in contemporary public administration education, public administrators are rarely sensitized to the relevance of diversity to their work, let alone how to address it comprehensively. Schools and institutes of public administration must play a lead role in this regard, incorporating diversity into their curriculum in a thematic or topical sense (how diversity is relevant to public service delivery, for example), and in their own policies (such as through application or recruitment strategies).

We' d like to discuss the topical issues in curriculum development: Incorporating Diversity in Public Administration Education from the experience of the recently conducted workshop, organised by the Curriculum Resource Center (Central European University), the Center for Policy Studies (Central European University), and the Managing Multiethnic Communities Program of the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative (OSI) organised the workshop on in Budapest, Hyngary. We'd like to present an opportunity for the synthesis of views and experiences from a range of social, political, and economic contexts.

It will aim to address ways of integrating diversity into public administration education comprehensively. Discussions will consider diversity topically and as an issue that should be integrated into all aspects public administration education. What models of incorporating diversity into public administration education exist? How can curriculum be designed such that public administrators are sensitized to the need to address diversity in their work? How can public administration education itself be a model for incorporating diversity into all aspects of work?

The overall objective is to facilitate the exchange of views, experiences emerged in different social, political, and economic contexts as well as to draw lessons from existing good practices and strategies within NISPAcee.

The world's nearly 200 countries include some 5,000 ethnic groups. Nearly all of these countries have minority groups totaling at least ten percent of their total population. Such figures underscore that diversity management is a challenge not merely for a few 'multiethnic' states, but is more the rule than the exception. This is certainly true in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

The panel aims to provide a timely and innovative contribution to the public administration discourse by offering informed, in-depth analyses of how ethnic diversity has been recognized and how arguments for national cohesion and efficient public administration have been balanced in the process of on-going reforms of public administration in different contexts.
Discussion of the dean/heads
Issues for discussion: Experience with problems of diversity into PA education.Potential for cross-border co-operation and provision.


Speakers:
Miroslav Beblavy, Center for Economic Development (INEKO/CPHR), Bratislava, Slovakia
Topic: Experience of the Comenius University with e-learning platform for public policy education
Meghan Simpson, Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiatives, Budapest, Hungary
Topic: Integrating diversity into public administration education; Initiatives of the Managing Multiethnic Communities Program

 

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Friday, May 16, 2008             16:00 - 17:30     
Panel on Health Policies and their Implementation 
Room Small Room 
Moderator: Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic 
Chair: James Bjorkman, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands

The Panel  will focus on health care, which is one of the most frequently reformed public service branches. All CEE countries realized several attempts to improve the delivery of health services in recent years. However, as indicated by the previous NISPAcee projects and also other sources, most of realized reforms did not bring expected outcomes.

            These reform failures are very much connected with lack of theoretical knowledge in health policy and also health economics, but also with general weaknesses of policy making and policy implementation in CEE conditions. Contributions submitted focus especially in the following topics - evaluation of outcomes of health reforms in CEE region, analysis of health policies and their implementation problems in CEE region, purposes of limited ability to create and realize health care policies.

            The important part of WS meeting will be the discussion about future NISPAcee research projects in the area, and also about possibilities to co-ordinate our activities with other main international bodies and their committees.
Papers:

Paper: E-health solutions and their potential for the Hungarian healthcare system
Author(s):
Marton Gellen, National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary
Presenter(s):

Paper: Brokering health policy: The case of Czech Republic healthcare reform
Author(s):
Zuzana Darmopilova, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
ZUZANA DARMOPILOVÁ, JIŘÍ ŠPALEK
Presenter(s):

Paper: Health policies in CEE region: Selected constraints
Author(s):
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Tatiana Chubarova, Dr., Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Presenter(s):

Paper: Public support as a factor affecting health policy implementation
Author(s):
Marek Pavlik, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Presenter(s):

Paper: Marketing of hospital treatment - tool for better service delivery(case of Bulgaria)
Author(s):
Milena Vladimirova, Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Presenter(s):

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Friday, May 16, 2008             16:00 - 17:30     
Panel of the Institute of Public Administration, Bratislava 
Training of Employees of Territorial State Administration across Europe
Room Meeting Room R3 
Chair: Frits Van Den Berg, Patom, Gouda, Netherlands
Speaker: B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States
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Friday, May 16, 2008             18:15 - 18:30     
Departure of the buses for the Reception at the Institute of PA 
Room Hotel Entrance 
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Friday, May 16, 2008             19:00 - 21:30     
Reception 
Reception hosted by the Institute of Public Administration, Bratislava
Room Institute of Public Administration, Bratislava 

18:15 -18:30 Departure for the Institute of PA by buses

The guests will be entertained by "Muzička", a group of enthusiastic musicians who are fascinated by the authentic folklore of Slovakia.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008             09:00 - 11:00     
I. Working Group on Local Government 
Session 4: Co-operation in Local Government
Room Meeting Room R1 
Chair: Markku Temmes, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Gabor Soos, Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Markku Temmes, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Papers:

Paper: Three modes of strategy formation in local public agencies
Author(s):
Jan-Erik Johanson, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Presenter(s):

Paper: Civil servants as mediators- A study on local government co-operation in Ukraine
Author(s):
Timo Aarrevaara, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Timo Aarrevaara, Research Director, University of Tampere, Finland Mikhail Nelip, Associate Professor, National University after Taras Schechenko, Ukraine
Presenter(s):

Paper: Local self government in Kyrgyzstan – myth or reality?
Author(s):
Nuripa Mukanova, Anticorruption Business Council, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Presenter(s):

Paper: Developing of local partnership as a challenge for local development initiatives
Author(s):
Zuzana Khendriche Trhlinova, Institute of Finance and Administration, Prague 10, Czech Republic
PhDr. Jaroslava Kaderabkova ing. Zuzana Khendriche Trhlinova
Presenter(s):

Paper: Local self-government in the Kyrgyz Republic. New strategy. The ways to improve the local self government system.
Author(s):
Galima Eshmukhamedova, Prague 10, Czech Republic
Presenter(s):

Paper: Development priorities in an emerging decentralized economy: The case of Armenia local development programs
Author(s):
Astghik Mavisakalyan, The Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
Presenter(s):

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Saturday, May 17, 2008             09:00 - 11:00     
II. Working Group on E-Government 
Session 4: Other - Future Prospects
Room Meeting Room F2 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Ljupco Todorovski, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ignace Snellen, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Papers:

Paper: Trusted computing for public administration
Author(s):
Franziska Cecon, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Wels, Austria
Wolfgang Eixelsberger
Presenter(s):

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Saturday, May 17, 2008             09:00 - 11:00     
III. Working Group on Integrity in Public Governance 
Session 3: Macroview and Politic; Training
Room Primator Room 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Patrycja Joanna Suwaj, Polish Association for Public Administration Education, Bialystok, Poland
Hans Rieger, DBB Akademie, Bonn, Germany

Papers:

Paper: A crime of calculation: Addressing the economic bases of corruption in Serbia
Author(s):
Mirjana Stankovic, Development Consulting Group, Belgrade, Serbia
Robert Sundberg
Presenter(s):

Paper: State in transition and corruption. Comparative analysis.
Author(s):
Florin Marius Popa, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Ani Matei, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Ani Matei
Presenter(s):

 

Patrycja Suwaj, Hans Rieger: Next steps of the working group; Presentation of overal results; Evaluation of the working group

 

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Saturday, May 17, 2008             09:00 - 11:00     
IV. Working Group on Democratic Governance of Multiethnic Communities 
Session 4: The Impact of the EU Policy on National Policies Regarding Ethnic Diversity Management
Room Small Room 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Tamar Abdaladze, CARE Int in Caucasus, Tbilisi, Georgia
Natalya Kolisnichenko, Odessa Regional Institute of Public Administration, NAPA, Odessa, Ukraine
Michael Brintnall, Montgomery College, Rockville, United States

Public policy also develops within a regional context, and is shaped by factors outside of the national framework itself.  Requirements and expectations, as well as policy lessons, from the EU are major forces in shaping diversity practices and policy.  Papers in this session focus on the impact of the EU policy on national policies regarding ethnic diversity management, as well as explore innovative policy practices in their own right.


Papers:

Paper: The European integration process for Ukraine: Ukrainian national idea vs multiculturalism policy
Author(s):
Rustem Ablyatifov, Lviv Regional Institute of Public Administration, NAPA, Lviv, Ukraine
Artur Abduramanov, National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Kyiv, Ukraine
Artur Alyauddin Abduramanov
Presenter(s):

Paper: Governmental response to ethnic and linguistic diversity: The cases of Romania and Ukraine
Author(s):
Natalya Kolisnichenko, Odessa Regional Institute of Public Administration, NAPA, Odessa, Ukraine
Mykola Izha, Odessa Regional Institute of Public Administration, NAPA, Odessa, Ukraine
Allan Rosenbaum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States
Mykola Izha, Allan Rosenbaum
Presenter(s):

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Saturday, May 17, 2008             09:00 - 11:00     
V. Working Group on Public Sector Finance and Accounting 
Session 4: Future Plans
Room Meeting Room F3 
Chair: Lucie Sedmihradska, University of Economics of Prague, Prague , Czech Republic
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Lucie Sedmihradska, University of Economics of Prague, Prague , Czech Republic
Mihaly Lados, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
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Saturday, May 17, 2008             09:00 - 11:00     
VI. Working Group on Capacity Building of a Civil Servants' Training System According to EU Requirements 
Session 3
Room Conference Hall 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Eugenijus Chlivickas, Training Centre of the Ministry of Finance, Vilnius, Lithuania
Borisas Melnikas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Papers:

Paper: Administrative competencies of civil servants in Lithuanian state institutions
Author(s):
Aleksandras Minkevicius, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Presenter(s):

Paper: The Russian-Finnish Administrative School. Professional training of civil servants.
Author(s):
Sergey Melkishev, Vilnius, Lithuania
Yelena Shaskolskaya, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russian Federation
Dr. Elena Shaskolskaya, Associate Professor of Department of History and world politics
Presenter(s):

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Saturday, May 17, 2008             09:00 - 11:00     
VII. Working Group on Public Sector Transparency 
Session 4: Other Anti-corruption Tools
Room Meeting Room R3 
WG Programme Coordinators:
  Emilia Sicakova-Beblava, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Papers:

Paper: The protection of whistleblowers in Romania
Author(s):
Victor Alistar, Transparency International Romania, Bucharest, Romania
Andreea Nastase, Transparency International Romania, Bucharest, Romania
Nastase A.
Presenter(s):

Paper: Anti-Corruption Measures in Slovak Judiciary: Case of Court Management and Special Court
Author(s):
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):

Paper: Increasing transparency of political party financing
Author(s):
Emilia Sicakova-Beblava, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):

Paper: Lessons learned from anti-corruption measures
Author(s):
Miroslav Beblavy, Bratislava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):

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Saturday, May 17, 2008             11:00 - 11:30     
Coffee break 
Room Lobby 
 224
Saturday, May 17, 2008             11:30 - 13:00     
Closing Plenary Session 
Room Conference Hall 
Chair:  , University of Economics of Prague, Prague , Czech Republic

Report of the General Rapporteur:

Jak Jabes, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,  National University of Singapore, Singapore

Reports of Coordinators of the Working Groups

Information on the European Public Sector Award 2009:

Albert Hofmeister, EPSA, Bern, Switzerland

 

The Best Graduate Student Paper Award Ceremony:

Presentation of the Award to the winner of the 2008 conference by members of the Selection Committee

Invitation for the NISPAcee conference 2009

 

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Saturday, May 17, 2008             13:00 - 14:00     
Lunch 
Room Restaurant (Ground floor) and Atrium (1st floor) 
 226
Saturday, May 17, 2008             14:30 - 17:00     
Sightseeing tour 
A walking tour of Bratislava top sights
Room Hotel Entrance 
14:30- departures by buses to the downtown