EAPAA Dean's Panel
Brandsen, Secretary-General of EAPAA / Professor of Comparative Public Administration, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Taco Brandsen is Professor of Comparative Public Administration at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands and Secretary-General of the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA).
His research has focused on the interplay of third sector and the state, the co-production of citizens in the delivery of services and the evolution of public and non-profit organisations under different systems of governance.
He received master’s degrees in Public Administration and in English Literature from Leiden University and a PhD in Public Administration from Twente University, for which he won the Van Poelje Award for the best dissertation on public administration in The Netherlands. Since then, he has held positions at B&A Policy Advice and Consultancy, Tilburg University and Radboud University Nijmegen. He was the Coordinator of the WILCO project (2010-2014) and has been or is a participant in various projects in the EU’s Framework Programmes.
Andrey Klimenko, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Gyorgy Hajnal, Corvinus University Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Diana Iancu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
After its successful start in Zagreb in 2016, EAPAA will again organise its Dean's Panel during the NISPACEE conference. The panel will discuss strategic issues in the management of PA programmes, including the internationalisation of the programmes and their staff, structural changes of curricula (national versus international) and the effects of new technologies on PA teaching.
In addition to the Deans and Heads of programmes, we would like to invite everyone who is interested in the development of the programmes, their quality management and their evaluation.
EAPAA, the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation, is Europe's foremost accreditation agency in the field of public administration. It was founded in 1999 by the European public administration community to raise the quality of academic degree programmes in public administration through accreditation. One of its aims is to encourage discussion about the evolution of our public administration programmes.
Recently, in addition to accreditation, it launched a new certification service, which places more emphasis on training for the national public service and is a lighter procedure at lower costs.