Call for Application with Abstracts is currently Opened only for WG9

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Important information

Where a paper proposal is co-authored,  only one of the authors may apply online. You can identify other co-authors and the paper presenter in the application form.


EXTENDED Deadline for WG9

10/04/2025 or 10/05/2024

The final version of the completed accepted paper should be prepared according to  NISPAcee MANUSCRIPT GUIDELINES and submitted via the NISPAcee website by 
April 10, 2024 or by May 10, 2024, see full papers requirements in individual conference calls.

Main Theme


Public Administration in post-conflict reconstruction

The 2024 NISPAcee Annual Conference will revisit and compile an evolving perspective on the role of Public Governance and Administration in post-conflict reconstruction aiming  to take stock of decades of state building experiences,  revisiting and compiling some of the best practices as well as reflecting on the new and unique opportunities for build-up provided by digitalisation and artificial intelligence, producing theoretical and practical approaches to the most pressing post-conflict PG/PA matters in CEE region as well as globally.

Working group - Calls


Local Government

The working group on Local Governance deals with all sub-national levels of governance from several points of view: regulation, structure, organisation, functioning, finance, representation, election and public policies, etc. The WG especially welcomes empirical research results, comparative analysis, theoretical contributions, and interdisciplinary approaches are, of course, supported, too.


Digital Government

The Digital Government Working Group invites innovative papers on the influence of information communication technologies (ICT) on government, public administration, public policy and the public sector. NISPAcee’s focus and differentiation of regarding this topic is discovering some of the special challenges originating from the CEE region but also contributing to the general discourses on the digital transformation of citizens, institutions and governance.


Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA

In fragile territories, policymakers usually need to understand the intricacies of different (e.g., political, economic, social) contexts, correctly identify the adequate set of needed resources and manage internal and external interventions in a coordinated, accountable, and timely manner. All this effort, complemented by a process of co-designing the new services, would eventually help communities regain their trust in state and its authorities and reconstruct their inner ties.This Working Group has an outstanding tradition of bringing together thinkers and doers of public administration reforms throughout and beyond the CEE Region and the Caucasus.


Politico-Administrative Relations in CEE

The theme of Politico-Administrative Relations (PAR) and its focus on observing the roles and interplay between ministers and senior bureaucrats endures, both as a scholarly enquiry and as a practitioner concern.


Public Finance and Public Financial Management

The topic of the WG is public finance, which plays a vital role in providing essential public services and goods. The WG deals with the financial management of existing resources, which includes both microeconomic and macroeconomic dimensions and whose effectiveness is critical for creating an enabling environment at all levels for sustainable development.


Evidence-Based Public Policy Making

The Working Group started in 2008 as a Panel Session on Policy Analysis Issues and became an annual Working Group based on the increased demand. The wide variety of papers and many participants confirm the strong interest in the region's evidence-based policy-making and policy analysis. Thus, the WG continues to support the scientific development of new ideas in public policies and encourages experience and knowledge exchange on how academics can meet the urgent needs of public servants and civil society.

Public Administration Education

The aim of the Working Group is Public Administration Education in its broadest sense (curriculum development, curriculum technology, e-learning, teaching technology, best practices, research on education, quality assurance, modern management of public administration programmes, international accreditation, and the like).

Non-Governmental Organisations in CEE

The working group focuses on the third sector, including civil society organisations, from now on referred to as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and their participation in governance in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) states and regions. Our broad objective is to create a forum for the intellectual and practical exploration of NGOs' role – independently and in collaboration with government institutions and private firms – in defining, shaping and achieving the public good. We define NGOs broadly, and we are especially interested in those whose mission is strongly related to the public interest and who work in areas such as governance, social and health services, education, public policy, citizen participation, human rights, environmental protection, watchdog activities and/or humanitarian aid, and who come from all sides of the political and social spectrum.

The Rule of Law & Public Administration

This Working Group seeks presentations that address issues related to the position of law in public administration, the effect of the rule of law (RoL) on the administrative system as well an analysis of the factors strengthening or weakening the RoL.

Panel - Calls


Policy Planning and Coordination

The panel aims to discuss and review the practices of the Policy Planning and Coordination (PDC) Systems, as a horizontal pilar of good public administration. Main The focus of the panel is on practices of how policy planning and coordination is organised in NISPAcee countries and what the main implications, challenges and opportunities are.

Session - Calls


PhD Pre-conference seminar

The day before the NISPAcee conference begins, a PhD seminar will take place where the NISPAcee conference also takes place, enabling PhD students to improve their paper concerning structure and content. The seminar aims to discuss ways to improve their papers with the students.

Open Session

The NISPAcee Annual Conference Open Session calls for papers that cover topics beyond the conference's central theme and the working groups. The Open Session aims to include a wide array of potential contributors to accommodate the varied interests of Public Administration and Policy scholars, experts, and practitioners. The goal is to have an in-depth discussion of the papers and a mutually beneficial exchange between the authors.

Poster Session

A poster session is intended for both young and experienced researchers who need to discuss and get inspiration for their research ideas. This event will be a physical session for researchers participating in the 32nd NISPAcee Annual Conference.

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