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NISPAcee News 2017, Volume XXIV - No. 2
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NISPAcee Announcements

Reports of NISPAcee Activities

News from Other Institutions

Events from Other Institutions

Other Interesting Publications

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NISPAcee Announcements

25th NISPAcee Annual Conference - Conference Programme

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25th NISPAcee Annual Conference - Conference Venue

To avoid climbing the long stairs in front of the main entrance, we recommend that conference participants use the left side entrance.

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Reports of NISPAcee Activities

SlovakAid project BiH - Study Tour

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Feedbacks from the participants of the study tour to Slovakia

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NISPAcee Jean Monnet e-News - April 2017

NISPAcee Jean Monnet e-News / April 2017 issued within European Union Integration Process Promoting Activities project implemented with the support of the ERASMUS+ programme.

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NISPAcee Jean Monnet e-News - March 2017

NISPAcee Jean Monnet e-News / March 2017 issued within European Union Integration Process Promoting Activities project implemented with the support of the ERASMUS+ programme.

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News from Other Institutions

ICUB-University of Bucharest: Fellowship for Young Researchers

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Summer School on the Regulation of Local Public Services: Call for applications

Deadline for applications: June 5, 2017

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Europa Media Newsletter May 2017

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ReSPA Newsletter March 2017

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Hertie School of Governance: News May 2017

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Events from Other Institutions

December 7, 2017 - December 8, 2017

Smart Cities Conference fifth Edition  

Venue: Expozitiei blvd. no. 30A, Bucharest, Postal code: 012104, Romania

Organizer(s): National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Bucharest
Faculty of Public Administration

October 12, 2017 - October 13, 2017


Venue: Siauliai University (Lithuania)

Organizer(s): Department of Public Administration, Šiauliai University Faculty of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

October 1, 2017 - November 30, 2019

EU Expertise for Professionals  

Venue: Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Rome, Nice, Vienna

Organizer(s): Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE Nice/Berlin), CETEUS (University of Cologne)

September 21, 2017 - September 22, 2017

Economic and political challenges for a more convergent €-zone  

Venue: Brussels

Organizer(s): Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)

September 20, 2017 - September 22, 2017

6th Central European Conference on „Engines of regional and urban development“

Venue: Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

Organizer(s): Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia (Department of Public Economics and Regional Development & Research and Inovation Centre)
Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Faculty of National Economy, University of Economics, Bratislava, Slovakia
Slovak Section of the European Regional Science Association
Hungarian Regional Science Association

September 5, 2017 - December 7, 2019

CfA: Executive Master in EU Studies  

Venue: E-learning proramme with workshops in Berlin, Rome, Budapest, Brussels, Nice

Organizer(s): CIFE, CETEUS

August 17, 2017 - August 19, 2017

2017 GSPP Conference on Good Governance and Economic Diversification in Resource Rich Economies  

Venue: Astana, Kazakhstan

Organizer(s): Nazarbayev University

August 16, 2017 - August 31, 2017

Global Challenges from the Local Perspective  

Venue: Klaipėda University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Klaipėda,Lithuania

Organizer(s): Klaipėda University

July 5, 2017 - July 8, 2017

XVIII IAUP Triennial Conference  

Venue: Vienna, Austria

Organizer(s): International Association of University Presidents

July 4, 2017 - July 7, 2017

Managing the EU Policy Cycle: A Comprehensive 4-Day Course on EU Decision-Making in Practice  

Venue: EIPA Maastricht (NL), OLV plein 22, NL - 6211 HE Maastricht, Netherlands

Organizer(s): European Institute of Public Administration
Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 22
NL-6211 HE Maastricht, Netherlands
tel.: + 31 43 3296 222;

July 3, 2017 - July 7, 2017

2017 IASIA-MENAPAR Joint Conference  

Venue: Ramallah, Palestine

Organizer(s): International Institute of Administrative Sciences

June 15, 2017 - June 16, 2017

Understanding the EU Budget  

Venue: EIPA Maastricht (NL), OLV plein 22, NL - 6211 HE Maastricht, Netherlands

Organizer(s): European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), Maastricht, NL

June 6, 2017 - June 7, 2017

Forum 2017 Issues: Bridging Divides  

Venue: Paris, France

Organizer(s): OECD

May 30, 2017 - June 2, 2017

Managing Migrations, Integration and Poverty: A Global Challenge for Governance and Public Administration  

Venue: Aix Marseille University,Aix-en-Provence, France.

Organizer(s): International Institute for Administrative Sciences

May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017

International Congress of the Medical Sciences, Education, Behavioral Sciences and Physical Rehabilitation from the perspective of quality of life - with exposition  

Venue: Craiova, Romania

Organizer(s): UNIV, Craiova

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Other Interesting Publications

Public Administration Reforms in Eastern European Union Member States. Post-Accession Convergence and Divergence

Author(s): Polonca Kovač, Mantas Bileišis

Publisher: Mykolas Romeris University, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Administration

ISBN: 9789955198505

Between 1989 and 1991, a giant region of the world underwent revolutionary change. To this day, it is widely referred to as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). This book represents an overview and a reflection of changes in countries that implemented the most profound public administration reforms (PAR) – countries that joined the European Union (EU) between 2004 and 2013. Contributors to this book are prominent public administration researchers in their respective countries; this allows for in-depth insights both into the history of reforms, as they were experienced and into current topics of PAR as they are debated at the national level. We find that the concept of CEE has lost relevance in public administration research, and we are in need of a more nuanced theory. In the face of mounting challenges to EU integration this book, we believe, will contribute to the search of public governance solutions for the benefit of all Europeans.  

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