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

...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, June 1, 2022            10:00 - 12:00

PhD Pre-conference Seminar 
Room 105  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Ground floor
Related to PhD Pre-conference Seminar
WG Programme Coordinators:
Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
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: Who participates in Participatory Budgeting? Unravelling of who shows up
Author(s):
Jozef Gasparik, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Martina Balážová, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):
Martina Balážová, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Paper: Application of Behavioral Economics and its Nudge Theory in Health Policy
Author/Presenter:
Radek Kovács, Charles University, Prague 1, Czech Republic

Paper: RoWaterAPI, an open-source solution for accessing and managing hydrology data
Author(s):
Mihnea Cristian Popa, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 2, Romania
1. Daniel Constantin Diaconu, Centre for Integrated Analysis and Territorial Management, University of Bucharest, 010041 Bucharest, Romania 2. Emilia Avram, National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management, Bucharest-Ploiesti 97E Road, 013686 Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):
Mihnea Cristian Popa, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 2, Romania

Paper: Measuring Digital Literacy in Rural Municipalities in North Macedonia
Author/Presenter:
Tanja Paneva, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Online participation

Paper: Under pressure: organizational responses in the changing civil space of Hungary
Author/Presenter:
Krisztina Tury, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: Implementing Gender Responsive Budgeting in Western Balkans - the case of municipality of Patos (Albania)
Author(s):
Diamanta Vito, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Iztok Rakar
Presenter(s):
Diamanta Vito, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Wednesday, June 1, 2022            12:00 - 13:00

Coffee break 
Room Coffee break place Faculty of Sociology and Social Work 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022            13:00 - 14:30

PhD Pre-conference Seminar 
Room 105  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Ground floor
Related to PhD Pre-conference Seminar
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, June 1, 2022            14:30 - 15:00

Coffee Break 
Room Coffee break place Faculty of Sociology and Social Work 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022            15:00 - 16:30

PhD Pre-conference Seminar 
Room 105  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Ground floor
Related to PhD Pre-conference Seminar
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, June 1, 2022            15:00 - 18:00

Steering Committee Meeting (closed) 
Room Protocol 101  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Ground floor

Wednesday, June 1, 2022            16:30 - 19:00

Conference Registration 
Room Protocol 209  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - 1st floor

Wednesday, June 1, 2022            18:30 - 19:30

Meeting with WG Coordinators and Chairs of Research Sessions/Panels (closed) 
Room 105  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Ground floor
Chair: Calin Hintea, NISPAcee President, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 

Thursday, June 2, 2022            8:00 - 12:30

Conference Registration 
Room Protocol 209  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - 1st floor

Thursday, June 2, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

Opening Ceremony 
Welcome and Opening Speeches
Room Ion Mihăilescu 205 Amphitheater Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - 1st floor
Chair: Calin Hintea, NISPAcee President, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 
Calin Hintea, NISPAcee President, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
 
Local organizers:
Marian Preda, Rector, University of Bucharest, Romania  
Razvan Papuc, Dean, Faculty of Business and Public Administration, University of Bucharest, Romania
 
Romanian PA representatives:
Ligia Deca, Presidential Adviser in the Department of Education and Research, Romania
Sebastian-Ioan Burduja, Minister for Research, Innovation and Digitalization, Romania
Valentin-Sorin Costreie, State Advisor to the Prime Minister for Education and Research, Romania
Emil Boc, President of the Association of Romanian municipalities and Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Ciprian Ciucă, Mayor of District 6 of Bucharest City, Romania
 
NISPAcee partners:
Eymeri-Douzans Jean-Michel, President, EGPA (European Group for Public Administration), Belgium 
Wolfgang Drechsler, Chair of EAPAA (European Association for Public Administration Accreditation), Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Allan Rosenbaum, President, ASPA (American Society for Public Administration), United States of America 
Alikhan Baimenov, Steering Committee Chairman, Astana Civil Service Hub (ACSH), Kazakhstan 
Garegin Manukyan, Dept. of Economic & Social Affairs, Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government, United Nations, New York, United States of America


Thursday, June 2, 2022            11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break 
Room Coffee break place Faculty of Sociology and Social Work 

Thursday, June 2, 2022            11:30 - 12:30

Opening Plenary Session 
Keynote presentations - online
Room Ion Mihăilescu 205 Amphitheater Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - 1st floor
Chair: Calin Hintea, NISPAcee President, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 
Keynote speakers Online participation
 
Geert Bouckaert, Professor at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Keynote speech: Public Administration in times of crises: how to drive solutions?
 
Gregor Virant, Head of SIGMA, France
Keynote speech: What have we learned about public administrations during the pandemic?


Thursday, June 2, 2022            12:30 - 13:00

Opening Plenary Session  
Award Ceremony
Room Ion Mihăilescu 205 Amphitheater Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - 1st floor
Chair: Calin Hintea, NISPAcee President, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 
  • Alena Brunovská Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration 2022
Presentation of the Award to the winner by Calin Hintea, NISPAcee President:
František Ochrana, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Topic of his presentation: Historical-evolutionary and retrograde approach to the study of public administration.

  • Mzia Mikeladze PhD Thesis Award 2022
Presentation of the Award to the winner by Veronica Junjan, member of the Selection Committee:
Ionut Baciu, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Topic of his presentation: Between politics, policies and (case)law: the place of public procurement on the map of the EU’s internal market.


Thursday, June 2, 2022            13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break 
Room Faculty of Sociology and Social Work 

Thursday, June 2, 2022            14:00 - 15:30

Main Conference Theme 
Room Ion Mihăilescu 205 Amphitheater Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - 1st floor
Related to Main Conference Theme
Chair: Marius Profiroiu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania 
Chair: Maja Klun, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Legitimacy of Local Co-Creation Under the Circumstances of Low Party Politicization
Author(s):
Daniel Klimovsky, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Jaroslav Dvorak, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, LithuaniaDiana-Camelia Iancu, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, RomaniaPrimož Pevcin, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Diana - Camelia Iancu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Daniel Klimovsky, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Paper: HOW RESILIENT ARE CIVIL SERVANTS FROM THE ROMANIAN RURAL ENVIRONMENT? AN EXPLORATORY STUDY
Author(s):
Octavian Moldovan, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Daniela COTORANU PhD candidate, Doctoral School of Public Administration and Public Polices, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. E-mail: daniela.cotoranu@fspac.ro.
Presenter(s):
Octavian Moldovan, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: Wealth deconcentration and democratic resilience
Author/Presenter:
Alexandru Volacu, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 2, Romania

Paper: Paradigm shift in public interventions in turbulent times. More precaution, less proportionality?
Author(s):
Dawid Szescilo, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Stanisław Zakroczymski
Presenter(s):
Dawid Szescilo, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Thursday, June 2, 2022            14:00 - 15:30

WG2: Digital Government 
Room Dorin Damaschin Amphitheater Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Ground floor
Related to WG2: Digital Government
WG Programme Coordinators:
Robert Krimmer, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia Not particpating
Nicolae Urs, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: The impact of digitalization on public administration, economic development, and well-being in the EU countries
Author(s):
Armenia Androniceanu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Armenia Androniceanu, Faculty of Administration and Public Management, Bucharest, Romania; Irina Georgescu, Faculty of Economic Cybernetics, Statistics and Informatics, Bucharest, Romania; Oana Matilda Sabie, Faculty of Administration and Public Management, Bucharest, Romania.
Presenter(s):
Armenia Androniceanu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Digital maturity of public authorities: the case of Russia
Author(s):
Galina Bannykh, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation
Svetlana Kostina Associate Professor, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Presenter(s):
Galina Bannykh, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation

Paper: Increasing the resiliency of public administration through digitisation
Author(s):
Sorin Burlacu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Cristina ALPOPI, Professor PhD, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest , Romania
Presenter(s):
Sorin Burlacu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Testing digital transformation model for public administration: The case of Slovenia
Author(s):
Eva Murko, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Aleksander Aristovnik, Dejan Ravšelj Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Eva Murko, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Thursday, June 2, 2022            14:00 - 15:30

WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA 
Institutional characteristics of reforms: the proverbial elephant
Room Stanciu Stoian Amphitheater Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Ground floor
Related to WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA
WG Programme Coordinators:
Veronica Junjan, University of Twente, AE Enschede, Netherlands
Diana - Camelia Iancu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Towards Coherent Public Administration Reforms in EU Member States. A Comparative Analysis of the Reforms and Investments in the Public Sector proposed in the National Recovery and Resilience Plans
Author(s):
Marius Profiroiu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Constantin Marius Profiroiu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania, Negoi?ă Ionu? Ciprian, Research Institute of University of Bucharest, Romania, Adrian Costea, National Institute of Statistics, Romania
Presenter(s):
Marius Profiroiu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Public Participation In Budget Policy
Author(s):
Zhanna Perapadzia, IPU - Public Administration Research Centre, Minsk, Belarus
Natallia Rabava, SYMPA/BIPART, Minsk, Belarus
Presenter(s):
Zhanna Perapadzia, IPU - Public Administration Research Centre, Minsk, Belarus

Paper: Advancing citizen engagement via digital tools: A comparative study of the Baltic States
Author(s):
Tiina Randma-Liiv, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Tiina Randma-Liiv, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia Rasa Bortkeviči?t?, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania Veiko Lember, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia Vitalis Nakrošis, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania Visvaldis Valtenbergs, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Presenter(s):
Tiina Randma-Liiv, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Paper: Public Administration 4.0: pros and cons
Author(s):
Aidana Aldiyarova, The Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan Not particpating
Aigul Kosherbayeva, The Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan Online participation
2. Anar Yessengeldina, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, email: anar.yessengeldina@apa.kz.
Presenter(s):
Aigul Kosherbayeva, The Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan Online participation

Thursday, June 2, 2022            14:00 - 15:30

WG7: Public Administration Education 
Online session
Room Room 7 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to WG7: Public Administration Education
WG Programme Coordinators:
Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Roger Hamlin, Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States

Paper: CHALLENGES IN TEACHING ETHICS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN ROMANIA
Author(s):
Andra Karla Anghel-Sienerth, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 2, Romania Online participation
Andreea Ligia DRUGĂU-CONSTANTIN, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):
Andra Karla Anghel-Sienerth, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 2, Romania Online participation
Andreea Drugau-Constantin, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania Online participation

Paper: LESSONS LEARNT BY PA EDUCATION DURING THE PANDEMIC CRISIS OF 2020-2022: THE EXPERIENCE OF RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMY OF NATIONAL ECONOMY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Guliya K Nurlybaeva Institute for Social Sciences at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Russian Federation
Author/Presenter:
Goulya Nurlybaeva, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russian Federation Online participation

Paper: In-service training of public servants in Croatian local self-government: between old habits and new ideas
Author(s):
Tijana Vukojicic Tomic, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia Online participation
Gordana Marčetić, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia Iva Lopižić, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Presenter(s):
Tijana Vukojicic Tomic, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia Online participation

Thursday, June 2, 2022            14:00 - 15:30

WG8: Non-Governmental Organisations in Central and Eastern Europe 
Room Room 4 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to WG8: Non-Governmental Organisations in CEE
WG Programme Coordinators:
Maria Murray Svidronova, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia Participation cancelled
Iga Jeziorska, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary Online participation
Paula Beudean, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: NGO funding revisited - a surprising outcome of Covid-19 epidemic in Slovenia
Author/Presenter:
Nejc Brezovar, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Civil Society Organisations during COVID-19 in Hungary: Challenges and adaptation, reflects on Agria Universitas Association
Author/Presenter:
Agnes Horvath, Eszterhazy Karoly University, Eger, Hungary Online participation

Paper: Challenges to Public Participation during the COVID-19 Pandemic - A Case study of Continuities and Disruptions in Citizen Initiatives
Author(s):
Carmen Giorgiana Voinea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Univ. Dr. Profiroiu Constantin Marius m.profiroiu@ase.roBucharest University of Economic Studies, Administration and Public Management DepartmentProf. Univ. Dr. Alina Profiroiu alina.profiroiu@amp.ase.roBucharest University of Economic Studies, Administration and Public Management Department
Presenter(s):
Carmen Giorgiana Voinea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Alina Profiroiu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Thursday, June 2, 2022            14:00 - 15:30

WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration 
Crisis and the rule of law: administrative law responses to Covid-19 pandemics
Room Mielu Zlate Amphitheater Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration
WG Programme Coordinators:
Polonca Kovač, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Online participation
Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Paper: The Covid-19 Pandemic as a Driver of More Responsive Social Procedures: between Theory and Practices in Slovenia
Author(s):
Matej Babsek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Polonca Kovač, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Public Administration, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Matej Babsek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: GOOD GOVERNANCE AND THE RULE OF LAW
Author(s):
Claudia Pau, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Online participation
Martin Mihaela, UBB Center from Resita, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences
Presenter(s):
Mihaela Martin, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Online participation

Paper: Personal data protection and the role of Information Commissioner in the COVID-19 circumstances in Slovenia
Author(s):
Grega Rudolf, The Information Commissioner's Office, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Polonca Kovač, Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Grega Rudolf, The Information Commissioner's Office, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Thursday, June 2, 2022            14:00 - 15:30

WG10: Politico-Administrative Relations in CEE 
Interpreting politico-administrative relations in times of crisis and reform
Room Room 5 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to WG10: Politico-Administrative Relations in CEE
WG Programme Coordinators:
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Bernadette Connaughton, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland Online participation

Paper: Do Pension Commissions contribute to Pension Reforms? A Case Study of the Czech Republic
Author(s):
Eduard Bakoš, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic Online participation
Robert Jahoda, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Presenter(s):
Eduard Bakoš, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic Online participation

Paper: Understanding institutional responses and policy advice in a crisis: The Irish core executive and the Covid 19 pandemic
Author/Presenter:
Bernadette Connaughton, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland Online participation

Paper: Policy Advisory Systems during Covid-19 crisis: A case study of Slovak Advisory Committees
Author/Presenter:
Róbert Martin Hudec, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Paper: The politico-administrative relations facing new challenges: crisis, the pandemic, or the climate changes
Author/Presenter:
Liviu Radu, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Thursday, June 2, 2022            14:00 - 15:30

UNDESA-ACSH-NISPAcee workshop 
Opening of the Workshop; SESSION 1: How innovative practices and ICT contribute to public administration dealing with challenges?
Room 103 Amphitheater  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Ground floor
Related to UNDESA-ACSH-NISPAcee Workshop
 UNDESA-ACSH-NISPAcee workshop - Concept Note and Full Workshop Agenda (Reed more)
Opening Session of the Workshop

Chair: Mr. Garegin Manukyan, UN DESA/DPIDG
General Rapporteur of the Workshop: Mr. Panos Liverakos, ACSH Research and Knowledge Management Consultant

1.    Mr. Alikhan Baimenov, Chairman of the Steering Committee, Astana Civil Service Hub  
2.    Mr. Calin Hintea, NISPAcee President, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
3.    Prof. Razvan Papuc, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Public Administration, University of Bucharest  
(2-3 min each)
 
SESSION 1: How innovative practices and ICT contribute to public administration dealing with challenges?

Video: UNDESA

Keynote Speaker –  Mr. Bokyun Shim, Head, UNPOG/UN DESA
Presentation: Innovations and Digital Government for Resilient Public Administration to Achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
(15 min)

Discussant: Prof. Juraj Nemec, Member of UNCEPA and the NISPAcee Steering Committee, former NISPAcee President
(10 min)

Round Robin
A.    Ms. Nevena Manić, Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia
B.    Ms. Maia Dvalishvili, Deputy Head, Civil Service Bureau of Georgia
C.    Ms. Zorka Kordic, Secretary-General, Government of Montenegro (online participation) 
 
D.    Ms. Tereza Khechoyan, Director for International Cooperation and Development, Public Administration Academy in Armenia
E.    Mr. Jahi Jahija, Professor of Public Administration, University of Tetova, North Macedonia
F.    Mr. Victor Guzun, Team Coordinator of the Digital Transformation Strategy, Moldova
G.    Ms. Samra Ljuca, Civil Service Agency, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(5 min each)

General Discussion followed by Q & A

GROUP PHOTO 

Thursday, June 2, 2022            15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break 
Room Coffee break place at both Faculties 

Thursday, June 2, 2022            16:00 - 17:30

WG 9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration - CHANGE! 
Room Mielu Zlate Amphitheater Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration
WG Programme Coordinators:
Polonca Kovač, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Online participation
Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
This session has been moved to 03/06/2022 (Friday) at 16:00-17:30 
to STANCIU STOIAN AMPHITHEAT
ER at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Thursday, June 2, 2022            16:00 - 17:30

WG1: Local Government 
Room Room 1 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Semi-basement
Related to WG1: Local Government
WG Programme Coordinators:
Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Daniel Klimovsky, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Martina Balážová, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Ján Andruch, NISPAcee, Bratislava , Slovakia Not particpating
Chair: Daniel Klimovsky

Paper: Democratic innovation and their impact: lessons from Gdansk citizens’ assemblies
Author/Presenter:
Adela Gasiorowska, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Paper: Passive citizens: A literature review and comparative analysis on their background, values, and opinions in European countries
Author(s):
Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
dr. Iwona Sobis, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
Presenter(s):
Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Thursday, June 2, 2022            16:00 - 17:30

WG2: Digital Government 
Room Dorin Damaschin Amphitheater Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Ground floor
Related to WG2: Digital Government
WG Programme Coordinators:
Robert Krimmer, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia Not particpating
Nicolae Urs, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: More participatory but not yet fully interactive: A comparative perspective of social media usage In Central and Eastern European cities
Author(s):
Vincent Mabillard, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Raphaël Zumofen Martial Pasquier
Presenter(s):
Vincent Mabillard, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Paper: Web Accessibility in the field of social services and benefits: the case of Romania
Author(s):
Anca Monica Marin, Research Institute for Quality of Life, Bucharest, Romania
Liliana Popa, Faculty of Automatic, Computer Science and Electronics, University of Craiova, Romania
Presenter(s):
Anca Monica Marin, Research Institute for Quality of Life, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Digital transformation during the COVID19 pandemic. Case analysis on change and adaptation of public organizations using digital technology
Author(s):
Cristina Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Tudor Cristian Ticlau, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Bogdan Andrei Moldovan, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Presenter(s):
Cristina Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: Smart public governance development at the national level: A conceptual framework
Author(s):
Petra Vujković, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Eva Murko, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia Petra Vujković, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Petra Vujković, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Thursday, June 2, 2022            16:00 - 17:30

WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA 
Resilience and crisis response
Room Stanciu Stoian Amphitheater Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Ground floor
Related to WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA

Paper: Governmental trouble shooting and crisis management experience in Hungary. A systems approach to the dual crisis challenge
Author/Presenter:
Marton Gellen, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary Online participation

Paper: Expectations and realisations of user engagement in multi-actor innovative healthcare initiatives: perspectives from Estonia
Author/Presenter:
Steven Nommik, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Paper: Accidentally increasing the welfare system resilience in times of crises with digital accounts – the case of Estonian entrepreneur account
Author/Presenter:
Johanna Vallistu, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Paper: Innovative and Sustainable Public Procurement - Cross-Border Procurement Cooperation and Covid-19 Challenges
Author/Presenter:
Denisa Terhes , Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Online participation

Thursday, June 2, 2022            16:00 - 17:30

WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management  
Budgeting
Room 102 Amphitheater  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Ground floor
Related to WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management
WG Programme Coordinators:
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Aleksander Aristovnik, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lucie Sedmihradska, University of Economics of Prague, Prague , Czech Republic Online participation

Paper: Budgetary innovations on local level
Author/Presenter:
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Paper: Green Budgeting in the EU and in Hungary
Author(s):
Gyorgyi Nyikos, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary Online participation
Andrea GALLASZ
Presenter(s):
Gyorgyi Nyikos, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary Online participation

Paper: Off-budget operations in Czech cities: Extent and transparency
Author/Presenter:
Lucie Sedmihradska, University of Economics of Prague, Prague , Czech Republic Online participation

Thursday, June 2, 2022            16:00 - 17:30

WG7: Public Administration Education 
Room Room 7 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to WG7: Public Administration Education

Paper: Public Administration identity in Central and Eastern Europe. What do Public Administration curricula reveal?
Author(s):
Gyorgy Gajduschek, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Gyorgy Hajnal, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Presenter(s):
Gyorgy Hajnal, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: The Future of the University: Demographics, Digitization, and Community Development
Author(s):
Stefanie Lindquist, Arizona State University, Tempe, United States
Presenter(s):

Paper: Cluj Napoca without students: an estimation of the gap in the City's Economy
Author(s):
Dan-Tudor Lazar, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Presenter(s):

Paper: Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Academic Life of Public Administration Students in Slovenia and some Comparisons with Romania
Author(s):
Nina Tomaževič, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Not particpating
Lan Umek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nina Tomaževič, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Lan Umek, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Damijana Keržič , Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia,
Presenter(s):
Lan Umek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Thursday, June 2, 2022            16:00 - 17:30

WG10: Politico-Administrative Relations in CEE 
Top-level appointments and patterns of politicization
Room Room 5 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to WG10: Politico-Administrative Relations in CEE
WG Programme Coordinators:
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Bernadette Connaughton, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland Online participation

Paper: Mandate expansion through conceptual creep and the politicisation of Romania’s equality agency
Author/Presenter:
Liviu Andreescu, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 2, Romania

Paper: From Political to Technocratic ministerial appointments (1991-2021). New patterns of contemporary Romanian democratic regime
Author(s):
Laura Mina-Raiu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Catalin Raiu, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, RomaniaLaura Mina-Raiu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):
Catalin Raiu, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 2, Romania

Paper: A New Approach to Measure Politicization: The Example of Shifting Patterns of Politicization in Germany
Author(s):
Sylvia Veit, University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany
Stefanie Vedder, University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany
Presenter(s):
Sylvia Veit, University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany

Paper: Determinants of Politicization of the Czech Ministerial Bureaucracy: Types of Governments, Departments, and Governing Parties
Author/Presenter:
Marek Rybar, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Thursday, June 2, 2022            16:00 - 17:30

UNDESA-ACSH-NISPAcee workshop 
Conference Working Groups - Workshop participants are invited to join a Conference WG of their choice
Room Room of a selected WG 
Related to UNDESA-ACSH-NISPAcee Workshop
Conference Working Groups
 
Workshop participants are invited to join a Conference WG of their choice

Thursday, June 2, 2022            19:30 - 21:00

Welcome Reception 
Room Botanical Garden "D. Brandza" 
Location:
Botanical Garden "D. Brandza" of the University of Bucharest in the space called THE ITALIAN LAWN
Address: 32, Cotroceni Street, sector 6, Bucharest
 

Friday, June 3, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

WG1: Local Government 
Room Room 1 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Semi-basement
Related to WG1: Local Government
WG Programme Coordinators:
Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Daniel Klimovsky, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Martina Balážová, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Ján Andruch, NISPAcee, Bratislava , Slovakia Not particpating

Paper: Introduction of Regional Governments in Slovakia in Terms of Multiple Stream Theory: Who, When, What, and How?
Author/Presenter:
Daniel Klimovsky, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Paper: What does it take for a local government to have the administrative capacity to implement the digital transformation?Comparative analysis between urban and rural communities.
Author/Presenter:
Violeta Vijulie, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: How legal regulation can foster public services co-production? Lessons from the failure story of Local Initiative in Poland
Author/Presenter:
Bartosz Wilk, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Paper: Is the European Charter of Local Self-Government an effective instrument for the protection of Local Self-Government? Empirical data from administrative and judicial practice in Poland.
Author/Presenter:
Stanislaw Zakroczymski, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Friday, June 3, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

WG2: Digital Government 
Room Dorin Damaschin Amphitheater Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Ground floor
Related to WG2: Digital Government
WG Programme Coordinators:
Robert Krimmer, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia Not particpating
Nicolae Urs, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: Modern tools of small municipalities as a part of smart governance
Author(s):
Katarina Vitálišová, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Darina Rojíková, Anna Vaňová, Kamila Borseková
Presenter(s):
Katarina Vitálišová, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

Paper: First steps towards digital rural development and smart villages in Hungary
Author/Presenter:
Tibor Laszlo Busko, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: The impact of the pandemic on municipal e-government in Hungary
Author/Presenter:
Peter Molnar, Karoli Gaspar University Of Reform Church, Budapest, Hungary

Friday, June 3, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA 
Resilience and Crisis response
Room Stanciu Stoian Amphitheater Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Ground floor
Related to WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA

Paper: Rationalities for governance reforms. Theoretical and practical insights.
Author/Presenter:
Gerly Elbrecht, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia Online participation

Paper: Absorption performance of EU funds in Slovakia in 2014-2020
Author/Presenter:
Eva Vyrostova, P. J. Safarik University of Kosice, Kosice, Slovakia Online participation

Friday, June 3, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

WG4: Inter-regional and Cross-border Cooperation and Development 
Room Room 2 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Semi-basement
Related to WG4: Inter-regional and Cross-border Coop. and Develop.
WG Programme Coordinators:
Alexey Barabashev, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation Not particpating
Lyubimka Andreeva, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria
Annika Jaansoo, University of Twente, AE Enschede, Netherlands Online participation

Paper: Pandemic Impact on the State Image of China in Cross-border Cooperation and Development (Case of Kazakhstan)
Author/Presenter:
Aleksandra Grebneva, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation Online participation

Paper: The strength of strong ties: Did EGTCs make CBC more resilient during the Corona crisis?
Author(s):
Stefan Okruch, Andrássy University Budapest, Budapest, Hungary Online participation
Martina ECKARDT, Andrássy University Budapest, Hungary
Presenter(s):
Stefan Okruch, Andrássy University Budapest, Budapest, Hungary Online participation

Paper: Crises, Vulnerability and Challenges in Human Resource Management in Terms of Pandemic and after it
Author/Presenter:
Lyubimka Andreeva, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria

Friday, June 3, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management  
Public finance for environment and health care
Room 102 Amphitheater  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Ground floor
Related to WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management
WG Programme Coordinators:
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Aleksander Aristovnik, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lucie Sedmihradska, University of Economics of Prague, Prague , Czech Republic Online participation

Paper: Environmental compliance costs in selected European countries: an alternative approach
Author/Presenter:
Žiga Kotnik, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Environmental compliance costs: A comparison of methodological approaches
Author(s):
Žiga Kotnik, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lenart Milan Lah (PhD student)
Presenter(s):
Lenart Lah, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Local financial capacity and vaccine hesitancy in Romania
Author/Presenter:
Anca Monica Marin, Research Institute for Quality of Life, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: The principal-agent relationship and costing framework for better pricing of healthcare services: the case of the Sverdlovsk region of Russia
Author/Presenter:
Ilya Stepanov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation Online participation

Friday, June 3, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

WG6: Evidence-Based Public Policy Making 
Room Room 3 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Semi-basement
Related to WG6: Evidence-Based Public Policy Making
WG Programme Coordinators:
Jaroslav Dvorak, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania Online participation
Lesya Ilchenko-Syuyva, National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Kyiv, Ukraine Not particpating
Mihaela Victorita Carausan, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Effects of policy interventions on the happiness of targeted people:A research synthesis using an online findings-archive
Author(s):
H. Serkan Akilli, Nuh Naci Yazgan, KAYSERI, Turkey Online participation
Bekir Çelik, Nuh Naci Yazgan University, Kayseri, Turkey Ruut Veenhoven, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization EHERO, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Presenter(s):
H. Serkan Akilli, Nuh Naci Yazgan, KAYSERI, Turkey Online participation

Paper: Building health systems resilience amidst Covid-19 pandemic
Author/Presenter:
Mihaela Victorita Carausan, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Family Policy Index: A Tool for Evidence-Based Policymaking and Evaluation
Author/Presenter:
Monika Michalcová, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia Online participation

Friday, June 3, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

WG7: Public Administration Education 
Room Room 7 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to WG7: Public Administration Education
WG Programme Coordinators:
Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Roger Hamlin, Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States

Paper: The Impact of Gender Stereotypes on Women Representation in Higher Education Management. A Systematic Review
Author(s):
Giorgiana Gasca, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Felicia Cornelia Macarie, Babes-Bolyai University Department of Public Administration and Management Faculty of Political Administrative and Communication Sciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Presenter(s):
Giorgiana Gasca, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: Public Administration Education in Belarus: What do we need to adopt?
Author/Presenter:
Palina Prysmakova, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, United States

Paper: Education Models for Digital Transformation in Public Administration: the Challenge
Author(s):
Raluca Antonie, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Presenter(s):

Paper: E-government, Strategic Planning and Co-production, : Can Technology Promote Greater Citizen Engagement in a Rapidly Changing and Crisis-Oriented World, The University Response,
Author(s):
Roger Hamlin, Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States
Presenter(s):

Paper: University and Community: an essential partnership for the future
Author(s):
Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Bogdana Neamtu, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania Viorel Stanica, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania
Presenter(s):
Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Friday, June 3, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

WG8: Non-Governmental Organisations in Central and Eastern Europe  
Room Room 4 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to WG8: Non-Governmental Organisations in CEE
WG Programme Coordinators:
Maria Murray Svidronova, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia Participation cancelled
Iga Jeziorska, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary Online participation
Paula Beudean, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: Citizen science as a new way to empower local communities and NGOs to solve social and environmental problems
Author(s):
Egle Butkeviciene, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania
Egle Butkeviciene, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania Egle Vaidelyte, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania
Presenter(s):
Egle Butkeviciene, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania

Paper: Meaningful civil society involvement: Insights from drug policy area at the at the EU level and in the Member States
Author/Presenter:
Iga Jeziorska, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary Online participation

Paper: THE ROLE OF CLUB ORGANISATIONS IN PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY: THE CASE OF LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL.
Author(s):
Bohumir Kratky, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia Online participation
MÁRIA MURRAY SVIDROŇOVÁ, ALENA KAŠČÁKOVÁ
Presenter(s):
Bohumir Kratky, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia Online participation

Friday, June 3, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration 
Good governance in the changing society: testing the rule of law
Room Mielu Zlate Amphitheater Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration
WG Programme Coordinators:
Polonca Kovač, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Online participation
Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Short presentation: Knowledge of law by citizens as a precondition for effective governance. A half-century historical comparison among Hungarian citizens.
Author/Presenter:
Gyorgy Gajduschek, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: Populism, authoritarianism and administrative law
Author/Presenter:
Jowanka Jakubek-Lalik, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Short presentation: Emergency legislation in Covid-19 Pandemic and regulatory quality: Case of Regulatory Process in Slovakia
Author(s):
Nina Stastna, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia Not particpating
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Katarína Staroňová, Comenius University, Bratislava, SlovakiaMatúš Sloboda, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Paper: Is the principle of the separation and balance of powers still valid in the conditions of the pandemic crisis? Insights from Romania during the state of alert
Author(s):
CRISTINA TITIRISCA, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Alina Georgiana Profiroiu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):
CRISTINA TITIRISCA, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Friday, June 3, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

UNDESA-ACSH-NISPAcee workshop 
SESSION 2: Resilience of public administration institutions: Why it is critical to be able to address future external shocks?
Room 103 Amphitheater  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Ground floor
Related to UNDESA-ACSH-NISPAcee Workshop
Chair: Ms. Maia Dvalishvili, Deputy Head, Civil Service Bureau of Georgia

•    Ms. Nevena Manić, Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia
Presentation: Strengthening resilience through digital transformation

•    Ms. Catherine Kardava,  Head, Civil Service Bureau of Georgia
Presentation: Role of professional development and digitalisation for institutional resilience

•    Mr. Salauat Muximov, Director of the Department of Public Services, Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service Affairs
Presentation: The development of public services as a key factor of resilience of public administration institutions

•    Mr. Jahi Jahija, Professor, University of Tetova, North Macedonia
Presentation: The Future of Civil Service
(15 min each)
 
General Discussion followed by Q & A 
(30 min)
 

Friday, June 3, 2022            10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break 
Room Coffee break place Faculty of Sociology and Social Work 

Friday, June 3, 2022            11:00 - 12:30

NISPAcee Anniversary Panel: 30 years after 
Room Ion Mihăilescu 205 Amphitheater Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - 1st floor
Chair: Calin Hintea, NISPAcee President, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 
Panel description and objective: The Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee) was established three decades ago in response to needs that emerged in the context of the immense political, economic, and social transformation in the Central and Eastern European region. These needs were interconnected to the role of state and public administration throughout the CEE and the former Soviet Union in the transition to a market economy, liberal, multiparty democracy and the rule of law. The founders of NISPAcee stressed that countries in transition shared common problems and that international co-operation between academicians and practitioners could make a critical contribution to dealing with these problems and shortening the transition time.
NISPAcee’s mission, objectives and activities have always been linked to the reform needs and modernisation of public administration systems in the region. NISPAcee activities are among the essential contributions to the transition process through the development of advanced educational and training programmes in the field of public administration and public policy and the establishment of research networks focused on key issues of the region. Has NISPAcee been instrumental in these efforts?

The objective of this anniversary panel is therefore to discuss NISPAcee's evolution and activities over the past 30 years and to summarise NISPAcee’s achievements and challenges.
 
The discussion with the panellists will aim:
•    To highlight important milestones in the history of NISPAcee.
•    To reflect on the impact of NISPAcee on PA education in our region.
•    To reflect on the impact of NISPAcee on the evolution of PA in our region.
•    To discuss the role and position of NISPAcee on the international stage and links with partner organisations.
•    To reflect on the development of the organisation in the context of new international developments.
Panellists: 
 
•    NISPAcee Former Presidents and Steering Committee members:
Gyorgy Hajnal, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Külli Sarapuu, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Eka Akobia, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Marius Profiroiu,  Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Martin Potůček, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Tiina Randma-Liiv, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia 

•    Representatives of partner institutions:
Eymeri-Douzans Jean-Michel, EGPA President, Belgium
Taco Brandsen, EAPAA Executive Secretary, The Netherland
Allan Rosenbaum, ASPA President, United States

•   NISPAcee Executive Director: Ľudmila Gajdošová, Slovakia

Friday, June 3, 2022            12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break 
Room Faculty of Sociology and Social Work 

Friday, June 3, 2022            14:00 - 15:30

Panel: COVID-19 and Organisational Changes in Public Administration 
Room Mielu Zlate Amphitheater Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to Panel: COVID-19 and Organisational Changes in Public Adminis
Chair: David Špaček, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic 
Co-chair: Jens Weiss, Harz University of Applied Science, Halberstadt, Germany
Co-chair: Pavel Horák, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic Online participation
Co-chair: Sanja Vrbek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: Learning organisations in the public sector in times of COVID 19. Case of Romania
Author(s):
Corina Georgiana Antonovici, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Carmen Savulescu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania Not particpating
Tatiana-Camelia Dogaru (Cruceanu), National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
David Diaconu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Dogaru (Cruceanu) Tatiana-Camelia, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):

Paper: COVID-19 and national measures expecting changes in state administration – the case of Czechia
Author(s):
David Špaček, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Pavel Horák, Marek Navrátil
Presenter(s):
David Špaček, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Paper: The Slovenian response to the COVID-19 crisis: its impact on state administration
Author(s):
Sanja Vrbek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sanja Vrbek, Faculty of Public Administration University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Tina Jukić, Faculty of Public Administration University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Sanja Vrbek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Friday, June 3, 2022            14:00 - 15:30

Panel : Governance and Politics of small states 
Room Room 5 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to Panel: Governance and Politics of Small States
Chair: Külli Sarapuu, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia 
Co-chair: Jack Corbett, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

Paper: The delicacy of meeting climate goals in the EU small states: an energy security-oriented perspective
Author/Presenter:
Javad Keypour, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Paper: Evolution of the Relationship Between the Head of State, the Head of the Government and the Speaker of Parliament in the Process of Democratization on the Example of European Microstates
Author/Presenter:
Marcin Lukaszewski, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poznan, Poland Online participation

Paper: Corruption and country size: literature review and suggestions for further research
Author(s):
Leno Saarniit, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Külli Sarapuu, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, (Tallinn, Estonia)
Presenter(s):
Leno Saarniit, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Paper: How Does Population Size Influence Administrative Performance?
Author(s):
Jack Corbett, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Marlene Jugl (Bocconi University), Wouter Veenendaal (Leiden University) and Roannie Ng Shiu (Australian National University)
Presenter(s):
Jack Corbett, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

Friday, June 3, 2022            14:00 - 15:30

Panel: Policy Development and Coordination 
Room Room 7 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to Panel: Policy Development and Coordination
Chair: Giorgi Bobghiashvili, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia 
Co-chair: Ivan Kopric, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia Online participation

Paper: Centralization of Policy Development and Coordination Systems – The Case of the Government of Georgia
Author(s):
Eka Akobia, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Dr. Eka Akobia – Professor, Caucasus School of Governance, Caucasus University
Presenter(s):
Giorgi Bobghiashvili, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Paper: Organizational model for integrated healthcare and social care services in Lithuania
Author/Presenter:
Renata Kudukyte-Gaspere, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania Online participation

Friday, June 3, 2022            14:00 - 15:30

WG1/5: Joint Session  
Room 102 Amphitheater  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Ground floor
Related to WG1/WG5: Joint Session
WG Programme Coordinators:
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Daniel Klimovsky, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Paper: Who participates in Participatory Budgeting? Unravelling of who shows up
Author(s):
Jozef Gasparik, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Martina Balážová, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Presenter(s):
Martina Balážová, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Paper: Legal Bases of Participatory Budgeting in Poland: Challenges and Solutions
Author/Presenter:
Maria Marczewska-Rytko, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Friday, June 3, 2022            14:00 - 15:30

Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA) Panel  
Emerging crises – as game changers for public administration and leadership in the Western Balkans
Room 103 Amphitheater  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Ground floor
Related to ReSPA Panel
Moderator: Gentian Xhaxhiu, ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), Danilovgrad, Montenegro 
Moderator: Dragan Djuric, ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), Danilovgrad, Montenegro
Short panel description

Continuing economic turbulence has fueled debates about social and political reform as much as has stimulated actions and initiatives aimed at a more fundamental transition of dominant economic and social systems which also affect public administrations across Europe. The Covid-19 pandemic in Western Balkans has shown the public sector is facing turbulent problems characterized by the emergence of unpredictable and uncertain events. Societal phenomena such as the economic and health crisis as "symptoms of transition" through alternative narratives and actions can give rise to the potential for short-term pressures to become game changers.

During the panel discussions, representatives of various administrations from the Western Balkans, will aim to explain that public institutions and programs need to more flexible and agile so they can adapt in response to turbulence and scale their problem-solving efforts up and down.
 
The panel will also tackle the necessity of public organisations from the Western Balkans to strengthen their collaboration with affected actors in other sectors. Multi-actor collaboration can mobilise relevant resources, enhance knowledge-sharing and coordination, stimulate innovation and build common ownership to joint solutions.
 
Game changers, when understood right, help to orient, legitimize, guide, and accelerate deep changes in society.
 
During the panel, the impact of emerging and recent crisis in the administrations of the Western Balkans will be discussed, while further thoughts and ideas on way forward will also be exchanged.

Speakers
 
Albania – Ms. Elira Zaka, Director, Prime Minister’s Office, Regulatory and Compliance Department.
BiH – Ms. Jelena Popovic, Assistant Minister for Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
BiH – Mr. Vjekoslav Camber, Director, Office of the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina for European Integration .
Montenegro – Ms. Nina Blazic, Head of Department, Ministry of Public Administration, Digital Society and Media, Department for the Implementation of the Principles of Good Public Administration, Analytics and Reporting.
North Macedonia – Ms. Laura Ajdini, Advisor of the Minister, Ministry of Information Society and Administration.
Serbia – Mr. Ninoslav Kekic, Assistant Director, Public Policy Secretariat, Sector for Quality Assurance of Public Policies.
ReSPA – Ms. Maja Hadjiska Trendafilova, ReSPA Director.

 
 

Friday, June 3, 2022            15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break 
Room Coffee break place at both Faculties 

Friday, June 3, 2022            15:30 - 16:00

Poster Session 
Online meeting
Room 105  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Ground floor
Related to Poster Session

Paper: The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the regulation of local public transport in the European Union
Author/Presenter:
Ildikó Bartha, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary Online participation

Friday, June 3, 2022            16:00 - 17:30

Panel: COVID-19 and Organisational Changes in Public Administration 
Room Mielu Zlate Amphitheater Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to Panel: COVID-19 and Organisational Changes in Public Adminis
Chair: David Špaček, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic 
Co-chair: Jens Weiss, Harz University of Applied Science, Halberstadt, Germany
Co-chair: Pavel Horák, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic Online participation
Co-chair: Sanja Vrbek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: The perspective of using the Social Amplification of Risks Framework in crisis management
Author/Presenter:
Viorel Mihaila, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 2, Romania

Paper: Trust in public institutions during coronavirus pandemic. A comparative perspective among EU member states
Author/Presenter:
Bianca Radu, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: Mapping research trends in public administration during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis
Author(s):
Lan Umek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ravšelj Dejan, Faculty of Public Administration (University of Ljubljana), Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Lan Umek, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Friday, June 3, 2022            16:00 - 17:30

Panel : Governance and Politics of small states 
Roundtable discussion: Governance in the NISPAcee region – what is the relevance of states’ size?
Room Room 5 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to Panel: Governance and Politics of Small States
Panelist: Jack Corbett, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom 
Panelist: Tiina Randma-Liiv, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Panelist: Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Panelist: Eka Akobia, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Moderator: Külli Sarapuu, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Many states in the NISPAcee region can be characterized as small, either compared to their lager neighbours or in absolute terms, due to their small populations. Internationally there is a considerable discussion on the relevance of states’ size and the impact of scale on politics, public administration and policy-making. Small states are perceived to be more vulnerable at the international level and to exhibit unique characteristics of public governance at home. At the roundtable, the panellists and the audience will discuss the implications of size on the governance of countries in the NISPAcee region. 


Friday, June 3, 2022            16:00 - 17:30

WG2: Digital Government 
Room Dorin Damaschin Amphitheater Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Ground floor
Related to WG2: Digital Government
WG Programme Coordinators:
Robert Krimmer, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia Not particpating
Nicolae Urs, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: Value-led and practice-oriented digitalisation as low-key organisational change: Bridge inspection in the City of Vienna
Author(s):
Michal Sedlacko, University of Applied Science FH Campus Wien, Vienna, Austria Online participation
Esther Anatone, FH Campus Wien, Vienna, AustriaOmar El-Mahrouk, FH Campus Wien, Vienna, AustriaSebastian Baumgartner, FH Campus Wien, Vienna, Austria
Presenter(s):
Michal Sedlacko, University of Applied Science FH Campus Wien, Vienna, Austria Online participation

Paper: What drives digital public services adoption in Romania?
Author(s):
Nicolae Urs, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Tudor Matei Vrabie, Babeă-Bolyai University, FSPAC, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Presenter(s):
Nicolae Urs, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Friday, June 3, 2022            16:00 - 17:30

WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management  
Other issues in public finance and public financial management
Room 102 Amphitheater  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Ground floor
Related to WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management
WG Programme Coordinators:
Juraj Nemec, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Aleksander Aristovnik, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lucie Sedmihradska, University of Economics of Prague, Prague , Czech Republic Online participation

Paper: Are fiscal policies in Romania pro-cyclical?
Author(s):
Nicolae Marius Jula, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 2, Romania
Răzvan-Mihail PAPUC, Ph.D, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):
Nicolae Marius Jula, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 2, Romania

Paper: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC FINANCING OF SPORTS IN THE V4 REGION
Author/Presenter:
Jozef Kučera, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

Paper: Tax-related research trends in new EU member states: A bibliometric analysis in the last two decades
Author(s):
Dejan Ravselj, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Aleksander Aristovnik, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Dejan Ravšelj, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Ringa Raudla, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Presenter(s):
Dejan Ravselj, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Friday, June 3, 2022            16:00 - 17:30

WG7: Public Administration Education 
Room Room 7 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to WG7: Public Administration Education
WG Programme Coordinators:
Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Roger Hamlin, Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States

Paper: New Education Programmes for EU Cohesion Policy Implementation at the University of Public Services
Author(s):
Zsuzsanna Kondor, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary Online participation
Dr. Györgyi Nyikos
Presenter(s):
Zsuzsanna Kondor, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary Online participation

Paper: The Impact of Crises on PA Educators. A Qualitative Approach
Author(s):
Octavian Moldovan, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Felicia Cornelia MACARIE Professor, Department of Public Administration and Management, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. E-mail: macarie@fspac.ro
Presenter(s):
Octavian Moldovan, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: The contribution of artificial intelligence to stimulating the innovation of educational services and university programs in public administration
Author(s):
Ruxandra Irina Popescu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
RUXANDRA-IRINA POPESCU, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, RomaniaOANA-MATILDA SABIE, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania MARIAN IULIAN TRUȘCĂ, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):
Oana Matilda Sabie, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Covid caused competence change of teachers at the University of Public Service
Author(s):
Judit Szakos, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary
Gábor LÁSZLÓ, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary
Presenter(s):
Judit Szakos, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Friday, June 3, 2022            16:00 - 17:30

WG 9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration  
Challenges for the administrative law in the EU
Room Stanciu Stoian Amphitheater Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Ground floor
Related to WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration
WG Programme Coordinators:
Polonca Kovač, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Online participation
Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Short presentation: THE CHALLENGES FOR THE FISCAL AUTHORITY COOPERATION WITHIN EUROPEAN UNION. THE RULE OF LAW AND ADMINISTRATIVE INSIGHT
Author/Presenter:
Mihaela Tofan, University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" Iasi, Iasi, Romania

Paper: The Relationship between EU Law and Romanian Constitution. Recent developments in the case-law of the Romanian Constitutional Court
Author/Presenter:
Mihaela Vrabie, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 2, Romania

Short presentation: The Concept of Regulatory Independence under European Union Law: A Systematic Review
Author/Presenter:
Radosław Łapszyński, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Friday, June 3, 2022            16:00 - 17:30

UNDESA-ACSH-NISPAcee workshop 
SESSION 3: How to reshape and refocus public administration training: What lessons can be learnt from the challenges faced in promoting the most appropriate corporate culture?
Room 103 Amphitheater  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Ground floor
Related to UNDESA-ACSH-NISPAcee Workshop
Chair: Mr. Bokyun Shim, Head of the UNPOG/UN DESA

Video: UNDESA
 
•    Dr. Michiel de Vries, Chair, Department of Public Adminitration, Radboud University, the Netherlands
Presentation: Training of contextual and situational awareness

•    Ms. Samra Ljuca, Head of the Unit for Civil Service Development, Department for Vocational Training and Civil Service Development, Civil Service Agency, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Presentation: How to challenge the status quo and effect change by continuous learning – the CAF model for improving public organisations through self-assessment

•    Ms. Sholpan Yessimova, National Consultant on Strengthening Civil Service Capacity through Learning and Teaching
Presentation: Educational policy within the Higher Education System in Public Administration: the case of Kazakhstan

•    Mr. Drago Kos, Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery
Presentation: Is it already time to also introduce compliance officers in the public sector?
(15 min each)

General Discussion followed by Q & A
(30 min)

 
 

Friday, June 3, 2022            17:30 - 17:45

Break 
Room Break 

Friday, June 3, 2022            17:45 - 18:45

NISPAcee Business Meeting 
Meeting of NISPAcee members and partners, but other conference participants are welcome to attend
Room 105  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Ground floor
Chair: Calin Hintea, NISPAcee President, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 
Agenda:
 
1. Welcoming of participants
2. Report of Activities 2021 - 2022
3. Future Planes
4. NISPAcee Finances
6. Elections for the NISPAcee Steering Committee
7. Other

Friday, June 3, 2022            20:00 - 23:00

Social Event - Anniversary Party 
Room Bragadiru Palace 
Location:
Bragadiru Palace (address: 147-53, Rahovei Street, Sector 4, Bucharest 050892)
 
Social Event - Anniversary Party (Thematic Dracula Night with NISPAcee Oscar Awards Ceremony)

Dear participants, friends!

We would like to invite to this year’s conference social event – the 30th NISPAcee Anniversary party with a buffet dinner and a dancing music.

And a special Anniversary Programme can’t be missing.  Since this annual conference will be hosted by our partners in Bucharest-Romania, what better thematic party could be picked than „Dracula’s dance"? Thematic dress is highly encouraged. We would suggest bringing black and red clothing. Of course, there are no limits, and for those more courageous, Dracula disguise is suggested.

And since this BIG NIGHT we will celebrate together the 30th NISPAcee birthday, we would like to thank all of you, as an essential part of our organisation and the heart of our conferences, and we will award the heroes of NISPAcee with special

  • NISPAcee Oscar Anniversary Awards 2022 (presented only on an occasion of  10th, 20th and 30th Anniversary parties) in these categories:

NISPAcee Oscar in the category THE AVANGERS
- In this category the candidates for winner are the superheroes on NISPAcee. You know them, the main support pillars of our organisation, sitting on 2 chairs at the same time, often active at 3 places at one. The unmistakable heroes always saving the day. Who are going to be THE AVENGERS? We will discover on 3rd of June!

NISPAcee Oscar in the category THE BOSS BABY
- In this category the candidates for winner are new rising stars of NISPAcee, young smart minds, members with new fresh ideas and points of view, and never-ending source of energy.

NISPAcee Oscar in the category MAMMA MIA!
- In this category the candidates for winner are progressive and full of life participants, that brings inspiration and good mood wherever they go. Mentors that are always here for the participants.

NISPAcee Oscar in the category FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER
- In this category the candidates for winner are all of you, dancers of NISPAcee. Bring your dance moves with you, the NISPAcee Oscar award is waitng for one of you!

NISPAcee Oscar in the category DRACULA
- In this category the winner will be one of participants with the best Dracula disguise. The list of candidates is still opened, our incognito committee will work hard during the party to decide who is going to be!

We are looking forward to seeing you all at the party!



 

Saturday, June 4, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

WG2: Digital Government 
Room Dorin Damaschin Amphitheater Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Ground floor
Related to WG2: Digital Government
WG Programme Coordinators:
Robert Krimmer, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia Not particpating
Nicolae Urs, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: Optimization of E-Service Delivery on a Local Level: The Role of One-Stop Shops (OSS) in the Case of Municipalities in North Macedonia
Author(s):
Tanja Paneva, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Online participation
Prof. Joze Bencina, PhDFaculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presenter(s):
Tanja Paneva, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Online participation

Paper: Social media in e-administration
Author/Presenter:
Ferenc Varga, Karoli Gaspar University Of Reform Church, Budapest, Hungary Online participation

Paper: The regulation of self-driving cars - what is the best approach in accordance with the rule of law?
Author/Presenter:
Tina Sever, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Online participation

Paper: AI Readiness Level in Public Administration. Case of the Russian Federation.
Author/Presenter:
Roman Stupin, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation Online participation

Paper: Feedback monitoring tools of the Federal Tax Service of Russia
Author/Presenter:
Evita Titkova, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation Online participation

Saturday, June 4, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA 
Institutional characteristics of reforms: the proverbial elephant?
Room Stanciu Stoian Amphitheater Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Ground floor
Related to WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA
WG Programme Coordinators:
Veronica Junjan, University of Twente, AE Enschede, Netherlands
Diana - Camelia Iancu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: Good Governance in Ukraine - An Ambitious Undertaking
Author/Presenter:
Andra Karla Anghel-Sienerth, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 2, Romania Online participation

Paper: Impacting the Motivation of the Public Healthcare Workers during Pandemic Times. How Effective for Achieving the Performance?
Author/Presenter:
Ana-Maria Bercu, University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" Iasi, Iasi, Romania Online participation

Paper: Public Service Training: An Essential Element of the Public Service Reform in the CEE Countries
Author(s):
Ana-Madalina Potcovaru, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Dragos Bigu, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest , Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s):
Ana-Madalina Potcovaru, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Saturday, June 4, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

WG6: Evidence-Based Public Policy Making 
Room Room 3 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Semi-basement
Related to WG6: Evidence-Based Public Policy Making
WG Programme Coordinators:
Jaroslav Dvorak, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania Online participation
Lesya Ilchenko-Syuyva, National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Kyiv, Ukraine Not particpating
Mihaela Victorita Carausan, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: CLIMATE POLICY AND PLANS FOR RECOVERY IN BULGARIA AND LITHUANIA
Author(s):
Maria Kotseva-Tikova, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria Online participation
Jaroslav Dvorak, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania Online participation
Maria Kotseva-Tikova
Presenter(s):
Maria Kotseva-Tikova, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria Online participation

Paper: Protest participation - an unplanned way to create urban policy in Poland?
Author/Presenter:
Monika Sidor, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland Online participation

Paper: Implementation of public policy in Polish rural municipalities managed by women local leaders
Author/Presenter:
Justyna Wasil, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland Online participation

Saturday, June 4, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

WG7: Public Administration Education 
Room Room 7 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to WG7: Public Administration Education
WG Programme Coordinators:
Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Roger Hamlin, Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States

Paper: Challenges for higher education in a digital future. Preparing Public Administration schools for tomorrow’s world
Author(s):
Oana Matilda Sabie, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Sabie Oana Matilda Androniceanu Armenia
Presenter(s):
Oana Matilda Sabie, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Paper: DEVELOPING TEACHERS' DIGITAL COMPETENCES IN HIGHER EDUCATION PRACTISE
Author(s):
Janez Stare, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Maja Klun , Mitja Dečman
Presenter(s):
Janez Stare, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paper: The Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic period on student burnout level. An Exploratory Approach
Author(s):
Horia Mihai Raboca, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Simona Claudia CRE?A
Presenter(s):
Horia Mihai Raboca, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Saturday, June 4, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

WG8: Non-Governmental Organisations in Central and Eastern Europe  
Room Room 4 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to WG8: Non-Governmental Organisations in CEE
WG Programme Coordinators:
Maria Murray Svidronova, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia Participation cancelled
Iga Jeziorska, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary Online participation
Paula Beudean, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paper: Civil Society in Belarus in the Context of a Political Crisis: Current State and Challenges
Author(s):
Natallia Rabava, IPU - Public Administration Research Centre, Minsk, Belarus
Tatsiana Chulitskaya, Vytautas Magnus University, Vilnius, Lithuania Oksana Shelest, Center for European Transformation, Minsk, Belarus
Presenter(s):
Natallia Rabava, IPU - Public Administration Research Centre, Minsk, Belarus

Paper: Under pressure: organizational responses in the changing civil space of Hungary
Author/Presenter:
Krisztina Tury, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: Advisory councils as an instrument of public participation at the local level? Case study of senior citizens' councils in Poland
Author(s):
Anna Kolomycew, Rzeszow University, Rzeszow, Poland Online participation
prof. Katarzyna Radzik-Maruszak, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Presenter(s):
Anna Kolomycew, Rzeszow University, Rzeszow, Poland Online participation

Saturday, June 4, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration 
Protection of citizens’ rights through administrative action
Room Mielu Zlate Amphitheater Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration
WG Programme Coordinators:
Polonca Kovač, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Online participation
Anamarija Musa, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Paper: The role of ethics counselors in the public administration of Romania
Author(s):
Corina Cristiana Nastaca, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Constantin Marius PROFIROIU Alina Georgiana PROFIROIU Corina Cristiana NASTACĂ
Presenter(s):
Corina Cristiana Nastaca, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Short presentation: Emergence of public information commissioners in Europe. Ombudsman of a new type or special appeal bodies?
Author(s):
Bartosz Wilk, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Dawid Sześciło, University of Warsaw, Poland
Presenter(s):
Dawid Szescilo, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Saturday, June 4, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

WG10: Politico-Administrative Relations in CEE 
PAR and factors influencing public servants and their competence
Room Room 5 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - 1st floor
Related to WG10: Politico-Administrative Relations in CEE
WG Programme Coordinators:
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Bernadette Connaughton, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland Online participation

Paper: "Are Civil Servants Sensitive to Terrorism? Longitudinal Evidence from the 22 July 2011 Attacks in Norway"
Author(s):
Zuzana Murdoch, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Benny Geys, BI Norwegian Business School Per Lægreid, University of Bergen Jarle Trondal, University of Agder
Presenter(s):
Zuzana Murdoch, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Paper: Trust Or Competencies? Exploring Personal Ties between Senior Civil Servants and Politicians
Author(s):
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Marek Rybář, Masaryk University Brno, Czech republic
Presenter(s):
Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Paper: Political loyalty vs. merit: regional government In Bulgaria
Author/Presenter:
Emilia Zankina, Temple University, Philadelphia, United States

Saturday, June 4, 2022            9:00 - 10:30

UNDESA-ACSH-NISPAcee workshop 
SESSION 4: Strong partnerships and cooperation: Is the expansion of partnerships a tool necessary for a resilient public administration?
Room 103 Amphitheater  Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Ground floor
Related to UNDESA-ACSH-NISPAcee Workshop
Chair: Prof. Juraj Nemec, Member of UNCEPA and the NISPAcee Steering Committee, former NISPAcee President
       
•    Mr. Garegin Manukyan, UN DESA/DPIDG
Presentation: Strong partnerships and cooperation for SDGs in the post COVID world

•    Ms. Tolkyn Omarova, Project Expert, ACSH
Presentation: Building resilience through cooperation: reflecting on the ACSH experience
 
Conclusions and Recommendations for the Way Forward
Rapporteur: Mr. Panos Liverakos, ACSH Research and Knowledge Management Consultant

Feedback/statements on "the way forward” by country participants and closing of the workshop.

 
 

Saturday, June 4, 2022            10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break 
Room Coffee break place Faculty of Sociology and Social Work 

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?


Speakers:
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


Saturday, June 4, 2022            12:10 - 12:30

Closing Plenary Session 
Room Ion Mihăilescu 205 Amphitheater Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - 1st floor
Chair: Calin Hintea, NISPAcee President, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 
Award Ceremony:
 
Announcements of winners of the other NISPAcee Awards:
  • NISPAcee Merit Awards presented to:
Poloca Kovac, Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Külli Sarapuu, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
  • NISPAcee Best Graduate Student Paper Award presented at the 30th NISPAcee Annual Conference is not awarded to any of competing papers because of not sufficient number of papers and quality of those which have complied with the award eligibility criteria. The decision has been taken by the Award Selection Committee chaired by Gyorgy Hajnal, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary. 
  • Award for the Best Comparative Paper Presented at the 30th NISPAcee Annual Conference presented by members of the Award Selection Committee Juraj Nemec and Tiina Randma to Vincent Mabillard, the winner, for the paper: Social media use in Central and Eastern European cities: Defining government-citizen relationships   through phases
    Authors: Raphaėl Zumofen, Vincent Mabillard, Martial Pasquier
Invitation to the 31st NISPAcee Annual Conference 2023 presented by:
 
Dejan Miletic, Director, National Academy for Public Administration, Belgrade, Serbia, local organizer of the conference
 
Main Conference Theme: 
"THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION ENABLED THROUGH EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES"
 
Term: May 24-27, 2023 in Belgrade, Serbia
 
 

 

Saturday, June 4, 2022            13:30 - 22:00

Sightseeing to Peles Castel and visit to a vineyard  
Room Sightseeing 
THE SIGHTSEEING TRIP to Peles Castel and visit to a vineyard