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NISPAcee News 2012, Volume XIX - No. 1 February 2012
Dear Readers,
We are sending you a new issue of the NISPAcee Newsletter in electronic 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 winter 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:

Yours sincerely,
Ľudmila Gajdošová, NISPAcee Executive Director


NISPAcee Announcements

Reports of NISPAcee Activities

News from Other Institutions

Events from Other Institutions

Other Interesting Publications

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NISPAcee Announcements

NISPAcee Mourns the Loss of its President, Mzia Mikeladze

NISPAcee Mourns the Loss of its President, Mzia Mikeladze
By Ludmila Gajdosova, NISPAcee Executive Director

Mzia Mikeladze, NISPAcee’s President, passed away suddenly on January 20, 2012. She was 51. The news came as a great shock to us all. We grieve her premature death and would like to thank all our NISPAcee friends who have expressed their condolences to us and to Mzia’s family.

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The 20th NISPAcee Annual Conference

"Public Administration East and West: Twenty Years of Development"

May 23 -26, 2012, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia (FYR Macedonia)

Organised in co-operation with the University „St.Kliment Ohridski"- Bitola, Republic of Macedonia (FYR Macedonia)

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HINTS and TIPS from the 20th Annual Conference Coordinators:
Selection of Papers for the Conference

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Managing Public Investments at the Municipal Level in Georgia

"Managing Public Investments at the Municipal Level in Georgia” National conference

The National Conference will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia on March 20, 2012. The participants include representatives of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Finance, Parliament, Local Government, NGOs dealing with local budget monitoring, educational institutions and the media.

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Implementation of the Public Administration Reform Strategy in Montenegro

Implementation of the Public Administration Reform Strategy in Montenegro - Slovak experts’ mission to Montenegro
The project "Implementation of the Public Administration Reform strategy in Montenegro” has been running since September 2011 and is implemented by NISPAcee, within the UNDP–Government of Slovakia programme on Promotion of the Slovak Transitional Experience and Human Capital in ODA.

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Reports of NISPAcee Activities

The 5th Trans-European Dialogues (TED5)

The 5th Trans-European Dialogues (TED5): The Politics of Agency Governance
February 1-3, 2012, Budapest, Hungary

TED is an annual scholarly conference organised jointly by the two key professional associations of Public Administration in Europe. Those associations are the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA) and the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee). TEDs are high-level, focused conferences on timely topics in Public Administration, bringing together senior experts from different regions, thereby facilitating interchange and discussion across Europe and even including Central Asia and the Caucasus.

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Implementation of the PA Reform Strategy in Montenegro - Study Tour

Implementation of the Public Administration Reform Strategy in Montenegro - Study Tour
The study tour to Slovakia took place on November 28 – December 2, 2011.

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Training course “Effective and Attractive Presentation”

Training course "Effective and Attractive Presentation”
November 7 – 11, 2011 / Bratislava, Slovakia
The NISPAcee training course "Effective and Attractive Presentation” took place in Bratislava, Slovak Republic on November 7-11, 2011.
The main objective of the training was to develop participants' presentation skills and introduce them to different presentation techniques and tools.

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News from Other Institutions

The First IASIA Regional Conference for Latin America and Caribbean

The First Regional Conference for Latin America and Caribbean of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration - IASIA
central theme was Administration for Development: challenges for implement regional integration policies.

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European Public Administration Network (EUPAN)

In the framework of the Polish Presidency in the Council of the EU in the second half of 2011, Poland was chairing works of the European Public Administration Network - EUPAN. It is an informal network of the Directors General responsible for Public Administration in the Member States of the European Union, the European Commission and observer countries - representatives of Norway, Switzerland, candidate countries - as well as other organizations. NISPAcee was also invited to participate. NISPAcee Executive Director Ludmila Gajdosova represented NISPAcee in EUPAN meetings.

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Meeting of Directors of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration (DISPA)

DISPA meeting under the Polish Presidency
Meeting of Directors of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration (DISPA) from the European Union was organized by the NISPAcee member institution, the National School of Public Administration, in Warsaw, on October 13 - 14, 2011.

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Events from Other Institutions

March 8, 2012 - March 10, 2012

Reviewing the Trends: The European Union from a Regulatory Institution to a Post-national Cosmopolitan Order  

Venue: Venice, Italy

Organizer(s): Euroacademia

March 29, 2012 - March 29, 2012

The 12th International Congress "Public Administration and Local Government"  

Venue: Kharkiv, Ukraine

Organizer(s): Kharkiv Regional Institute of Public administration of the National Academy of Public Administration attached to the Office of the President of Ukraine

April 12, 2012 - April 14, 2012

New Challenges for Local Governance  

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

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

April 27, 2012 - April 28, 2012

Local Governance, Decentralization and Participation: Meta-Governance Perspectives

Venue: Tallinn, Estonia

Organizer(s): Tallinn University of Technology's Department of Public Administration

May 25, 2012 - May 27, 2012

European networks: the Balkans, Scandinavia and the Baltic world in a time of economic and ideological crisis  

Venue: Targoviste, Romania

Organizer(s): Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies,

June 17, 2012 - June 19, 2012

IV International Scientific Conference “e-Governance”  

Venue: Sozopol at Black See, Bulgaria

Organizer(s): Technical University-Sofia, Research and Education Centre for e-Governance

June 18, 2012 - June 21, 2012

10th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs  

Venue: Athens, Greece

Organizer(s): The Politics & International Affairs Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)

June 18, 2012 - June 22, 2012

Socio Economic Priorities and Public Administration  

Venue: Merida, Yucatan (Mexico)

Organizer(s): International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) and Instituto Nacional de Administracion Publica (INAP)

July 2, 2012 - July 6, 2012

Decentralisation and Local Governance  

Venue: The Hague, The Netherlands

Organizer(s): The Hague Academy for Local Governance

July 16, 2012 - July 21, 2012

Challenges for Local Governance and Development in the 21st Century  

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand

Organizer(s): IASIA and the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA)

September 5, 2012 - September 8, 2012

EGPA Annual Conference 2012  

Venue: Bergen, Norway

Organizer(s): EGPA and University of Bergen, Norway

September 13, 2012 - September 15, 2012

Sixth Pan-European Conference on EU Politics  

Venue: Tampere, Finland

Organizer(s): ECPR Standing Group on the European Union

November 5, 2012 - November 16, 2012

Peacebuilding and Local Governance  

Venue: The Hague, The Netherlands

Organizer(s): The Hague Academy for Local Governance

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Other Interesting Publications

European Financial and Accounting Journal

Publisher: Publishing house Oeconomica 2011

ISSN: 1802-2197

The special issue of the European Financial and Accounting Journal is a result of a joint initiative of the Faculty of Finance and Accounting at University of Economics, Prague and the NISPAcee. The papers included in this volume were selected form the papers prepared in the framework of the NISPAcee Working Group on Fiscal Policy and presented in May 2011 at the 19th NISPAcee Annual Conference. 

The Current Breaktrough Points in Public Administration

Author(s): Istvan Tozsa, Balazs Budai

This textbook deals with the topical and timely issues regarding the practical aspects of the modernization of public administration, not only in Hungary, but in the Eastern Central European Region as well. 

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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