European Association for Public Administration Accreditation


Trans-European Dialogue

TED 10 Conference

Portsmouth, UK - 1-2 February 2018




The Study and Practice of Public Administration in Europe

The participants will further discuss how to approach PA key issues and how to develop the PA as object of research and teaching especially: interdiciplinarity of the field - how disciplines are collaborating (or not) in/within Public Administration and the linkages between the major disciplines. We will also address the important theme of the PA research funding between opportunities and challenges. The participants to TED 10 will also address the different aspects of PA Education as its internationalization and digitalization, the role of accreditation and the links between research agenda and Education in PA. We will also investigate the role of learning societies in the developments of PA study and practices and the future orientations for Public Administration.

1) Inter-disciplinary research in Europe: perspectives & practice in Public Administration

TED 10 Conference will address the relationships of different social science disciplines to Public Administration. The participants will approach the linkages between the major disciplines that constitute the field of Public Administration. Key questions are how disciplines, such as political science, public management,law, sociology, economics, are contributing to the development of the field. The key question is what we can learn from a multi and/or trans-disciplinary perspective. How synergies between disciplines can contribute to produce relevant knowledge to understand the functioning of the field of public administration and public policies. We will also discuss the philosophical foundations of Public Administration from classical metaphysics to phenomenology, empiricism to rationalism and pragmatism to personalism and their importance for public governance as well as epistemological and ontological issues. They will also highlight the future trends of PA and PM research agenda.

2) The Future of Public Administration Research and Funding

TED 10 speakers and participants will debate the important issue of financing research in Public Administration. What are the opportunities for research funding and are they linked to the needs of PA at national and European levels and/or to innovations? Experiences of funded programmes in Public Administration will be presented and discussed: the different steps to develop initiatives/programmes/projects and/or to apply for grants: national grants, European funding opportunities as well as those linked to research and PA agenda. They will also address the different ways for a better integration of evidence on the impact of research and innovation in policy-making and how PA research can be embedded in Public Administration future developments.

3) Developments and Strategic Challenges in Public Administration Education

TED 10 will also contribute to the important debate on major trends and developments in Public administration education. The participants will discuss the important linkage between research and teaching, Europeanisation and internationalization as well as adaptation to national needs, role of accreditation and quality standards. They will also address the role of new technologies and the digitalization of PA education and training programme.

4) Learning societies: Contributions to scholarship, knowledge and practice and future directions for Public Administration

TED 10 will provide participants with an overview of the key contributions of learning societies to scholarship, to knowledge and practice. They will further discuss the role of these societies and networks in coordinating the work of schools and institutes of PA in quest of education, training and research in public administration, in organizing conferences, dialogues and knowledge platforms for academics and practitioners at national (national council), European, and global level. The objective is to make the bridge between Public Administration as a discipline and as a profession and to point out the key trends for the future.



The Trans-European Dialogue (TED) is a scholarly conference organized jointly by the two key professional associations of Public Administration in Europe. Those associations are the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) and theNetwork of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe(NISPAcee). It is a high-level, focused conference on a timely topic in Public Administration (PA) that will profit from bringing together senior experts from different regions, thereby facilitating interchange and discussion across Europe and even including Central Asia and the Caucasus, which also belongs to NISPAcee’ s area.

The discussions will be structured into four thematic sessions, each of which starting with presentations by speakers from EGPA and NISPAcee followed by participants’ oral contributions reflecting on the key elements of their research.


We kindly invite participants to develop and submit:

1.One or two brief(s) (100-300 words long) propositions related to the key conference themes, along with an explanation of how the propositions reflect their own research interests and activities. These propositions will be the basis of a brief presentation at the TED 10 event.

2.A proposal (abstract) of a (full) paperto be brieflypresented during TED 10 underlining key arguments for the discussions of one TED topic.

3.Submit both a brief and a proposal of a (full) paper.



·Deadlinesfor proposals :2 December 2017

·Deadlinesfor final contributions (briefs and/or papers):8 January 2018.

·Deadlinesfor registering to TED 10:25 January 2018.



Proposals should be submit online athttp://ted-dialogues.org/ted-10-portsmouth/under the link submission and registration


Proposals should be sent to the following persons:


Professor Dr Karen Johnston

Portsmouth University

Portsmouth Business School

Organisational Studies & Human Resources



Professor Dr György HAJNAL

Head of Department, Department of Public Policy and Management

Director, Institute of Economic and Public Policy

E-mail : gyorgy.hajnal@uni-corvinus.hu;gyorgy.hajnal01@gmail.com


Contact person:

Dr Fabienne MARON

IIAS Scientific Administrator

EGPA Executive Secretary

E-mail: f.maron@iias-iisa.org



Please register at: http://ted-dialogues.org/ted-10-portsmouth/under the link submission and registration



FEE (in Euros)

TED 10 Participants

Scientific programme (+ welcome drinks and dinner)

200 €

Accompanying person

95 €


Deadlines for registering to TED 10:25 January 2018.





University of Portsmouth

Portland Street

Richmond Building, Room 1.15

Portsmouth, UK PO1 3DE


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TED 10 Recommendation for Hotels

1. Holiday Inn Express, Gunwharf, Portsmouth


2. Premier Inn Portsmouth City Centre


3. Ibis Portsmouth City Centre




TED 10 Website at : http://ted-dialogues.org/

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