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NISPAcee News 2014, Volume XXI - No. 3 November2014 November 2014
Dear Readers,
We are sending you the autumn issue of the NISPAcee Newsletter in e-format.
We hope that you enjoy and welcome this issue and, of course, we would appreciate receiving any feedback on this issue of the e-Newsletter. This will help us to incorporate any suggestions you may have regarding its further improvement.
This issue will provide you with an extensive report of various activities implemented during the autumn time. We cordially invite all individuals as well as institutions to contribute to the next issues.
All submissions are welcome at whatever time submitted to the managing editor Mr. Juraj Sklenar, e-mail:


NISPAcee Announcements

Reports of NISPAcee Activities

Events from Other Institutions

Other Interesting Publications

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NISPAcee Announcements

The 23rd NISPAcee Annual Conference


The 23rd NISPAcee Annual Conference

May 21-23, 2015, Tbilisi, Georgia

organised in cooperation with the Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia

The Main Conference Theme: Insourcing and/or outsourcing: How do they contribute to the public administration reform?

On-line registration for the conference will begin in December 2014.


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NISPAcee Tailor-made Events

"Take advantage of NISPAcee’s 20 years' unique experience for your better practice”


NISPAcee offers tailor-made workshops, trainings, conferences or study tours based on individual requests and the specific needs of the target audience.

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Call for NISPAcee Unpaid Internships

NISPAcee is offering the possibility for future young professionals to work with and for the biggest network in the area of public administration in Central and Eastern Europe and thereby gain useful experience for their future careers.

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Alena Brunovska Award Nominations

The award is a tribute to a commitment of Alena Brunovska,one of NISPAcee’s founders and the first Chair of the NISPAcee Steering Committee,to the development of public administration education in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

The deadline for receipt of completed nominations is December 1, 2017.

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Mzia Mikeladze PhD Thesis Award

The Mzia Mikeladze PhD Thesis Award aims to promote research by young scholars on public administration and public policy in the NISPAcee region.
Nominations to be submitted by January 15, 2017.
Nominations can be made by the NISPAcee member institution where the thesis has been defended.

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Reports of NISPAcee Activities

NISPAcee in Astana, Kazakhstan

The NISPAcee Executive Director, Ludmila Gajdosova, visited Astana after receiving an invitation from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Kazakhstan on September 24-25, 2014.

The primary purpose of the visit was the preparation of the NISPAcee 2015 Regional Conference which will be organised, in collaboration with the Academy, on September 24-25, 2015. Ms. Gajdosova met with the Rector of the Academy, Bolatbek Abrassilov, and with the members of the conference organising Committee led by Sholpan Esimova, the Vice-Rector of the Academy. Edward Zakharchenko, key expert of the EU project ‘CIVIL SERVICE REFORM AND MODERNISATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KAZAKHSTAN’ also participated in the meetings in order to support the Academy in its efforts to prepare a high-level quality conference.


Ludmila Gajdosova with Bolatbek Abrassilov, the Rector of the Academy

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Joint Capacity-development Initiative of UNDESA and UNDP

The workshop on "DEVELOPING GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNANCE CAPACITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT in CIS COUNTRIES and COUNTRIES WITH ECONOMIES in TRANSITION” was held in Yerevan, Armenia on 8 – 10 October 2014. NISPAcee Executive Director, Ludmila Gajdosova, and the NISPAcee expert, Juraj Nemec, represented the organisation in the workshop.

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ERASMUS+ Jean Monnet project EPAR

NISPAcee Jean Monnet Project "Europeanization in Public Administration Reforms" implemented with the support of the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union started in September 2014.

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ERASMUS+ Jean Monnet Support to Associations

NISPAcee Jean Monnet Project "European Union Integration Process Promoting Activities" implemented with the support of the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union started in September 2014.

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NISPAcee Jean Monnet Board Meeting 2014

In the frame of the NISPAcee Jean Monnet Project "European Union Integration Process Promoting Activities" the first NISPAcee Annual Jean Monnet Board Meeting / Strategy Meeting  was held in October 2014 in Budapest, Hungary.

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Events from Other Institutions

December 10, 2014 - December 12, 2014

Leadership in the Context of TQM  

Venue: Maastricht, Netherlands

Organizer(s): EIPA

January 12, 2015 - January 16, 2015

Managing the EU Policy Cycle: A Comprehensive One-Week Course on EU Decision-Making in Practice  

Venue: Maastricht, Netherlands

Organizer(s): EIPA

February 2, 2015 - February 13, 2015

The Winter School on federalism and governance: Federalism and democratic participation  

Venue: Innsbruck, Austria and Bolzano, Italy

Organizer(s): Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism at the European Academy of Bolzano, Italy and Faculty of Law and the School of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria

February 18, 2015 - February 18, 2015

Transformation of education social functions in up-to-date world  

Venue: Kharkiv, Ukraine


April 9, 2015 - April 10, 2015

Local Government and Urban Governance: Citizen Responsive Innovations in Europe and in Africa  

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

Organizer(s): Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal and International Geographical Union Commission on Geography of Governance

April 22, 2015 - April 24, 2015

The 5th European Conference for Social Work Research (ECSWR): Re-visioning social work with individuals, collectives and communities: social work research  

Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Organizer(s): University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Work, Ljubljana, Slovenia

April 22, 2015 - April 24, 2015

10th International Conference: Economic Integrations, Competition and Cooperation  

Venue: Opatija, Croatia

Organizer(s): University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economics, Rijeka, Croatia

April 23, 2015 - April 24, 2015

Call for papers: Economic Challenges for Higher Education in Central and Eastern Europe  

Venue: Cracow, Poland

Organizer(s): Economic University of Cracow, Poland

May 7, 2015 - May 8, 2015

Central and Eastern European e|Dem and e|Gov Days 2015
Independence Day: Time for a European Internet?

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Organizer(s): • Andrássy University Budapest – AUB (Hungary)
• Austrian Computer Society – OCG (Austria)
• Austrian Federal Chancellery/Institute for State Organization and Administrative Reform – IfSV (Austria)
• Austrian Institute for European Law and Policy – AIELP (Austria)
• Goforesight Institute Ljubljana(Slovenia)
• National University of Public Service – NUPS (Hungary)
• University of Public Administration and Finance Ludwigsburg – HVF (Germany)

June 22, 2015 - June 26, 2015

2015 International Congress of IIAS: Rethinking Responsibility and Accountability of Public Administration in Times of Globalization, Decentralization and Privatization  

Venue: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Organizer(s): The International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) in close collaboration with the Fundação Getú lio Vargas

July 6, 2015 - July 10, 2015

2015 Annual Conference of IASIA  

Venue: Paris, France

Organizer(s): The International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) in close collaboration with the Centre National de la Fonction Publique Territoriale (CNFPT)

September 17, 2015 - September 17, 2015

EURA 2015 Annual Conference - Call for papers: Transforming cities, transformative cities  

Venue: Sibiu, Romania

Organizer(s): The European Urban Research Association and the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

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Other Interesting Publications

Developing Regions for Regional Development – Towards a new Swedish model

Editor(s): Fredrik Rakar, Pontus Tallberg

Publisher: Reglab

ISBN: 978-91-9821-220-4

This book describes how the prolonged structural reform in Sweden has forced regions to develop their institutional role and capacity in an explorative way. As the national government has withdrawn from strategy formulation and decision-making in regional policy, and more issues on the local level of governance have to be coordinated regionally, the demands on the Swedish regions’ institutional capacity have increased. The book can be orded free of charge with a mail to: 

NISPAcee Headquaters, Polianky 5, 841 01 Bratislava 42, Slovak Republic
Editor: Ms. Elena Zakova, Phone: +421 2 6428 5435, E-mail:,

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