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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ReSPA Panel: Supporting Public Administration Reform (PAR) through Regional Cooperation in Western Balkans

Zorana Gajic, Programme Manager ReSPA
phone: +382 67 179 310
Ms. Zorana Gajic is a Programme Manager at the Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA) in Montenegro. ReSPA is the inter-governmental organization and regional hub for public administration reform for Western Balkan countries. Ms. Gajic’s portfolio includes reform efforts in the field of better regulation and administrative law. Prior to joining ReSPA, she worked as the Public Sector Capacity Building Advisor for the USAID’s Business Enabling Project in Serbia from 2011 to 2014. Before that, Ms. Gajic worked on the Regulatory Reform Project in Serbia with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) /World Bank, and as a consultant for the Institute for International Education for scholarship programs in Serbia. Most of her career Ms. Gajic was with the Open Society Institute in Budapest, managing the International Higher Education Support Program of the Soros Foundations Network. By training she is a lawyer, with MA in Political Science from the Central European University in Budapest.


11:00 – 11:05 Video about ReSPA


11:05 – 11:25 ReSPA Achievements and Current Activities in Western Balkans (

Ms. Ivana Bajo and Ms Zorana Gajic, ReSPA Secretariat


11:25 – 11:45 Presentation of ReSPA Study

Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights Applicable in Administrative Disputes

11:45 – 12:05 Presentation of ReSPA regional regional study on

Better Regulation Efforts in Western Balkans


12:05 – 12:25 Presentation of Recommendations for Improving Public Participation

Merit Based Recruitment in Western Balkans – Focus on Montenegro

Ms. Jadranka Djurkovic, Assistant Director, Human Resources Management Authority of Montenegro, and ReSPA Governing Board Member


12:15 – 12:25 Presentation of ReSPA regional comparative study on


12:25 – 12:30 Closing Remarks