The 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference

Conference photos available

Conference photos available

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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VI. Working Group on Public Policy Analysis Development Issues

WG Programme Coordinators:

Lesya Ilchenko-Syuyva, Associate Professor, Economic Policy Department, National Academy of Public Administration, Office of the President of Ukraine
Associate Professor, Economic Policy Department at the National Academy of Public Administration, Office of the President of Ukraine. She worked as an adviser in policy analysis and financial policy for various technical assistance projects provided by USAID, CIDA, and UNDP and participated in training projects provided by Wales University, World Bank etc. in CEE and Balkan countries. She has wide experience in designing and delivering training courses for multi-ethnic groups. She has more than 100 publications which include monographs, articles, and research and policy papers.
Jaroslav Dvorak, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak is Head of the Department of Public Administration and Social Geography and has longstanding research experience in public service delivery and performance evaluation of public organisations. He has also prepared and published scientific publications on these subjects. Jaroslav Dvorak is the coordinator of the two study programmes: Bachelor in Public Administration and Masters in Regional Governance. He has participated as an expert in the preparation of feasibility studies for Lithuanian public sector organizations. He has also consulted with the Klaipeda city municipality for the preparation of its strategic plan up until 2020. Jaroslav Dvorak contributed to the preparation of the Inventory of the Public Administration profession for the Study Quality Assessment Centre in Lithuania. He is also a member of the European Evaluation Society (Thematic Group Evaluation of Sustainable Development). Jaroslav Dvorak is involved in the editorial board of international scientific journals. He has conducted research in Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Lithuania, Belarus, Portugal, Spain and Australia on different issues relating to evaluation capacity building and evaluation methodology, assessment criteria, and regulatory impact assessment.


Main focus and working aims

The WG still remains a constructive, solid, learning forum for academics, policymakers and other stakeholders in exchanging experiences on how academics can meet the urgent needs of public servants, civil society in practice-oriented, evidence-based studies in preparing and promoting relevant policy advice as well as in upgrading academic and training programmes in public policy analysis and encouraging the transfer of knowledge on public policy in Central and Eastern Europe.


Specific goals

The goal of the WG - what does the existing CEE experience tell us about the contribution of public policies to sustainable well-being and growth?


Guidelines for contributors

The authors are welcome to present their paper proposals focused on:

-Towards evidence-based, participatory decision-making and the use of evaluation results (what are the effects and for whom?);

-EU Macro regional governance systems and capacities in making decisions and achieving wellbeing and growth;

-What improvements in the performance management, strategic management approaches, methods, techniques, tools, results and impact assessment are needed for the promotion of sustainable growth?;

-Demand of collaborative governance approaches and diffusion of power to networks, city to city networks for regional growth;

-Performance reporting at national and CEE level.

We invite prospective presenters to focus on the techniques of policy analysis and development, in an effort to increase the practical relevance of the Working Group and to develop a common knowledge base. The involvement of practitioners is highly appreciated. We therefore request presenters to add at least a few paragraphs of their papers, which should focus on the practical relevance of their papers, and invite them to involve practitioners as ‘peer-reviewers’ in this respect. Papers written in cooperation between practitioners and researchers are highly welcome.