The 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference

The 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 21 - October 23, 2021

Excellent conference. I really enjoyed the papers, speakers, schedule and location and great staff!

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

Excellent participants, argument-driven discussions, impartial and supportive Chairs in the Working Group.

D.G., Republic of North Macedonia, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...to detail and I really enjoyed the supportive and encouraging atmosphere there. Thank you!

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

...both in terms of academic quality and logistics, and also social events. It was a true joy.

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

...The special programmes were really excellent and we took home many varied experiences.

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

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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Wednesday, October 20, 2021            10:00 - 12:00

PhD Pre-conference Seminar 
Session 1
Room P6 ground floor
Related to PhD Pre-conference Seminar
Chair: Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands 
Chair: Iwona Sobis, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
During the first part of this seminar, PhD students will receive information and advice from the Chairs and discuss how to improve the paper and how to organise papers in such a way that these papers conform to the standards required to have them published. In addition an importance of the empirical research for the practice will be highlighted.  The structure of PhD theses will be analysed and differences between a paper based on an empirical or theoretical research will be pointed out and how these should be reflected in the theses. This session focuses on the introduction and conclusions of papers.

Paper: Resilience at the Workplace through Empowering Leadership. A comparative analysis
Author/Presenter:
Bianca Andrianu, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: The impact of direct regulation tools on the protection of the interests of a private investor in the USA, China and Russia (on the example of brokerage)
Author/Presenter:
Aynur Biktashev, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Paper: Fiscal Decentralization and Incentives of Local Authoritiesin the Russian Federation
Author/Presenter:
Vladislav Bukharsky, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Paper: Opportunities and limitations of Russian national public policy in the field of spatial development of cities
Author/Presenter:
Anton Gorodnichev, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Paper: Extended availability of public employees for home-based work during nonwork time in the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic
Author(s):
Špela Mar, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jernej Buzeti, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Špela Mar, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Building Trust Through Collaboration: An Overview of Digital Transformation in Indonesian Local Government.
Author(s):
Rio Yusri Maulana, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mitja Decman, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Rio Yusri Maulana, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Electronic administration at the local level in Hungary at the time of pandemic
Author/Presenter:
Peter Molnar, Karoli Gaspar University Of Reform Church, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: Cross-organisational collaboration management of digital innovation in the public sector – the case of the Estonian Employment Register
Author/Presenter:
Steven Nommik, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Paper: Evaluation of institutional care for the elderly in the Republic of Slovenia in crisis conditions related to the covid – 19 pandemics
Author(s):
Barbara Purkart, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Janez Stare, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Public Administration, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Barbara Purkart, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: THE EMERGENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN (GOVERNMENT) COMMUNICATION AND ITS POTENTIAL EFFECTS THROUGH US AMERICAN EXAMPLES
Author/Presenter:
Ferenc Varga, Karoli Gaspar University Of Reform Church, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: Development of a model supporting the measurement of the maturity of smart public governance
Author/Presenter:
Petra Vujković, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Comparative analysis of the state regulation of the international trade
Author/Presenter:
Valeriia Vysotckaya, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Wednesday, October 20, 2021            12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break 
A light lunch will be served directly in the meeting room
Room P6 ground floor

Wednesday, October 20, 2021            13:00 - 14:30

PhD Pre-conference Seminar 
Session 2
Room P6 ground floor
Related to PhD Pre-conference Seminar
Chair: Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands 
Iwona Sobis, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

In the second session of the seminar, PhD students will learn how to improve their papers within a trusted environment. This section focuses on the theoretical section of papers and the presentation of theories in the paper.


Wednesday, October 20, 2021            14:30 - 15:00

Coffee break 
Refreshment will be served directly in the meeting room
Room P6 ground floor

Wednesday, October 20, 2021            14:45 - 16:30

PhD Pre-conference Seminar 
Session 3
Room P6 ground floor
Related to PhD Pre-conference Seminar
Chair: Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands 
Chair: Iwona Sobis, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
The third session focuses on the presentation of outcomes in papers and on topics related to writing a dissertation. This can involve issues related to substance as well as the writing process.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021            15:30 - 18:30

Steering Committee Meeting  
Room P19 2nd floor
Closed meeting

Wednesday, October 20, 2021            17:00 - 19:00

Conference Registration  
Room Lobby in front of P1 souterrain

Wednesday, October 20, 2021            19:00 - 20:00

Meeting with Conference Coordinators (Physical) 
Room P6 ground floor
All conference Coordinators and Chairs are invited to this meeting.

Thursday, October 21, 2021            8:30 - 12:30

Conference Registration 
Room Lobby in front of P1 souterrain

Thursday, October 21, 2021            9:00 - 10:00

Opening Plenary Session 
Welcome and Opening Speeches
Room P1 souterrain
Related to Opening Plenary Session
Chair: Gyorgy Hajnal, NISPAcee President, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary 

Welcome Speech
Author/Presenter:
Gyorgy Hajnal, NISPAcee President, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Welcome Speech
Author/Presenter:
Mirko Pecaric, Dean, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Opening Speech
Author/Presenter:
Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia, , Slovenia

Opening Speech
Author/Presenter:
Mark Boris Andrijanič , Minister, Ministry for Digital Transformation of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Opening Speech: Critical Issues for Public Administration Education and Practice: Some Perspectives from Across the Atlantic.
Author/Presenter:
Allan Rosenbaum, ASPA President, ICAPA Chair, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States

Thursday, October 21, 2021            10:00 - 10:30

Opening Plenary Session 
Keynote presentation
Room P1 souterrain
Related to Opening Plenary Session

Keynote Speech: "Participatory budgeting in CEE: current trends"
Author/Presenter:
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Thursday, October 21, 2021            10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break 
Room Lobby in front of P1 souterrain

Thursday, October 21, 2021            11:00 - 11:30

Opening Plenary Session 
Keynote presentation - online
Room P1 souterrain
Related to Opening Plenary Session
Chair: Gyorgy Hajnal, NISPAcee President, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary 

Keynote Speech: ’Collaborative governance for innovation, effectiveness and democracy?’
Author/Presenter:
Jacob Torfing, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark

Thursday, October 21, 2021            11:30 - 12:30

Opening Plenary Session 
Award Ceremony
Room P1 souterrain
Related to Opening Plenary Session
Chair: Gyorgy Hajnal, NISPAcee President, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary 
Presentations of awarded teachers/researchers:
 
Alena Brunovská Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration 2020
Maja Klun, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  
Alena Brunovská Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration 2021
Daniel Klimovský, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Mzia Mikeladze PhD Thesis Award 2020
Petra Durman, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Alena Brunovská Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration 2020; Presentation of the winner: "Evaluation of interactive budget data in selected countries"
Author/Presenter:
Maja Klun, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Alena Brunovská Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration 2021; Presentation of the winner: "The COVID-19 pandemic and public administration: A source of challenges or a room for opportunities?"
Author/Presenter:
Daniel Klimovsky, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Mzia Mikeladze PhD Thesis Award 2020; Presentation of the winner: "The influence of organisational variables on the process and results of participation in public administration"
Author/Presenter:
Petra Durman, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Thursday, October 21, 2021            12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break 
Room Lobby in front of P1 souterrain

Thursday, October 21, 2021            14:00 - 15:30

WG1: Local Government (Physical) 
Room P2 souterrain
Related to WG1: Local Government (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Daniel Klimovsky, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
The working group on Local Government deals with all sub-national levels of governance from several points of view: regulation, structure, organisation, functioning, finance, representation, election, and public policies etc. The WG especially welcomes empirical research results, comparative analysis, theoretical contributions and, of course, interdisciplinary approaches are supported.

Paper: Centralisation in public services in Hungary from a consumer perspective
Author/Presenter:
Laszlo Kakai, University of Pecs, Pécs, Hungary

Paper: Re-thinking the Role of the Lower-Middle Level in Hungary - from the Local Government Point of View –
Author/Presenter:
Tibor Laszlo Busko, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: Models of Administrative Supervision of Local Government in Central and Eastern European Countries. – a typology
Author/Presenter:
Stanislaw Zakroczymski, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Thursday, October 21, 2021            14:00 - 15:30

WG2: E-government (Physical) 
Room P3 souterrain
Related to WG2: E-government (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Nicolae Urs, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The E-governance Working Group invites innovative papers on the influence of information communication technologies (ICT) on government, public administration, public policy and the public sector at large. The main focus and differentiation of NISPAcee regarding this topic is discovering some of the special challenges originating from the CEE region, and also contributing to the general discourses on digital transformation of citizens, institutions and governance.  

Linked with the 2021 Main Conference Theme "Citizens’ Engagement and Empowerment – The Era of Collaborative Innovation in Governance”, WG 2 will present papers that touch on the challenges created by the gradually expanding data collection and data use by public institutions. 

Paper: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the digital transformation of public administration: The case of Slovenian administrative units
Author(s):
Aleksander Aristovnik, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Eva Murko, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nina Tomaževič, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Polonca Kovač, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dejan Ravselj, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Eva Murko, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: A Holistic Digital Approach to Co-creation of Public Services
Author(s):
Sanja Vrbek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Rok Hržica, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tina Jukic, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sanja Vrbek, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana; Rok Hržica, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana; Tina Jukić, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana
Presenter(s):
Sanja Vrbek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Smartphone and Preventive medicine in young adults. A systematic review.
Author/Presenter:
Michał Żabiński, Cracow University of Economics, Krakow, Poland

Thursday, October 21, 2021            14:00 - 15:30

WG8: Non-Governmental Organisations in Central and Eastern Europe (Physical) 
Room P6 ground floor
Related to WG8: Non-Governmental Organisations in CEE (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Gyorgy Hajnal, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Iga Kender-Jeziorska, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Maria Murray Svidronova, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
The working group is focused on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and their participation in governance in the states and regions of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Broad objective is to create a forum for the intellectual and practical exploration of the role that NGOs play – independently and in collaboration with government institutions – in defining, shaping and achieving the public good. 

The general theme of the Working Group on NGOs panel for the 2021 conference continues to be the role and performance of NGOs in governance in CEE countries, neighbouring regions and within the context of European integration. 

Paper: From Human Resources to Resourceful Humans: Introducing Agility in NGOs
Author(s):
Frank Elbers, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 2, Romania
Ana-Maria Grigore
Presenter(s):
Frank Elbers, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 2, Romania

Paper: The Role of Civil Society in Local Election Campaign in Hungary
Author/Presenter:
Agnes Horvath, Eszterhazy Karoly University, Eger, Hungary

Paper: Whose interest really matters? The role of NGOs' representatives within local advisory boards in Poland
Author/Presenter:
Anna Kolomycew, Rzeszow University, Rzeszow, Poland

Paper: "The impact of the dialogue between public authorities and civil society organizations on the quality of governance. The legal and institutional aspects that regulates this dialog in the Republic of Moldova"
Author/Presenter:
Liliana Palihovici, Academy of Public Administration, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Thursday, October 21, 2021            14:00 - 15:30

WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration (Physical) 
RoL and Accountability
Room P7 ground floor
Related to WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Polonca Kovač, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
The "rule of law” is a traditional principle, aimed at limiting the power of the state, administrative institutions and officials towards citizens and other subjects and at ensuring that authoritative decisions are legally based and generally sound. It frames public policies design and the rule making (regulatory level), individual administrative proceedings and implementation of authoritative decisions and legislation, as well as any other administrative actions (implementation level). 

This WG group at the NISPAcee 2021 Conference presents papers exploring specific sub-elements of the rule of law in the CEE region based on national case studies or in the comparative dimension (of CEE countries or CEE countries and other countries in Europe or beyond). Generally, the central issues are expected to be related to the challenges to the rule of law in the CEEs, or the emergence of the rule of law as a part of administrative reforms in EU candidate countries. Given the influences of the administrative doctrine as well as theory.

Paper: Better Regulation and Good Law Making: Instruments and Challenges in CEE Countries
Author(s):
Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Boris Zelenika, Office for Legislation of the Government of Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia Petra Đurman, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Presenter(s):
Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Paper: Emergency legislation and Regulatory quality in times of Pandemic Crises
Author(s):
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Nina Stastna, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):
Nina Stastna, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Paper: Transparency of administrative bodies and accountability of public officials – is there any link? - Analysis of the Czech Republic practice
Author/Presenter:
Jana Janderova, University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic

Paper: Covid-19 and the Rule of Law
Author(s):
Istvan Stumpf, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary
Prof. Dr István Stumpf
Presenter(s):
Istvan Stumpf, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: Audits and Remedies in EU Funded Public Procurement
Author/Presenter:
Gabor Soos, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Thursday, October 21, 2021            14:00 - 15:30

WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA (Online) 
Room P4 souterrain
Related to WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Diana - Camelia Iancu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Veronica Junjan, University of Twente, AE Enschede, Netherlands
WG 3 - Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA is interested in investigating the different means and solutions for citizen empowerment and their collaboration with (sub) national governments towards developing and implementing policy reforms. Good and bad practices are equally relevant: understanding the reasons for success as well as failures in policies with the involvement of citizens’ help not only develop the theory further, but can also provide lessons for future societal transformations.

Paper: Principle of Accountability and Establishment of Politically Neutral Civil Service in Georgia
Author/Presenter:
Nino Dolidze, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Paper: Balancing democratic and technocratic argumentation. The case of Estonian State Reform.
Author(s):
Gerly Elbrecht, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia
Leif Kalev, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia
Presenter(s):
Gerly Elbrecht, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia

Paper: Challenges of Governance During the State of Emergency: The Case of Turkey
Author/Presenter:
Aslı Yılmaz Uçar, Istanbul Altinbas University, İstanbul, Turkey

Paper: Annual Reporting of RF government authorities as a field for the implementation of сo-productive relations (or is it possible to dance alone)
Author(s):
Galina Menshikova, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Ekaterina Kudryashova, The Institute of Legislation and Comparative law under the Government of Russia, Moscow, Russian Federation
Kudryashova Ekaterina, Doctor of science, docent, leading researcher of the Institute of legislation and comparative law, B. Cheremushkinskaya 34, Moscow, Russian Federation, ev_kudryashova@inbox.ru
Presenter(s):
Galina Menshikova, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Thursday, October 21, 2021            14:00 - 15:30

WG4: Inter-regional and Cross-border Cooperation and Development (Online) 
Room P8 ground floor
Related to WG4: Inter-regional and Cross-border Coop. & Dev. (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Alexey Barabashev, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation
Lyubimka Andreeva, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria
Annika Jaansoo, University of Twente, AE Enschede, Netherlands
The main goal of WG 4 - "Inter-regional Cooperation and Development" for the 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference "Citizens' Engagement and Empowerment - The Era of Collaborative Innovation in Governance” is focused on the process of social and cultural peculiarities of inter-regional cooperation in this process, engaging citizens in holding and participation in inter-regional cooperation, and the impact of inter-regional cooperation in cooperative processes. The concept of inter-regional cooperation and development, its definitions, and the rationale of inter-regional cooperation based on citizens' participation are also the main focus of WG 4 research.

Paper: Citizens' Engagement and Empowerment in the area of energy policy governance - the case with Bulgaria
Author/Presenter:
Lyubimka Andreeva, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria

Paper: Communist era travel screening as inverse veto structure
Author/Presenter:
Astrid Hedin, Malmo University, Malmo, Sweden

Paper: Ways of terminating the membership of states from international governmental organizations
Author/Presenter:
Viona Rashica, South East European University, Tetovo, Republic of North Macedonia

Paper: LEGAL REGULATION OF SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES OF EXECUTIVE AUTHORITIES OF THE CONSTITUENT ENTITIES OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN THE CONTEXT OF BUILDING A UNIFIED SYSTEM OF PUBLIC AUTHORITY
Author/Presenter:
Tigran Zanko, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russian Federation

Thursday, October 21, 2021            14:00 - 15:30

WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management (Online) 
Room P9 ground floor
Related to WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Aleksander Aristovnik, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The aim of the working group is to deliver the research in the area of public finance and public financial management undertaken in the NISPAcee region and to support publication of original research on the topic. In addition, it also helps to develop research-led policy recommendations on current questions of public finance and public finance management from different aspects at local, national and international level in the region.

Paper: HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT OF THE MEDICAL DEVICES: A CASE STUDY FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Author(s):
Jana Rozmarinova, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Barbora Říhová, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Presenter(s):
Jana Rozmarinova, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Paper: The impact of direct regulation tools on the protection of the interests of a private investor in the USA, China and Russia (on the example of brokerage)
Author/Presenter:
Aynur Biktashev, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Paper: New Policy Ideas on Global Sovereign Debt Management
Author(s):
András Póra, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
Valeria Szeplaki
Presenter(s):
András Póra, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary

Thursday, October 21, 2021            14:00 - 15:30

Open Sessions (Online) 
Room P1 souterrain
Related to Open Session
WG Programme Coordinators:
Külli Sarapuu, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Eka Akobia, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Paper: Resilience at the Workplace through Empowering Leadership. A comparative analysis
Author/Presenter:
Bianca Andrianu, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: Needs and Expectations of Researchers during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Author(s):
Sorin Burlacu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Professor, PhD. Margareta Stela FLORESCU, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Presenter(s):
Sorin Burlacu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Exploring public values in the work of an ombuds institution: empirical findings from the Austrian case
Author(s):
Julia Dahlvik, University of Applied Science FH Campus Wien, Vienna, Austria
Martina Kollegger, FH Campus Wien, Austria Gizem Gerdan, FH Campus Wien, Austria
Presenter(s):
Julia Dahlvik, University of Applied Science FH Campus Wien, Vienna, Austria

Thursday, October 21, 2021            15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break 
Room Lobby in front of P1 souterrain
Break in between the sessions.

Thursday, October 21, 2021            16:00 - 17:30

WG1: Local Government (Physical) 
Room P2 souterrain
Related to WG1: Local Government (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Daniel Klimovsky, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Paper: Evaluation of territorial reforms
Author(s):
Pawel Swianiewicz, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Kurt Houlberg, VIVE, Denmark
Presenter(s):
Pawel Swianiewicz, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Paper: Non-Electoral Representation at Local Level: The Case of Lithuania
Author(s):
Aistė Lazauskienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
Jurga Bučaitė-Vilkė, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
Presenter(s):
Aistė Lazauskienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Paper: Eroding democratic representation? The electoral scores of the winning candidates in the 2020 local elections in Romania
Author/Presenter:
Roxana Marin, Danubius University, Galati, Romania

Paper: Factors of citizens trust in Local Authorities
Author(s):
Vilma Tubutiene, Vilnius University Siauliai Academy, Siauliai, Lithuania
Diana Saparniene, Vilnius University Siauliai Academy, Siauliai, Lithuania
Gabriele Norvaisaite Vilnius University Siauliai Academy, Siauliai, Lithuania
Presenter(s):
Vilma Tubutiene, Vilnius University Siauliai Academy, Siauliai, Lithuania

Thursday, October 21, 2021            16:00 - 17:30

WG2: E-government (Physical) 
Room P3 souterrain
Related to WG2: E-government (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Nicolae Urs, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The E-governance Working Group invites innovative papers on the influence of information communication technologies (ICT) on government, public administration, public policy and the public sector at large. The main focus and differentiation of NISPAcee regarding this topic is discovering some of the special challenges originating from the CEE region, and also contributing to the general discourses on digital transformation of citizens, institutions and governance.  

Linked with the 2021 Main Conference Theme "Citizens’ Engagement and Empowerment – The Era of Collaborative Innovation in Governance”, WG 2 will present papers that touch on the challenges created by the gradually expanding data collection and data use by public institutions. 

Paper: The analysis of digital maturity of government services and social connectivity of Slovenian urban municipalities
Author(s):
Arian Debeljak, City Hall of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mitja Decman, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Arian Debeljak, City Hall of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: A bibliometric analysis of digital era governance research: An overview over the past two decades
Author(s):
Lan Umek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Aleksander Aristovnik, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ljupco Todorovski, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Lan Umek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Governmental websites quality in Romanian cities: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Author(s):
Nicolae Urs, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dorin Spoaller
Presenter(s):
Nicolae Urs, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dorin Spoaller, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: THE EMERGENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN (GOVERNMENT) COMMUNICATION AND ITS POTENTIAL EFFECTS THROUGH US AMERICAN EXAMPLES
Author/Presenter:
Ferenc Varga, Karoli Gaspar University Of Reform Church, Budapest, Hungary

Thursday, October 21, 2021            16:00 - 17:30

WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA (Online) 
Room P4 souterrain
Related to WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Diana - Camelia Iancu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Veronica Junjan, University of Twente, AE Enschede, Netherlands
WG 3 - Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA is interested in investigating the different means and solutions for citizen empowerment and their collaboration with (sub) national governments towards developing and implementing policy reforms. Good and bad practices are equally relevant: understanding the reasons for success as well as failures in policies with the involvement of citizens’ help not only develop the theory further, but can also provide lessons for future societal transformations.

Paper: Centralization Revisited: Hungarian Experience with Civic Participation in Public Services in the Midst of the Pandemic
Author/Presenter:
Marton Gellen, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: Citizen participation and civic engagement in the digital era: where do we go now?
Author(s):
Veronica Junjan, University of Twente, AE Enschede, Netherlands
Cristina Stanica, Northeastern University, Boston, United States
Presenter(s):
Veronica Junjan, University of Twente, AE Enschede, Netherlands

Paper: Innovation as Mechanism to Restore Citizen's Engagement and Trust in Government
Author/Presenter:
Hendri Kroukamp, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Thursday, October 21, 2021            16:00 - 17:30

WG4: Inter-regional and Cross-border Cooperation and Development (Online) 
Room P8 ground floor
Related to WG4: Inter-regional and Cross-border Coop. & Dev. (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Alexey Barabashev, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation
Lyubimka Andreeva, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria
Annika Jaansoo, University of Twente, AE Enschede, Netherlands
The main goal of WG 4 - "Inter-regional Cooperation and Development" for the 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference "Citizens' Engagement and Empowerment - The Era of Collaborative Innovation in Governance” is focused on the process of social and cultural peculiarities of inter-regional cooperation in this process, engaging citizens in holding and participation in inter-regional cooperation, and the impact of inter-regional cooperation in cooperative processes. The concept of inter-regional cooperation and development, its definitions, and the rationale of inter-regional cooperation based on citizens' participation are also the main focus of WG 4 research.

Paper: Inter-regional cooperation in waste management, new trends in Moscow and the Moscow Region
Author/Presenter:
Rosaline Agiamoh, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Paper: The role of expert communities in the Inter-regional Cooperation and Development Process
Author/Presenter:
Alexey Barabashev, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation

Paper: Impact of Corona to the Cross-Border Cooperation within the EU
Author/Presenter:
Annika Jaansoo, University of Twente, AE Enschede, Netherlands

Thursday, October 21, 2021            16:00 - 17:30

WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management (Online) 
Room P9 ground floor
Related to WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Aleksander Aristovnik, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The aim of the working group is to deliver the research in the area of public finance and public financial management undertaken in the NISPAcee region and to support publication of original research on the topic. In addition, it also helps to develop research-led policy recommendations on current questions of public finance and public finance management from different aspects at local, national and international level in the region.

Paper: Fiscal Decentralization and Incentives of Local Authoritiesin the Russian Federation
Author/Presenter:
Vladislav Bukharsky, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Paper: Application of the non-parametric DEA method to analyse the effectiveness of selected services provided by municipalities, example of primary schools
Author(s):
Marek Jetmar, AMBIS University , Prague, Czech Republic
Jan Kubát
Presenter(s):
Marek Jetmar, AMBIS University , Prague, Czech Republic

Paper: Specialised Financial Institutions in Local Government Financing
Author/Presenter:
Laszlo Vertesy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary

Thursday, October 21, 2021            16:00 - 17:30

WG6: Evidence-Based Public Policy Making (Online) 
Capacity challenges for professional evidence-based public policy
Room P6 ground floor
Related to WG6: Evidence-Based Public Policy Making (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Lesya Ilchenko-Syuyva, National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Kyiv, Ukraine
Jaroslav Dvorak, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Mihaela Victorita Carausan, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
The goal of the WG 6 is to focus on discussions and debates around capacity challenges to professional evidence-based public policy making in the countries embraced by NISPAcee, and not limited to institutionalisation of public policy analysis procedures and concrete remedies for those challenges.
 
For the 29th Annual NISPAcee Conference Citizens' Engagement and Empowerment - the Era of Collaborative Innovation in Governance, the WG on EVIDENCE-BASED PUBLIC POLICY MAKING will present theoretical, empirical or comparative research papers from academics and practitioners on both diagnosis and possible remedies for shortcomings or bottlenecks of evidence-based policy making.

Paper: Romania Preparedness for Mobile Health in Pandemic Times: the Protection of Medical Information
Author/Presenter:
Mihaela Victorita Carausan, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: New opportunities for citizen engagement in evidence-based policymaking in the context of digital transformations
Author/Presenter:
Olexandr Kilievych, National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Kyiv, Ukraine

Paper: Implementation of international commitments of Ukraine in the oil sector: monitoring and evaluation results
Author/Presenter:
Gennadii Riabtsev, National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Kyiv, Ukraine

Thursday, October 21, 2021            16:00 - 17:30

WG7: Public Administration Education (Online) 
Room P7 ground floor
Related to WG7: Public Administration Education (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The aim of the Working Group is Public Administration Education in its broadest sense (curriculum development, curriculum technology, e-learning, teaching technology, best practices, research on education, quality assurance, modern management of public administration programmes, international accreditation, etc.).
The Working Group also focuses on those interested in the management of public administration education because they are in charge of public administration programmes, manage public administration departments or like to share experiences with public administration teaching.

For the 2021 Conference, the coordinators propose a special focus on strategic issues related to the development of public administration programmes.

Paper: THE ROLE OF TEACHING PA VOCABULARY FOR CREATION OF INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE GOVERNANCE PA DISCOURSE
Author/Presenter:
Goulya Nurlybaeva, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russian Federation

Paper: THE IMPACT OF CIVIC EDUCATION ON ENHANCING CIVIC PARTICIPATION IN ROMANIA
Author(s):
Andra Karla Anghel-Sienerth, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 2, Romania
Andreea Drugau-Constantin, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):
Andra Karla Anghel-Sienerth, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 2, Romania
Andreea Drugau-Constantin, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Assessment of the values of future specialists in the field of human resource management in the context of a pandemic and digitalization of education
Author/Presenter:
Tatyana Chernyak, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russian Federation

Paper: Rationalizing Public Higher Education: A Case of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Author/Presenter:
Lenina De Guzman, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

Paper: Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement. A Study among University Students from Public Administration Programmes
Author(s):
Oana Matilda Sabie, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Nica Elvira, PhD Professor, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, RomaniaSabie Oana Matilda, PhD Lecturer, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):
Oana Matilda Sabie, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Thursday, October 21, 2021            16:00 - 17:30

Open Sessions (Online) 
Room P1 souterrain
Related to Open Session
WG Programme Coordinators:
Külli Sarapuu, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Eka Akobia, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Paper: Public Administration in Countries in ConflictThe Case of Georgia
Author/Presenter:
Eka Akobia, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Paper: Community Policing as a citizen engagement strategy for enhanced security in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Nigeria
Author/Presenter:
Elizabeth Maken-Philip, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Zaria, Nigeria

Thursday, October 21, 2021            18:45 - 20:30

Welcome Reception 
Room Ljubljana Castle Grajska planota 1, Ljubljana
We would like to invite you to the Short reception
with a brief introduction of our capital city and the characteristics of its city administration.

Address: Ljubljana Castle, Grajska planota 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia

18:45 -19:00 - Gathering & Welcome
19:00 - 20:30 - Reception

 
We recomend you to get there Ljubljana Castle funicular:
The modern and unobtrusively designed funicular, which complements the traditional cultural identity of the Ljubljana Castle, is popular with both domestic and foreign visitors. It is particularly attractive during fine weather, when it offers spectacular views of the city, and it is indispensable as a fast and comfortable connection with the old town centre. In seeking to preserve the natural environment in the wider area of the Castle Hill, the funicular is the right choice, while at the same time being an exciting experience with which to begin your visit to the castle.

The location of the funicular station: Krekov trg 4, Ljubljana
Time schedule for departures to the castle: it drives every 10 minutes and it can carry about 30 people at a time
Time schedule for departures from the castle:  at our event, the funicular will run until 10 p.m.



 
 
 

Friday, October 22, 2021            9:00 - 10:30

WG4: Inter-regional and Cross-border Cooperation and Development (Physical) 
Room P8 ground floor
Related to WG4: Inter-regional and Cross-border Coop. & Dev. (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Stefan Okruch, Andrássy University Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
The main goal of WG 4 - "Inter-regional Cooperation and Development" for the 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference "Citizens' Engagement and Empowerment - The Era of Collaborative Innovation in Governance” is focused on the process of social and cultural peculiarities of inter-regional cooperation in this process, engaging citizens in holding and participation in inter-regional cooperation, and the impact of inter-regional cooperation in cooperative processes. The concept of inter-regional cooperation and development, its definitions, and the rationale of inter-regional cooperation based on citizens' participation are also the main focus of WG 4 research.

Paper: European Transport Investment in Eastern Central Europe within the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) Transport Program, 2014-2019
Author/Presenter:
Peter Novoszath, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: Management, Governance and the Economics of Atmosphere of Territorial Cooperation within EGTCs: An Interdisciplinary Analysis
Author(s):
Stefan Okruch, Andrássy University Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Martina ECKARDT, Andrássy University Budapest, Hungary
Presenter(s):
Stefan Okruch, Andrássy University Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Friday, October 22, 2021            9:00 - 10:30

WG7: Public Administration Education (Physical) 
Room P14 1st floor
Related to WG7: Public Administration Education (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The aim of the Working Group is Public Administration Education in its broadest sense (curriculum development, curriculum technology, e-learning, teaching technology, best practices, research on education, quality assurance, modern management of public administration programmes, international accreditation, etc.).
The Working Group also focuses on those interested in the management of public administration education because they are in charge of public administration programmes, manage public administration departments or like to share experiences with public administration teaching.

For the 2021 Conference, the coordinators propose a special focus on strategic issues related to the development of public administration programmes.

Paper: Competency-based Human Resource Management in the Public Service from Educational Perspective
Author(s):
Emese Belenyesi, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary
Agota Dobos, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
Presenter(s):
Emese Belenyesi, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: The Identity Crisis of Public Administration Education during the Covid-19 pandemic
Author(s):
Diana - Camelia Iancu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
M. Ungureanu et al.
Presenter(s):
Diana - Camelia Iancu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Rising from the Ashes: Application of Art Coaching in Public Administration Trainings in times of Crisis
Author/Presenter:
Edit Kajtár, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Friday, October 22, 2021            9:00 - 10:30

WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration (Physical) 
RoL, General Public Interest and Citizens Participation
Room P7 ground floor
Related to WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Polonca Kovač, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
The "rule of law” is a traditional principle, aimed at limiting the power of the state, administrative institutions and officials towards citizens and other subjects and at ensuring that authoritative decisions are legally based and generally sound. It frames public policies design and the rule making (regulatory level), individual administrative proceedings and implementation of authoritative decisions and legislation, as well as any other administrative actions (implementation level). 

This WG group at the NISPAcee 2021 Conference presents papers exploring specific sub-elements of the rule of law in the CEE region based on national case studies or in the comparative dimension (of CEE countries or CEE countries and other countries in Europe or beyond). Generally, the central issues are expected to be related to the challenges to the rule of law in the CEEs, or the emergence of the rule of law as a part of administrative reforms in EU candidate countries. Given the influences of the administrative doctrine as well as theory.

Paper: Support for the rule of law. A three-country comparison.
Author/Presenter:
Gyorgy Gajduschek, Corvinus University of Budapest and Centre for Social Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (CSR HAS), Budapest, Hungary

Paper: Public Interest and Public Benefit as Guidelines on Administrative Action
Author/Presenter:
Tina Sever, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: A right to a public hearing before administrative courts in the pandemia – significance, reality and expectations for the future
Author/Presenter:
Wojciech Piątek, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poznan, Poland

Paper: EU State Aid Rules in the Area of Services of General Interests: an Analysis from Citizens’ perspective
Author/Presenter:
Ildikó Bartha, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

Friday, October 22, 2021            9:00 - 10:30

WG1: Local Government (Online) 
Room P2 souterrain
Related to WG1: Local Government (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Daniel Klimovsky, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
The working group on Local Government deals with all sub-national levels of governance from several points of view: regulation, structure, organisation, functioning, finance, representation, election, and public policies etc. The WG especially welcomes empirical research results, comparative analysis, theoretical contributions and, of course, interdisciplinary approaches are supported.

Paper: ANALYSES OF MUNICIPAL FISCAL CAPACITY IN SLOVENIA: CONCLUSION FROM LARGEST RESEARCH PROJECT ON MUNICIPAL REVENUES
Author(s):
Irena Baclija, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Vladimir Prebilič, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Irena Baclija, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Bottom-up development of inter-municipal cooperation in Central Bohemia Region, Czechia
Author/Presenter:
Marek Jetmar, AMBIS University , Prague, Czech Republic

Paper: Analysis of the run and consequences of Municipal reform started in 2019 in Russia(based on example of Komi-Permyak District)
Author/Presenter:
Elizaveta Kuznetsova, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation

Paper: Does information inspire action? On the relationship between climate change awareness and adequate response
Author(s):
Veronika Tóth, Technical University of Kosice, Kosice, Slovakia
Miriam Šebová, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Presenter(s):
Veronika Tóth, Technical University of Kosice, Kosice, Slovakia

Paper: Building inter-agency network for integrated implementation of education policy at regional level
Author(s):
Kersten Kattai, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia
Ave Viks, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia
Georg Sootla, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia
Presenter(s):
Kersten Kattai, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia

Friday, October 22, 2021            9:00 - 10:30

WG2: E-government (Online) 
Room P3 souterrain
Related to WG2: E-government (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Robert Krimmer, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Nicolae Urs, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: IT GOVERNANCE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Author(s):
Sorin Burlacu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Cristina ALPOPI
Presenter(s):
Sorin Burlacu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Vote Where You Want: What We Talk About When We Talk About Convenience Voting
Author(s):
David Duenas-Cid, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Robert Krimmer, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Iuliia Krivonosova, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Grace Muchiri, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Presenter(s):
David Duenas-Cid, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Paper: Digitalization of Financial Statements Audit: Future Research Vectors and Bibliographic Mapping
Author(s):
Zhuldyz Dyussekeyeva, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation
Arkhipova M.Y. (HSE University),
Presenter(s):
Zhuldyz Dyussekeyeva, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation

Paper: Methodology of decision support systems for digital public governance
Author(s):
Sergei Kamolov, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, Russian Federation
Nikita Aleksandrov, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, Russian Federation
Presenter(s):
Sergei Kamolov, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, Russian Federation

Friday, October 22, 2021            9:00 - 10:30

WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA (Online) 
Room P4 souterrain
Related to WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Diana - Camelia Iancu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Veronica Junjan, University of Twente, AE Enschede, Netherlands
WG 3 - Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA is interested in investigating the different means and solutions for citizen empowerment and their collaboration with (sub) national governments towards developing and implementing policy reforms. Good and bad practices are equally relevant: understanding the reasons for success as well as failures in policies with the involvement of citizens’ help not only develop the theory further, but can also provide lessons for future societal transformations.

Paper: Institutional Innovations in Public Governance in Russia: Case of Evidence-based Policy
Author/Presenter:
Evgeny Kapoguzov, Omsk State University. F.M. Dostoyevsky, Omsk, Russian Federation

Paper: The challenges of the public administration development in Romania
Author(s):
Mihaela Musat, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Elvira NICA , Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Presenter(s):
Mihaela Musat, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: An Analytical Study of Administrative Reforms in the Post-Taliban Afghanistan
Author(s):
Farhad Sultani, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan
Dr. Dayananda Naik Associate Professor Political Science at Mangalore University, India
Presenter(s):
Farhad Sultani, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan

Friday, October 22, 2021            9:00 - 10:30

WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management (Online) 
Room P9 ground floor
Related to WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Aleksander Aristovnik, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The aim of the working group is to deliver the research in the area of public finance and public financial management undertaken in the NISPAcee region and to support publication of original research on the topic. In addition, it also helps to develop research-led policy recommendations on current questions of public finance and public finance management from different aspects at local, national and international level in the region.

Paper: State regulation of foreign trade: Literature review
Author/Presenter:
Valeriia Vysotckaya, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Paper: Taxing personal income: do EAEU Member States ensure fairness and sustainability?
Author/Presenter:
Vladimir Tyutyuryukov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation

Paper: Covid-19 Pandemic as the best opportunity to identify deficiencies in Georgian tax legislation
Author/Presenter:
Vazha Verulidze, Batumi shota Rustaveli state university, Batumi, Georgia

Paper: Competition vs. Urgency in Times of Covid-19: The Impact on Public Procurement
Author/Presenter:
Denisa Terhes , Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Friday, October 22, 2021            9:00 - 10:30

Panel: Politico-Administrative Relations in CEE (Online) 
Room P6 ground floor
Related to Panel: Politico-Administrative Relations in CEE (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Bernadette Connaughton, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Paper: ‘Based on the best advice available’ – Challenge and change in Ireland’s Policy Advisory System
Author(s):
Bernadette Connaughton, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Cian Devane, UL, Ireland
Presenter(s):
Bernadette Connaughton, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Paper: Policy advisory systems in Slovakia during Covid-19 crisis: Case study of the Central Crisis Committee
Author/Presenter:
Róbert Martin Hudec, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Paper: Typology of ambassadorial appointments: Central and Eastern Europe and beyond
Author/Presenter:
Nora Leach, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Paper: Still Hiding in the Shadows? Political Advisers in Central and Eastern Europe
Author(s):
Marek Rybar, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Friday, October 22, 2021            10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break 
Room Lobby in front of P1 souterrain
Break in between the sessions.

Friday, October 22, 2021            11:00 - 12:30

Main Conference Theme (Physical) 
Room P3 souterrain
Related to Main Conference Theme
WG Programme Coordinators:
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Jacob Torfing, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark
The NISPAcee annual conference will present in 2021 authors of papers that will invigorate discussion about possible ways of citizens' empowerment in the CEE region, in connection to its developments/tradition, governance practices, regulatory framework, financial capacity, public policy, digitalisation processes, human resource management and public administration itself. This topic can be elaborated upon by experts, researchers and scholars from different disciplines, not only at the main session but also in working groups and panel sessions.

Paper: Resilience building during the management of the COVID-19 crisis in Lithuania: major breakthroughs and incremental change
Author(s):
Rasa Bortkevičiūtė, University of Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania
Vitalis Nakrosis, University of Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania
Presenter(s):
Rasa Bortkevičiūtė, University of Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania

Friday, October 22, 2021            11:00 - 12:30

ReSPA Panel 
Experiences, evolution and capacity development for impact assessment and public consultation in the Western Balkans – current challenges and way forward
Room P14 1st floor
Related to ReSPA Panel
Moderator: Dragan Djuric, ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), Danilovgrad, Montenegro 
Moderator: Gentian Xhaxhiu, ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), Danilovgrad, Montenegro
Short panel description and programme

ReSPA panel at the 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference will be devoted to presentation of the main developments of utilization of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) in the policy cycle and legislation preparation within Western Balkan administrations, taking into account the requirements from the EU accession process as well. A special emphasis shall be put to the public consultation and engagement of citizens in these processes, in line with the main topic of the conference. During the panel, the different modalities and state of art for conduction of RIA and public consultations will be briefly presented, while further thoughts and ideas will be discussed on:
-    Necessity to improve the RIA systems and implementation through strengthening the regulatory and methodological frameworks and provide support to RIA from senior political leadership;
-    RIA and EU integration process (short term): at what level is RIA a key process to ensure transposition and implementation of the EU Acquis, taking into account that transparent processes can be monitored. RIA as a tool to strengthen a country negotiation position (derogations/exemptions; implementation deadlines; funding)
-    RIA and EU integration process (long term): aiming to build an administrative culture and system of decision-making based on evidence, create a responsive administration used to interaction with key stakeholders, prepare for the formal role in the EU decision-making process before EU accession takes place;
-    Public and stakeholder consultation: how can the administrations in the region boost public and stakeholder consultation. What is the role of civil society organizations in these processes;
-    Necessity to strengthen the mandate and capacities of RIA oversight and quality control bodies as well as the final quality check – how to reach this;
-    Necessity for capacity development in the Western Balkans administrations related to evidence-based policy making, impact assessment and public consultations. Ideas on strengthening Better Regulation in the WBs.
 
The moderators will make a brief introduction of the topic and state of art in the Western Balkans, and then each panelist/speaker will:
o    make a presentation of the RIA and public consultation processes in their own administrations;
o    be responsible for providing input (remarks, ideas) to pre-determined topics related to evidence-based policy making processes (see bullet points above).
 
Panelists/Speakers:    
Eris Cela, Albania;
Selma Dzihnovic-Gratz, Bosnia and Hercegovina;
Bojana Boskovic, Montenegro (joining online);
Gordana Gapikj Dimitrovska, North Macedonia;
Ninoslav Kekic, Serbia;
Bagrat Tunyan, OECD/SIGMA;
Ratka Sekulovic, ReSPA Director. 
 

Friday, October 22, 2021            11:00 - 12:30

Panel: Politico-Administrative Relations in CEE (Physical) 
Room P6 ground floor
Related to Panel: Politico-Administrative Relations in CEE (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Between 1998 and 2008 NISPAcee promoted a permanent working group on politico-administrative relations. The initial rationale for the working group was to initiate the development of national case studies in CEE as this was regarded as a means to understanding the impediments of creating effective working relationships between ministers and civil servants, and building capacities in the policy making process.

This panel aims to bring together scholars from different countries and professional backgrounds to consider theoretical perspectives and discuss empirical findings on politico-administrative relations in CEE and the impact of the trilateral relationship between ministers, civil servants and advisers on the policy making process.

Paper: The Management of the Senior Civil Service in Hungary in the International Context
Author(s):
Péter Klotz, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary
Zoltán Hazafi associate professor, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary
Presenter(s):
Péter Klotz, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: The Advisory Bodies of the Central Government – a case study of the Czech Republic
Author/Presenter:
Eduard Bakoš, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Paper: Till’ death do us part: the government advisory bodies in Croatia
Author(s):
Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Jasmina Dzinic, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Presenter(s):
Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Friday, October 22, 2021            11:00 - 12:30

Panel: Cultural Policy, Co-creation and Smart Development in Central and Eastern Europe (Online) 
Room P4 souterrain
Related to Panel: Cultural Policy Co-creat. & Smart Dev.in CEE (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Primoz Pevcin, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jaroslav Dvorak, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania
The aim of the panel on Cultural Policy, Citizens and Collaborative Governance for Smart Development in Central and Eastern Europe addresses the frameworks of public policy and cultural planning, which are perceived as the driving tools for smart development. The relation between the arts, culture, citizens, creativity, and government policies will be addressed under the umbrella of the 29th NISPAcee conference and to take an empowerment approach to cultural policy analysis and management.

Paper: City’s Soft Power: Developing Urban Soft Power Index as a tool for smart and culture-led development
Author/Presenter:
Veaceslav Mir, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: Perception of customer research from the point of view of managers in public cultural institutions in Poland
Author/Presenter:
Rudolf Wawrzyniec, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland

Paper: Art classes in high school: “to be or not to be?” – the Romanian answer
Author/Presenter:
Andrei Nicolae, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Stuck inside: How did performers manage to fare the COVID-19 pandemic?
Author/Presenter:
Alina Maria Pavelea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: Drivers of Inter-Municipal Cooperation as a Vehicle for Smart Local Development
Author(s):
Veronika Petkovsek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Primož Pevcin, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Public Administration, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Veronika Petkovsek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Friday, October 22, 2021            11:00 - 12:30

Panel: Behavioural Interventions in the Public Sector (Online+Physical) 
Room P7 ground floor
Related to Panel: Behavioural Interventions in the Pub. Sec. (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Emilia Sicakova-Beblava, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Jiri Spalek, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
In recent years, public administrations across the world have begun to recognise the added value of incorporating insights of behavioural sciences into public policy making and public management. As a result, various forms of new measures, methodologies or even policies have been introduced.

The objective of this panel is to discuss and network the research conducted within the behavioural sciences area and provide a platform for current, cutting-edge researchers concerned with solving public policy issues by employing behavioural insights. The focus of the panel is on research that belongs to the area of behavioural and experimental economics, political sciences, public policy and public management, whose conclusions are relevant in today´s innovative public administrators across the globe and whose methods satisfy current scientific standards set out, especially by research in cognitive psychology and experimental economics.

Paper: Partisan bias in perception of accuracy of factual claims
Author(s):
Artsiom Klunin, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Mgr. Matúš Sloboda PhD., Institute of Public Policy, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):
Artsiom Klunin, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Paper: Learning from behavioural science to design migration policy
Author(s):
Tatiana-Camelia Dogaru (Cruceanu), National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):
Tatiana-Camelia Dogaru (Cruceanu), National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Behavioural interventions in selected public service
Author(s):
Nikoleta Muthová, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Maria Murray Svidronova, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Katarina Vitálišová, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Maroš Malíček, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Mária Murray Svidroňová, Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica, SlovakiaKatarína Vitališová, Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica, SlovakiaMaroš Malíček, Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Presenter(s):
Maria Murray Svidronova, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

Friday, October 22, 2021            12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break 
Room Lobby in front of P1 souterrain

Friday, October 22, 2021            14:00 - 15:30

Main Conference Theme (Online) 
Room P3 souterrain
Related to Main Conference Theme
WG Programme Coordinators:
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Jacob Torfing, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark
The NISPAcee annual conference will present in 2021 authors of papers that will invigorate discussion about possible ways of citizens' empowerment in the CEE region, in connection to its developments/tradition, governance practices, regulatory framework, financial capacity, public policy, digitalisation processes, human resource management and public administration itself. This topic can be elaborated upon by experts, researchers and scholars from different disciplines, not only at the main session but also in working groups and panel sessions.

Paper: Renewal of the functions of the Regional development councils in Bulgaria as a place for synergetic participation of the stakeholders at regional level
Author/Presenter:
Elitza Gramadska, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria

Paper: Encouraging citizen participation in energy transition
Author(s):
Ivana Katurić, Urbanex Ltd., Zagreb, Croatia
Paola Marinović, Urbanex Ltd., Zagreb, Croatia
Sven Simov, Urbanex Ltd., Zagreb, Croatia
Mario Gregar
Presenter(s):
Ivana Katurić, Urbanex Ltd., Zagreb, Croatia
Paola Marinović, Urbanex Ltd., Zagreb, Croatia

Friday, October 22, 2021            14:00 - 15:30

WG1/5: Joint Session (Physical) 
Citizen engagement and participatory budgeting
Room P8 ground floor
Related to WG1/WG5 Joint Session (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Daniel Klimovsky, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Its main goal is to facilitate a meaningful and useful sharing of knowledge among scholars from various European countries and the CEE region in particular. Participatory budgeting has its roots in Latin America, where it was introduced as a tool to empower marginalized or vulnerable groups that usually do not enjoy any proper voice in public decision-making processes. It is an innovation that is usually understood as a tool that supports democratization. However, it undoubtedly has broader managerial and financial implications from policymakers' point of view.

Paper: Regulation of local public participation: A review of recent studies in EU-member states
Author(s):
Iwona Sobis, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Presenter(s):
Iwona Sobis, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Paper: Citizen Participation and Engagement in Participatory Governance - Perspective of Polish Local Officials in Selected Municipalities of the Lubelskie Region
Author(s):
Elżbieta Szulc-Wałecka, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
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Presenter(s):
Elżbieta Szulc-Wałecka, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Paper: Local governance and Participatory Democracy. Experiments of digital participatory budgeting in Romania.
Author/Presenter:
Natalia Cuglesan, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: Inclusion as ownership in local participatory budgeting: PB facilitators’ interpretations on the agency of children and young people
Author(s):
Katarzyna Radzik-Maruszak, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Pauliina Lehtonen, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
Presenter(s):
Katarzyna Radzik-Maruszak, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Friday, October 22, 2021            14:00 - 15:30

Panel: Politico-Administrative Relations in CEE (Physical) 
Room P6 ground floor
Related to Panel: Politico-Administrative Relations in CEE (Physical)
Between 1998 and 2008 NISPAcee promoted a permanent working group on politico-administrative relations. The initial rationale for the working group was to initiate the development of national case studies in CEE as this was regarded as a means to understanding the impediments of creating effective working relationships between ministers and civil servants, and building capacities in the policy making process.

This panel aims to bring together scholars from different countries and professional backgrounds to consider theoretical perspectives and discuss empirical findings on politico-administrative relations in CEE and the impact of the trilateral relationship between ministers, civil servants and advisers on the policy making process.

Paper: Turnover in the Bulgarian Civil Service
Author/Presenter:
Emilia Zankina, Temple University, Philadelphia, United States

Paper: Politico-Administrative relationships in an illiberal populist regime. Policy roles of top civil servants in Hungary’s ministerial bureaucracy.
Author(s):
Gyorgy Gajduschek, Corvinus University of Budapest and Centre for Social Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (CSR HAS), Budapest, Hungary
György Hajnal
Presenter(s):
Gyorgy Gajduschek, Corvinus University of Budapest and Centre for Social Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (CSR HAS), Budapest, Hungary
Gyorgy Hajnal, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: Trust, Competence, or Party Loyalty? Understanding Motivations for Patronage Appointments in Government Ministries in Slovakia 2010-2020
Author(s):
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Marek Rybář, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech republic
Presenter(s):
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Friday, October 22, 2021            14:00 - 15:30

Panel: Cultural Policy, Co-creation and Smart Development in Central and Eastern Europe (Physical) 
Room P4 souterrain
Related to Panel: Cultural Policy Co-creation and Smart Dev. (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Primoz Pevcin, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jaroslav Dvorak, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania
The aim of the panel on Cultural Policy, Citizens and Collaborative Governance for Smart Development in Central and Eastern Europe addresses the frameworks of public policy and cultural planning, which are perceived as the driving tools for smart development. The relation between the arts, culture, citizens, creativity, and government policies will be addressed under the umbrella of the 29th NISPAcee conference and to take an empowerment approach to cultural policy analysis and management.

Paper: Analysis of novel Cultural Policy, Co-creation and Smart Development in the case of Central and Eastern Europe
Author(s):
Hakim Alasgarov, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary
Hakim Alasgarov
Presenter(s):
Hakim Alasgarov, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: What factors shape the particular branding of the cities?
Author/Presenter:
Primoz Pevcin, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Modern forms of promotion and the possibility of its exploitation in cities
Author(s):
Katarina Vitálišová, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Darina Rojíková, Anna Vaňová, Katarína Vitálišová, Kamila Borseková
Presenter(s):
Katarina Vitálišová, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

Friday, October 22, 2021            15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break 
Room Lobby in front of P1 souterrain
Break in between the sessions.

Friday, October 22, 2021            15:30 - 16:30

Poster Session (Physical) 
Room Lobby in front of P1 souterrain
Related to Poster Session
Chair: Iwona Sobis, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden 
The poster session will take 1 hour (first 0,5 hour during the coffee break). All poster presenters should be present during the whole session and provide information about their posters to the interested participants.

Paper: Co-creating public online service development: the Slovenian e-Authorization Project
Author/Presenter:
Mitja Decman, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Electronic administration at the local level in Hungary at the time of pandemic
Author/Presenter:
Peter Molnar, Karoli Gaspar University Of Reform Church, Budapest, Hungary

Friday, October 22, 2021            16:00 - 17:30

WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA (Physical) 
Room P4 souterrain
Related to WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Diana - Camelia Iancu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
WG 3 - Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA is interested in investigating the different means and solutions for citizen empowerment and their collaboration with (sub) national governments towards developing and implementing policy reforms. Good and bad practices are equally relevant: understanding the reasons for success as well as failures in policies with the involvement of citizens’ help not only develop the theory further, but can also provide lessons for future societal transformations.

Paper: Public administration development strategy in Slovenia for the 2015-2020: stakeholders’ participation and introduction of reforms in the field of intergenerational knowledge transfer
Author/Presenter:
Alenka Mahne, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: The impact of leadership on civil servants’ resilience
Author(s):
Corina Cristiana Nastaca, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Marius Profiroiu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Alina Profiroiu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):
Corina Cristiana Nastaca, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Cross-organisational collaboration management of digital innovation in the public sector – the case of the Estonian Employment Register
Author/Presenter:
Steven Nommik, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Friday, October 22, 2021            16:00 - 17:30

WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management (Physical) 
Room P9 ground floor
Related to WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Mngmt. (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Aleksander Aristovnik, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The aim of the working group is to deliver the research in the area of public finance and public financial management undertaken in the NISPAcee region and to support publication of original research on the topic. In addition, it also helps to develop research-led policy recommendations on current questions of public finance and public finance management from different aspects at local, national and international level in the region.

Paper: Performance Based Budgeting as a part of strategic management in local governments of Slovak Republic
Author(s):
Andrea Čajková, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Trnava, Slovakia
Assoc. prof. Ing. Ivana Butoracová Šindleryová, PhD
Presenter(s):
Andrea Čajková, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Trnava, Slovakia

Paper: ANALYSIS OF THE EFFORTS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF GOVERNMENT BUDGET TRANSPARENCY IN SLOVENIA
Author(s):
Tatjana Stanimirovic, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mag. Saša Jazbec
Presenter(s):
Tatjana Stanimirovic, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Assessment of local budgets openness and transparency in Belarus
Author(s):
Yuri Krivorotko, Belarusian University of Law and social and informational technologies, Minsk, Belarus
Dmitriy Sokol, Russian State Social University (Minsk branch), Minsk, Belarus
Presenter(s):
Yuri Krivorotko, Belarusian University of Law and social and informational technologies, Minsk, Belarus

Paper: Did the Covid-19 pandemic change the course of fiscal decentralization in the Czech Republic?
Author/Presenter:
Lucie Sedmihradska, University of Economics of Prague, Prague , Czech Republic

Paper: Smart cities as an effective tool for the internal organization of cities and the urban environment in the context of the impact of PBB on regional development
Author(s):
Peter Cajka, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Lucia Rýsová, The Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Presenter(s):
Peter Cajka, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

Friday, October 22, 2021            16:00 - 17:30

WG7: Public Administration Education (Physical) 
Room P14 1st floor
Related to WG7: Public Administration Education (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The aim of the Working Group is Public Administration Education in its broadest sense (curriculum development, curriculum technology, e-learning, teaching technology, best practices, research on education, quality assurance, modern management of public administration programmes, international accreditation, etc.).
The Working Group also focuses on those interested in the management of public administration education because they are in charge of public administration programmes, manage public administration departments or like to share experiences with public administration teaching.

For the 2021 Conference, the coordinators propose a special focus on strategic issues related to the development of public administration programmes.

Paper: Education development for public administration in the field of governance in the EU institutions
Author(s):
Janez Stare, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jernej Buzeti , Mitja Durnik , Bruno Nikolič
Presenter(s):
Janez Stare, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: How to train potential cyber experts? – Case study of the Hungarian National Cyber Challenge
Author(s):
Judit Szakos, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary
Judit Szakos, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary Tamás Szádeczky, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary
Presenter(s):
Judit Szakos, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Friday, October 22, 2021            16:00 - 17:30

WG6: Evidence-Based Public Policy Making (Online) 
Institutionalisation of policy analysis methods
Room P6 ground floor
Related to WG6: Evidence-Based Public Policy Making (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Lesya Ilchenko-Syuyva, National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Kyiv, Ukraine
Jaroslav Dvorak, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Mihaela Victorita Carausan, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
The goal of the WG 6 is to focus on discussions and debates around capacity challenges to professional evidence-based public policy making in the countries embraced by NISPAcee, and not limited to institutionalisation of public policy analysis procedures and concrete remedies for those challenges.
 
For the 29th Annual NISPAcee Conference Citizens' Engagement and Empowerment - the Era of Collaborative Innovation in Governance, the WG on EVIDENCE-BASED PUBLIC POLICY MAKING will present theoretical, empirical or comparative research papers from academics and practitioners on both diagnosis and possible remedies for shortcomings or bottlenecks of evidence-based policy making.

Paper: Opportunities and limitations of Russian national public policy in the field of spatial development of cities
Author/Presenter:
Anton Gorodnichev, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Paper: Municipal councilors - local politicians or local social activists
Author/Presenter:
Monika Sidor, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Paper: Stakeholder Analysis in Ukrainian Governance: Shortcomings and Bottlenecks of Implementation Experience
Author/Presenter:
Valeriy Tertychka, National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Kyiv, Ukraine

Paper: The consequences of strengthening the political position of municipal council in Poland following changes in local government law introduced in 2018
Author/Presenter:
Justyna Wasil, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Friday, October 22, 2021            16:00 - 17:30

WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration (Online) 
General Issues on the RoL
Room P7 ground floor
Related to WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Polonca Kovač, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
The "rule of law” is a traditional principle, aimed at limiting the power of the state, administrative institutions and officials towards citizens and other subjects and at ensuring that authoritative decisions are legally based and generally sound. It frames public policies design and the rule making (regulatory level), individual administrative proceedings and implementation of authoritative decisions and legislation, as well as any other administrative actions (implementation level). 

This WG group at the NISPAcee 2021 Conference presents papers exploring specific sub-elements of the rule of law in the CEE region based on national case studies or in the comparative dimension (of CEE countries or CEE countries and other countries in Europe or beyond). Generally, the central issues are expected to be related to the challenges to the rule of law in the CEEs, or the emergence of the rule of law as a part of administrative reforms in EU candidate countries. Given the influences of the administrative doctrine as well as theory.

Paper: IN SEARCH OF SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT: FROM EPROCUREMENT TO PROCUREMENT 4.0. LIT REVIEW AND POINTS OF DISCUSSION.
Author(s):
Nadia-Ariadna Sava, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dacian Dragoș, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Presenter(s):
Nadia-Ariadna Sava, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: Freedom of Information, Bureaucratic Responsiveness, and Civil Servants' Accountability: Evidence from a quasi-experiment and a natural experiment
Author(s):
Marek Rybar, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Katarína Staroňová
Presenter(s):
Marek Rybar, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Paper: Consolidation versus Specialization: National Regulatory Authorities in the EU Member States and regulated sectors
Author/Presenter:
Radosław Łapszyński, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Paper: The role of artificial intelligence in managing migration during the pandemic
Author(s):
Irina Moroianu Zlatescu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
ALEXANDRA BUCUR-IOAN, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):
ALEXANDRA BUCUR-IOAN, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

Friday, October 22, 2021            16:00 - 17:30

WG1/5: Joint Session (Online) 
Participatory Budgeting in CEE: A Useful Tool or Fashion?
Room P8 ground floor
Related to WG1/WG5 Joint Session (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Daniel Klimovsky, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Its main goal is to facilitate a meaningful and useful sharing of knowledge among scholars from various European countries and the CEE region in particular. Participatory budgeting has its roots in Latin America, where it was introduced as a tool to empower marginalized or vulnerable groups that usually do not enjoy any proper voice in public decision-making processes. It is an innovation that is usually understood as a tool that supports democratization. However, it undoubtedly has broader managerial and financial implications from policymakers' point of view.

Paper: Implementing participatory budget at municipal level and Covid-19 impact – experience from Slovenia
Author/Presenter:
Nejc Brezovar, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Lessons Learnt from Evidence-Based Participatory Budgeting in Lithuania: Case of EmPaci Project
Author(s):
Jaroslav Dvorak, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Gabriele Burbulyte-Tsiskarishvili, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Gabrielė Burbulytė-Tsiskarishvili, Valentina Burkšienė
Presenter(s):
Jaroslav Dvorak, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania

Paper: The First Decade of Participatory Budgeting in Slovakia: Drivers, Models, and Impacts
Author(s):
Daniel Klimovsky, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Jozef Gasparik, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):
Daniel Klimovsky, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Paper: A New Role Model for Local Governments? - Budget Transparency and Participatory Budgeting of Budapest
Author/Presenter:
Péter Klotz, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: DETERMINANTS OF PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING IN SLOVENIAN MUNICIPALITIES
Author(s):
Maja Klun, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jože Benčina, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Public Administration, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Maja Klun, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Friday, October 22, 2021            16:30 - 17:30

Poster Session (Online) 
Room P1 souterrain
Related to Poster Session
Chair: Iwona Sobis, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden 
The online poster session will take 1 hour. All poster presenters will be present online during the whole session on dedicated link and provide information about their posters to the interested participants.

Paper: The human factor X ? Sustainability of human resources in the Croatian third sector
Author/Presenter:
Danijel Baturina, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Paper: Particularities of the concession of public property goods in Romanian law
Author/Presenter:
Matei Diaconu, University of Craiova, Craiova, Dolj, Romania

Paper: Rule of Law and Personal Safety in Nigeria
Author(s):
Shehu Jafaru Salisu, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Zaria, Nigeria
Musa Idris Ph.DDepartment of Public AdministrationFaculty of AdministrationAhmadu Bello UniversityZaria-Nigeriamidris@abu.edu.ngmusaidrisaa@gmail.com +2348034772717
Presenter(s):

Paper: Challenges of '"Coercive Digitalisation": Communication Strategies of Digital Vigilantes in the Pandemic
Author(s):
Anna Volkova, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Galina Lukyanova, St.Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Presenter(s):
Anna Volkova, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Friday, October 22, 2021            17:30 - 17:45

Break 
Room Lobby in front of P1 souterrain
Break in between the sessions.

Friday, October 22, 2021            17:45 - 18:45

NISPAcee Business Meeting (Physical) 
Room P3 souterrain
NISPAcee members, but also all other participants of the conference are invited to attend.
 
Chair:  Gyorgy Hajnal, NISPAcee President, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
 
Agenda:
 
1. Welcoming of participants
2. Report of Activities 2020 - 2021
3. Future Planes
4. NISPAcee Finances
6. Elections for the NISPAcee Steering Committee
7. Other


 

Friday, October 22, 2021            19:45 - 23:00

Thematic "Green" Party 
Room Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana Dunajska cesta 154, Ljubljana
We would like to invite you to the social event with music and dinner!

Address: Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana, Dunajska cesta 154, Ljubljana

19:45 -20:00 - Gathering & Welcome
20:00 - 23:00 - Party


The symbol of Ljubljana is green dragon that, from its initial portrayal as a monster, has gradually transformed into a symbolic protector of the city, embodying power, courage and wisdom.

Since green is colour of hope, nature, and "getting the green light”, means to be encouraged to take an action, we decided it to be the colour of upcoming NISPAcee 29th Annual conference. There are many things we hope for, for the next year be able to meet you all personally, for improvement of current global situation, for empowering knowledge every-year, and in general as one may say - for better tomorrows.

All these very positive symbols are very relevant for our conference, finally organized, never mind of all the obstacles and the ongoing pandemic. 

And therefore, the topic of this year’s Social Event is Green Party. 

We invite you to come dressed in green and to be hopeless optimist with us, at least for one night. 
The dress code should include something (or everything) green, any kind of funny green accessories to remind a dragon, nature, spring, renewal, happiness etc. to show that we enjoy the new start and meeting each other again!

Saturday, October 23, 2021            9:00 - 10:30

WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management (Physical) 
Room P9 ground floor
Related to WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Mngmt. (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Aleksander Aristovnik, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The aim of the working group is to deliver the research in the area of public finance and public financial management undertaken in the NISPAcee region and to support publication of original research on the topic. In addition, it also helps to develop research-led policy recommendations on current questions of public finance and public finance management from different aspects at local, national and international level in the region.

Paper: The role of auditing for public sector quality: A structural equation modelling approach
Author(s):
Dejan Ravselj, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Aleksander Aristovnik, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Dejan Ravselj, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Closure of 2014-20 & Launch of 2021-27 Programmes of Cohesion Policy in the Area of Financial Instruments
Author/Presenter:
Mark Bato, Prime Minister's Office, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: Health care procurement in Slovakia
Author/Presenter:
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Paper: Dynamics of contactless payments and related tax revenues during a pandemic
Author/Presenter:
Evita Titkova, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation

Saturday, October 23, 2021            9:00 - 10:30

WG6: Evidence-Based Public Policy Making (Physical) 
Capacity challenges for professional evidence-based public policy
Room P4 souterrain
Related to WG6: Evidence-Based Public Policy Making (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Jaroslav Dvorak, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania
The goal of the WG 6 is to focus on discussions and debates around capacity challenges to professional evidence-based public policy making in the countries embraced by NISPAcee, and not limited to institutionalisation of public policy analysis procedures and concrete remedies for those challenges.
 
For the 29th Annual NISPAcee Conference Citizens' Engagement and Empowerment - the Era of Collaborative Innovation in Governance, the WG on EVIDENCE-BASED PUBLIC POLICY MAKING will present theoretical, empirical or comparative research papers from academics and practitioners on both diagnosis and possible remedies for shortcomings or bottlenecks of evidence-based policy making.

Paper: Impact of the new legislation of state social support on target groups and street-level bureaucrats
Author(s):
Olga Angelovska, Charles University, Prague 1, Czech Republic
Veronika Stárová, Labour Office of the Czech Republic, Prague , Czech Republic
Presenter(s):
Olga Angelovska, Charles University, Prague 1, Czech Republic

Paper: Evidence-based policy in EU and domestic policy making: comparative analysis
Author/Presenter:
Tatiana-Camelia Dogaru (Cruceanu), National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

Saturday, October 23, 2021            9:00 - 10:30

WG7: Public Administration Education (Physical) 
Room P7 ground floor
Related to WG7: Public Administration Education (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The aim of the Working Group is Public Administration Education in its broadest sense (curriculum development, curriculum technology, e-learning, teaching technology, best practices, research on education, quality assurance, modern management of public administration programmes, international accreditation, etc.).
The Working Group also focuses on those interested in the management of public administration education because they are in charge of public administration programmes, manage public administration departments or like to share experiences with public administration teaching.

For the 2021 Conference, the coordinators propose a special focus on strategic issues related to the development of public administration programmes.

Paper: Innovation and Cooperation in University International Joint Programs: a case study of a Romanian-American Program.
Author(s):
Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Arno Loessner, Bogdana Neamtu
Presenter(s):
Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: THE LABOUR MARKET RELEVANCE AND OUTCOMES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: AN OVERVIEW ON THE HUNGARIAN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Author/Presenter:
Eva Kovacs, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: Learning the match between the administrative structures and tasks: follow the information
Author(s):
Mirko Pecaric, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Presenter(s):
Mirko Pecaric, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Comparative Screening of Programme Competences: The Case of MPA Programmes in the Selected CEE Countries
Author(s):
Primoz Pevcin, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Katarina Vitališova, Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, SlovakiaDavid Špaček, Masaryk University, Brno, CzechiaDaniel Klimovsky, Comenius University and Nispacee, Bratislava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):
Primoz Pevcin, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Saturday, October 23, 2021            9:00 - 10:30

WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration (Physical) 
Tax Transparency
Room P2 souterrain
Related to WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration (Physical)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Polonca Kovač, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
The "rule of law” is a traditional principle, aimed at limiting the power of the state, administrative institutions and officials towards citizens and other subjects and at ensuring that authoritative decisions are legally based and generally sound. It frames public policies design and the rule making (regulatory level), individual administrative proceedings and implementation of authoritative decisions and legislation, as well as any other administrative actions (implementation level). 

This WG group at the NISPAcee 2021 Conference presents papers exploring specific sub-elements of the rule of law in the CEE region based on national case studies or in the comparative dimension (of CEE countries or CEE countries and other countries in Europe or beyond). Generally, the central issues are expected to be related to the challenges to the rule of law in the CEEs, or the emergence of the rule of law as a part of administrative reforms in EU candidate countries. Given the influences of the administrative doctrine as well as theory.

Paper: Intertwining Lawfulness, Innovation and Transparency in the Era of Uncertainty: The Case of Slovenian Pre-Filled Informational Calculation of Personal Income Tax
Author(s):
Matej Babsek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Polonca Kovač, PhD, professor Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana
Presenter(s):
Matej Babsek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Advance Rulings as a Tax Transparency Tool: Trends from the EU to Slovenia
Author(s):
Anže Dobelšek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Polonca Kovač, PhD, professor, Anže Dobelšek, PhD student, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana
Presenter(s):
Anže Dobelšek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Exchange of Information – Experiences from Slovenia and Croatia
Author(s):
Irena Klemenčić, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Prof. dr. Maja Klun, Faculty of Administration. University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Irena Klemenčić, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Paper: When plenty is not enough: Fiscal open data in Croatia
Author(s):
Tereza Rogic Lugaric, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Irena Klemenčić, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Presenter(s):
Tereza Rogic Lugaric, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Irena Klemenčić, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Paper: Beneficial Ownership
Author/Presenter:
Hrvoje Arbutina, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Saturday, October 23, 2021            9:00 - 10:30

WG2: E-government (Online) 
Room P3 souterrain
Related to WG2: E-government (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Robert Krimmer, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Nicolae Urs, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: The role of e-government in the smart city ecosystem
Author(s):
Orsolya Fodorné Zagyi, Karoli Gaspar University Of Reform Church, Budapest, Hungary
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Presenter(s):
Orsolya Fodorné Zagyi, Karoli Gaspar University Of Reform Church, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: The presence of public administration in the digital environment and citizens digital participation in Latvia
Author/Presenter:
Eduards Lielpeters, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Paper: Smart cities and public values creation: The case of St. Petersburg
Author(s):
Ekaterina Sokolova, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Natalia P. Drozdova, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Presenter(s):
Ekaterina Sokolova, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Paper: Protection of the right to privacy in e-health: the case of Poland
Author/Presenter:
Maciej Gorski, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Saturday, October 23, 2021            9:00 - 10:30

WG8: Non-Governmental Organisations in Central and Eastern Europe (Online) 
Room P6 ground floor
Related to WG8: Non-Governmental Organisations in CEE (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Gyorgy Hajnal, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Iga Kender-Jeziorska, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Maria Murray Svidronova, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
The working group is focused on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and their participation in governance in the states and regions of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Broad objective is to create a forum for the intellectual and practical exploration of the role that NGOs play – independently and in collaboration with government institutions – in defining, shaping and achieving the public good. 

The general theme of the Working Group on NGOs panel for the 2021 conference continues to be the role and performance of NGOs in governance in CEE countries, neighbouring regions and within the context of European integration. 

Paper: Towards evidence-based policies of the third sector? Case of Croatia
Author/Presenter:
Danijel Baturina, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Paper: The involvement of NGOs in Cohesion Policy implementation in Hungary – A historical perspective (2004-2020)
Author(s):
Zsuzsanna Kondor, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary
Dr. Györgyi NYIKOS, National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary
Presenter(s):
Zsuzsanna Kondor, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: The social responsibility of student NGOs in Romania: overview and perspectives
Author/Presenter:
Mihaela Pacesila, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Saturday, October 23, 2021            9:00 - 10:30

WG1/5: Joint Session (Online) 
Participatory Budgeting in CEE: A Useful Tool or Fashion?
Room P8 ground floor
Related to WG1/WG5 Joint Session (Online)
WG Programme Coordinators:
Daniel Klimovsky, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Its main goal is to facilitate a meaningful and useful sharing of knowledge among scholars from various European countries and the CEE region in particular. Participatory budgeting has its roots in Latin America, where it was introduced as a tool to empower marginalized or vulnerable groups that usually do not enjoy any proper voice in public decision-making processes. It is an innovation that is usually understood as a tool that supports democratization. However, it undoubtedly has broader managerial and financial implications from policymakers' point of view.

Paper: The obligation to be silent - citizen intervention in budgetary procedures
Author(s):
Ioana Maria Costea, University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" Iasi, Iasi, Romania
Despina-Martha Ilucă, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iași, Romania
Presenter(s):
Ioana Maria Costea, University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" Iasi, Iasi, Romania

Paper: Participatory Budgeting in Germany: Increasing Transparency in Times of Fiscal Stress
Author(s):
Martina Eckardt, Andrássy University Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Janina Apostolou, Hamburg University of applied Science, Hamburg, Germany
Presenter(s):
Martina Eckardt, Andrássy University Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Saturday, October 23, 2021            10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break 
Room Lobby in front of P1 souterrain
Break in between the sessions.

Saturday, October 23, 2021            11:00 - 12:00

Closing Roundtable 
The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Higher Education: A Global and NISPAcee Perspective
Room P1 souterrain
Chair: Aleksander Aristovnik, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia 
In almost two years, the COVID-19 pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus has radically transformed the lives of masses of people and operation of institutions around the globe, including HEIs. Apart from the devastating health consequences for those directly affected by the virus, the COVID-19 pandemic holds major implications for the way higher education students and university staff live and work, affecting their physical and mental well-being in profound ways. While the disruptive move from "normal” face-to-face teaching and learning to remote, online platforms was unprecedented, the effects and impacts of this forced shift were under-estimated, occurred without sufficient planning or preparation, and tested individuals and institutions to new limits. After brief presentation of the main results of the international survey, conducted by research group (CovidSocLAb) at the Faculty of Public Administration (Aristovnik et al., 2020), to capture the immediate academic, economic and social effects of the pandemic in the world (and in some comparative aspects with public administration students in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region), the roundtable will address the following main questions for discussion:
-    What have been the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on students and staff (from academic, personal, social, financial etc. perspective)?
-    How prepared (in terms of technological equipment, experience, and skills) have been HEIs, students and staff for digital distance learning?
-    Have students and teaching staff from public administration schools and institutions had relatively more difficulties in the Covid-19 pandemic period?
-    What are lessons learned from Covid-19 pandemic period? How will teaching, learning, assessment and research look like in post-Covid period?
-    What are the major challenges posed to public administration schools and institutions to keep their students competitive in the labor market in post-Covid period? 
 
Speakers:
 
-    Gyorgy Hajnal, NISPAcee President, EAPAA Accreditation Committee member, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
-    Calin Hintea, EAPAA Accreditation Committee Chair, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
-    Allan Rosenbaum, ICAPA Chair, ASPA President, Florida International University, Miami, USA
-    Nina Tomaževič, CovidSocLab, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


 

Saturday, October 23, 2021            12:00 - 12:30

Closing Plenary Session 
Room P1 souterrain
Chair: Gyorgy Hajnal, NISPAcee President, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary 
Award Ceremony:

Mzia Mikeladze PhD Thesis Award 2021; Presentation of the winner: "Understanding large scale policy change - National Policy Reform under external constraints"
Author/Presenter:
Zoltán Török, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Announcements of winners of other NISPAcee Awards:
  • NISPAcee Merit Award: Elena Žáková, Former NISPAcee Senior Manager 
  • NISPAcee Best Graduate Student Paper Award
  • Award for the Best Comparative Paper Presented at a NISPAcee Annual Conferenc
Invitation to the next year 30th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2022 presented by:
 
Papuc Răzvan-Mihail, Dean, School of Business and Administration, University of Bucharest, Romania
 

Saturday, October 23, 2021            14:00 - 21:00

Sightseeing 
Room Sightseeing 
A bus will be waiting in front of the Faculty of Public Administration, Gosarjeva ul. 5, Ljubljana.
 
Departure of the bus at 14.00.
 
 
Trip to Bled is available only for participants who have ordered the tour during their registration for the conference and paid for it.
Price: 49,00 EUR/per person and it covers the transportation (Ljubljana-Bled-Radovljica-Ljubljana), guide, entrance fees and the dinner (without drinks).

Bled is a picture postcard - perfect, fairy tale resort. Learn about the history of Bled from its beginning to what it is today and see its natural beauties. From the summit of the castle cliff a breath taking view of the mountain scenery and panorama opens up. Take s stroll through the Spa Park and along the shores of Lake Bled. We will end our trip with dinner at well-known restaurant in Radovljica (7 kilometers from Bled) and than we’ll return to Ljubljana.