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NISPAcee News 2011, Volume XVIII - No. 2 April 2011
Dear Readers,
We are sending you the spring 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 summer 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

News from Other Institutions

Events from Other Institutions

Other Interesting Publications

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NISPAcee Announcements

The 19th NISPAcee Annual Conference, Varna, Bulgaria

The NISPAcee Annual Conference will be held this time in Varna, Bulgaria in May 19-22, 2011 in cooperation with Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar", Varna, Bulgaria.

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Training Course: Effective and Attractive Presentation


DATE: November 7-11, 2011

TRAINING VENUE: Bratislava, Slovak Republic



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The NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy

Call for Papers

The NISPAcee Journal is predominantly devoted to public administration and public policy issues in Central and Eastern Europe. The main goal is to publish top quality papers based on own empirical research carried out in Central and Eastern Europe, theoretical papers developing general public administration and public policy theory, or their specific dimensions in the region.

Microsite of the Journal:

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Presently, the NISPAcee enlists 124 Institutional members (from 25 countries), 26 Associate members (from 13 countries), 24 Individual members (from 11 countries).

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Reports of NISPAcee Activities

10th Session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration

The 10th Session of Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) was held at the United Nations Headquarters, New York from 4-8 April 2011.
There was also organized a meeting of UNPAN members as a regular part of the CEPA programme. NISPAcee represented by Mrs. Ludmila Gajdosova, the Executive Director, also participated in this meeting as the UNPAN member.

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News from Other Institutions


VFU "Chernorizets Hrabar” the largest accredited private universityin Bulgaria with the educational capacity of 12 000 students for all educational levels, in accordance with the Bologna process - Bachelor, Master and PhD.

VFU is the first and only Bulgarian University so far, whose diplomas are awarded with ECTS Label and DS Label- the sign of quality and recognition of education in Europe. Additional guarantee for the convertibility of diplomas is the possession of a certificate for conformity of the university management system with the international quality standard ISO 9001:2000 and with the certification marks of ANAB and UKAS, as well.

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PECOB Portal on Central Eastern and Balkan Europe

PECOB is a connecting space built between Italy and Eastern, Central Europe, the Balkans and the Post-Soviet space. The Portal aims to provide both expert and generic users with scientific contents such as Politics, Economics, Society, Culture, History, and the Media coming from or focusing on the involved countries.

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Events from Other Institutions

May 20, 2011 - May 21, 2011

17th Annual Conference of the Hungarian Political Science Association  

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Organizer(s): The Hungarian Political Science Association (HPSA)

May 30, 2011 - June 3, 2011

Conducting scientific, research and consulting project activities in management faculties (universities)  

Venue: Moscow, Russia

Organizer(s): School of Public Administration of Lomonosov Moscow State University in cooperation with Russian Association of Schools and Institutes of Public Administration

June 2, 2011 - May 5, 2011

Ethnicity, Confession and Intercultural Dialogue at the European Union Eastern Border  

Venue: Oradea, Romania

Organizer(s): University of Oradea; Institute for Euroregional Studies Oradea-Debrecen

June 13, 2011 - June 18, 2011

Annual Conference of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA)  

Venue: Faculty of Economics of the University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy

Organizer(s): IASIA, the conference is hosted by the Italian Government and the University of Roma Tre

June 17, 2011 - June 18, 2011

4th Scientific International Symposium on the Development of Public Administration in SouthEast Europe  

Venue: Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Organizer(s): University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Administration

June 22, 2011 - June 23, 2011

9th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs  

Venue: Athens, Greece

Organizer(s): The Politics Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (AT.IN.E.R.)

June 24, 2011 - June 25, 2011

Managing Diversity in the Post-Conflict Western Balkans: Multiculturalism, Multiethnicity, and Europeanization  

Venue: Prishtina, Kosovo

Organizer(s): Kosovo Public Policy Center

June 27, 2011 - July 1, 2011

Summer School on EU Economic Integration and Regional Development  

Venue: Barcelona, Spain

Organizer(s): EIPA

July 4, 2011 - July 8, 2011

2011 International Congress of IIAS: Global Problems and National Regulations: Challenges to Regulatory Strategies  

Venue: Lausanne, Switzerland

Organizer(s): International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS)

July 11, 2011 - July 15, 2011

Transparency International Summer School on Integrity  

Venue: Vilnius,Lithuania

Organizer(s): Transparency International Lithuania in cooperation with Mykolas Romeris University

July 11, 2011 - July 15, 2011

Decentralisation & Local Governance  

Venue: Hague, Netherlands

Organizer(s): The Hague Academy for Local Governance

July 22, 2011 - July 30, 2011

Social Work and Social Policy Issues in Estonia  

Venue: Tallinn, Estonia

Organizer(s): Institute of Social Work

July 27, 2011 - July 28, 2011

Barcelona Summer School in International Politics  

Venue: Barcelona, Spain

Organizer(s): Carles Boix (Princeton University and IBEI - the Institut Barcelona d‟Estudis Internacionals)

September 5, 2011 - September 16, 2011

The Regulation of Local Public Services  

Venue: Turin, Italy

Organizer(s): Fondazione per l’Ambiente and the University of East Piedmont

September 7, 2011 - September 10, 2011

EGPA Annual Conference  

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

Organizer(s): organised in collaboration with the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA).

September 12, 2011 - September 17, 2011

Summer school “The Politics of Memory in Transition: Applying Methods of Conflict Analysis and Approaches of Conflict Resolution to Central Asia?”  



September 14, 2011 - September 16, 2011

10th Chemnitz East Forum: “Management and participation in CEE countries”  

Venue: Chemnitz, Germany

Organizer(s): The Chemnitz East Forum

September 18, 2011 - October 2, 2011

Ukraine Today: Social, Political and Cultural Change before and after the Orange revolution  



September 18, 2011 - September 23, 2011

Rescaling Government: Reforming public administration and local government  

Venue: Vouliagmeni, Greece

Organizer(s): EURA (European Urban Research Association), EUROLOC

September 19, 2011 - September 21, 2011

International Summer School “Implementation of Sustainability into Research and Teaching of Higher Education Institutions in Eastern Europe”  

Venue: Lueneburg, Germany


September 21, 2011 - September 24, 2011

The 1st International Conference "Economic System of European Union and Accession of the Bosnia & Herzegovina"  


Organizer(s): Vitez University of Travnik in collaboration with:
University of Rijeka – Faculty of Economics – Chair Jean Monnet,
University of Ljubljana – Faculty of Economics – Chair Jean Monnet,
University of Belgrade – Faculty of Organizational Sciences,
University of Zagreb – Faculty of Economics and Business and
Institute CEDIMES Paris – Centre for Studies in International Development and Economic and Social Movements – CEDIMES Rijeka

October 20, 2011 - October 22, 2011

My PhD 2011: “Does place matter? Central and Eastern Europe in the global world of the 21. century”  

Venue: Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Organizer(s): Friedrich Ebert Foundation in cooperation with European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and Proforum under the auspices of Ms. Brigita Schmognerova, the former Minister of Finance of Slovakia and the President of Proforum.

October 27, 2011 - October 29, 2011

Cha(lle)nging Democracy at the Beginning of 21st Century  

Venue: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Organizer(s): Babe-Bolyai University

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Other Interesting Publications

Freedom on the Net 2011: A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital Media Freedom

Editor(s): Sanja Kelly, Sarah Cook

Publisher: Freedom House

Freedom House has conducted a comprehensive study of internet freedom in 37 countries around the globe. An earlier, pilot version was published in 2009, covering a sample of 15 countries. The new edition, Freedom on the Net 2011, assesses a wider range of political systems, while tracking improvements and declines in the countries examined two years ago.  

The Role of Regions?

Editor(s): Tassilo Herrschel and Pontus Tallberg

Publisher: Region Skane

This book brings together discussions on this wide range of manifestations of regions and regionalisation processes, and their theoretical and practical implications. Drawing on examples from northern and north-western Europe and, for comparison with different political-administrative traditions, North America. 

The Governance of Public and Non-Profit Organizations

Editor(s): Chris Cornforth

Publisher: Routledge

This book will be essential reading for academics and students with an interest in the governance and management of public and non-profit organizations, and will also be of value to policy makers and practitioners who wish to gain a deeper understanding of how boards work and what can be done to improve their performance. 

Governance and Regulation in the Third Sector: International Perspectives

Editor(s): Susan Phillips, Steven Rathgeb Smith

Publisher: Routledge

The book brings together scholars and experienced practitioners from different countries to investigate the relationship between regulation and relational governance for the third sector in a comparative context.  

Performance Management in the Public Sector

Author(s): Wouter van Dooren, Geert Bouckaert, John Halligan

Publisher: Routledge

The book takes as its point of departure a broad definition of performance to redefine major and basic mechanisms in public administration, both theoretically and in practice.  

The New Public Governance? Emerging Perspectives on the Theory and Practice of Public Governance

Editor(s): Stephen P. Osborne

Publisher: Routledge

This book represents a comprehensive analysis of the state of the art of public management, examining and framing the debate in this important area. 

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