The 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference

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

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 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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Meeting DETAILS of Conference Programme

for the  30th NISPAcee Annual Conference

EEST — Eastern European Summer Time / local Romanian time

    Program Overview

Saturday, June 4, 2022            11:00 - 12:10

Closing Roundtable 
The future of Public Administration in the NISPAcee region: Challenges for NISPAcee
Room Ion Mihăilescu 205 Amphitheater Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - 1st floor
Moderator: Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic 
The main theme of the conference, Crises, Vulnerability and Resilience in Public Administration has highlighted that recent developments related to the coronavirus crisis, the risks of managing financial markets, migratory and demographic trends, and geopolitical instability have shown that focusing on public administration efficiency and governance mechanisms alone is not enough. There is a need to develop better conceptual and theoretical foundations for thinking about the relationship between efficiency, vulnerability and resilience in public administration and governance. These developments need to be reflected in public administration education and research to better serve the needs of practice. This final roundtable discussion therefore aims to highlight the main challenges NISPAcee will face in the future and how to deal with them.
NISPAcee has succeeded in fulfilling an important part of its mission by helping to build and develop PA programmes in the region. Several PA schools has become highly developed and internationally recognised institutions with internationally accredited PA programmes. However, many schools and programs are still in a developmental phase and require continuous assistance to improve. NISPAcee has also managed to influence public polices of public governance systems in the region, especially in the earlier phases of transformation. However, the quality of governance in the region has not progressed sufficiently and in this respect  NISPA’s position appears to be less influential. But the recent/current crises, including the war in Ukraine with all its European as well as global implications, require serious consideration by public administration professionals, including NISPAcee as a professional PA organisation. What can the NISPAcee role be in these processes in the future?
Questions for discussion:
•    How can NISPAcee help PA programmes to be able to cope with the challenges of our time?
•    How can NISPAcee support less developed programmes in the region? Are these programmes interested in our help? What is their absorptive capacity?
•    Is there any chance to enhance NISPAcee’s role in promoting good governance? Can NISPAcee influence the quality of governance more effectively than in the past?
•    How might the current crises (especially COVID-19, the war in Ukraine) influence the future of NISPAcee?

Dragos Aligica, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Wolfgang Drechsler, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Maja Hadjiska Trendafilova, Regional School of Public Administration, Danilovgrad, Montenegro
Khechoyan Tereza, Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
Garegin Manukyan, Dept. of Economic & Social Affairs, Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government, UN, New York, United States