The 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference

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In the conference participated 317 participants

Conference programme published

Almost 250 conference participants from 36 countries participated

Conference Report

The 28th NISPAcee Annual Conference cancelled

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...Sessions were interesting, scholars were engaging and all the social events were amazing!

B.K., Kazakhstan, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

Excellent organization, excellent food. Compliments to the organizers, they did a wonderful job!

V.J., Netherlands, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

...I must say that the PhD pre-conference seminar was the most useful seminar of my life. Very well...

K.V., Czech Republic, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

... I would even argue that they are the very best - both in terms of scientific content and also entertainment…

P.W., Denmark, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

An opportunity to learn from other researchers and other countries' experiences on certain topics.

G.A.C., Hungary, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Very well organised, excellent programme and fruitful discussions.

M.M.S., Slovakia, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

The NISPAcee conference remains a very interesting conference.

M.D.V., Netherlands, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Thank you for the opportunity to be there, and for the work of the organisers.

D.Z., Hungary, 24th Conference 2016, Zagreb

Well organized, as always. Excellent conference topic and paper selection.

M.S., Serbia, 23rd Conference 2015, Georgia

Perfect conference. Well organised. Very informative.

M.deV., Netherlands, 22nd Conference 2014, Hungary

Excellent conference. Congratulations!

S. C., United States, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

Thanks for organising the pre-conference activity. I benefited significantly!

R. U., Uzbekistan, 19th Conference, Varna 2011

Each information I got, was received perfectly in time!

L. S., Latvia, 21st Conference 2013, Serbia

The Conference was very academically fruitful!

M. K., Republic of Macedonia, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

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 Paper/Speech Details of Conference Program  

for the  27th NISPAcee Annual Conference
  Program Overview
Panel: Public Value as a Guiding Principle for Governance
Author(s)  Andreja Pegan 
  Northumbria University
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE  United Kingdom
 
 
 Title  Public Value at the European Level: Unpacking Cohesion Policy
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Presenter  Andreja Pegan
Abstract  
  
This paper explores the creation of public value at the European level on the example of Cohesion policy. It builds on data generated in 47 focus groups conducted in 16 regions across 12 Member States of the European Union. The choice of focus group data is motivated by an understanding that what is public value is determined by a collective, in the case of this paper groups of citizens that participated in the focus groups. Moreover, “value” suggests a certain subjectivity which considers citizens’ perceptions. The paper offers insights into citizens understanding and the meanings that they associate to EU Cohesion policy. The main finding is that Cohesion policy is mainly associated with its economic utility to citizens, and much less with broader democratic values such as participation, stakeholder involvement and European solidarity. Given the upcoming negotiations on the EU budget, the point of reflections for practitioners is how can Cohesion policy be reformed to broaden citizens’ understanding of how the European Union works.