The 13th NISPAceee Annual Conference
Democratic Governance for the XXI. Century: Challenges and Responses in CEE countries
Moscow, Russia, May 19-21, 2005
Organized in cooperation with
the main local organizer the School of Public Administration of the Moscow State University, and local coorganizer the Higher School of Economics, Moscow
NISPAcee is pleased to invite all member institutions, associate and individual members, as well as others interested in the topics of public administration and public policy in Central and Eastern Europe to participate and take part in discussions of the issues of democratic governance at the 13th annual NISPAcee conference.
During the last 15 years, former Communist countries have made significant social, political, and economic progress. Free elections, public policy debates, market economy, diverse civil societies are the proof of this. National public administration systems and practices have also changed dramatically. Today's civil servants are more professional and capable than they were a decade ago; many public managers utilize the best public administration research has to offer; efficiency and effectiveness play important roles in art and science of governing. The transition to democratic and prosperous societies is in full swing in Central and Eastern Europe. Some countries already joined the EU in May 2004. Whilst the degree of advancement is varied, democracy and market economy as values and as a reality have taken roots in the region. As these changes occur, public administration practice and theory have faced a number of new as well as traditional challenges.
Call for participation: NISPAcee Best Graduate Student Paper Award Competition
The deadline for submitting the application and the paper is April 1, 2005.
Panel Sessions and Forums
Several panel sessions and forums are planned to be included in the conference programme.
The overall objective is the presentation of different projects and relevant activities as well as to enable and facilitate the exchange of views, experiences and good practices among the countries. The proposals with the identified topic and the presentations are welcome and will be considered by the Conference Steering Committee.
WORKING GROUPS - information from the Call for Papers
Several NISPAcee working groups will meet during the conference. More information on these working groups (which will be included in the conference programme) and the requirements for participation, will be available on the NISPAcee website from mid July 2004.
The following working groups will hold their meetings during the conference:
APPLICATIONS WITH PAPERS - closed
The authors whose drafts of proposals have been accepted are asked to prepare the final version of the presentation according to
NISPAcee MANUSCRIPT GUIDELINES
The final paper should be uploaded to the author’s application form on the NISPAcee website into the box: PAPER FILE by April 1st, 2005
at the latest.
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REGISTRATION AND HOTEL RESERVATIONS
The ONLINE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION - closed
A visa may be required for citizens from certain countries. Participants must personally arrange their visas in their countries.
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Insurance: Each participant at the NISPAcee Conference is responsible for arranging his/her health or any other necessary insurance. NISPAcee will not take any responsibility for participants in this matter.
Working language: English
Information on all conference logistics is available on the Internet:
NISPAcee homepage http://www.nispa.org/
All information will be regularly updated.