The 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference

The 30th NISPAcee Annual Conference, Bucharest, Romania, June 2 - June 4, 2022

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D.B., United States, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...relating to public administration and policy. Good opportunities for networking.

N.D., Georgia, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

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R.B., Lithuania, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

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E.Z., Bulgaria, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

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P.N., Hungary, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

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

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

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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...

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... 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

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

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

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

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

The Conference was very academically fruitful!

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 Paper/Speech Details of Conference Program  

for the  30th NISPAcee Annual Conference
  Program Overview
Panel: Governance and Politics of Small States
Author(s)  Javad Keypour 
  Tallinn University of Technology
Tallinn  Estonia
 Title  The delicacy of meeting climate goals in the EU small states: an energy security-oriented perspective
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Presenter(s)  Javad Keypour
According to the EU Green Deal, the European Union (EU) has sought to be climate-neutral by 2050. Since the EU is a net energy importer, achieving such a goal needs to be planned considering the EU’s energy security concerns and under the spirit of solidarity principle. Nevertheless, these concerns are mainly framed to suit the larger states’ aspirations rather than the small ones allegedly. In the same vein, recent studies have highlighted the energy orientations of major EU powers. However, the current research objective is to make recommendations for solidifying the EU’s energy and climate policies by providing an overview of small states’ energy security outlines on achieving the defined climate goals. To this mean, the study defines nine EU small states based upon an aggregated index comprising energy-relevant indicators. Then, the impact of the size factor on smaller states’ energy security is proven, applying a quantitative method. This could mean that energy security-wise, the small states are more vulnerable to the transition era policies than the others. Given that the main energy policy outlines of the Union are under review, especially the Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) Regulation and the Gas Directive, regional integration of energy infrastructures and markets is proposed for safeguarding small states’ energy security within these revising rules.