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.


During the 32nd annual NISPAcee conference in Tbilisi, a Poster Session was organised on Friday, May 24th, 2024, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The session was hosted by Iwona Sobis from the School of Public Administration at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. According to the conference programme, two posters were scheduled to be presented during this session. However, only one author attended.

The event took place in a separate room on floor C as an in-person meeting between the poster author, the session chair, and other conference participants. The potential audience had easy access to room C16 from the hall on the same floor, where a coffee break was held from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. The chairperson encouraged conference participants enjoying the coffee break to join the poster session to support the poster author in a new "scientific journey”.

For the first time in the Poster Session’s history, interest increased significantly compared to previous years. The Poster Session seems to have become integral to the annual NISPAcee conferences.

According to the poster author, the questions asked by the chair and audience, the ensuing discussion, the constructive criticism, and the pragmatic advice provided were highly appreciated and significantly inspired the author’s further scientific work on this research topic. Other participants also expressed their satisfaction with taking part in this meeting.


Iwona Sobis

School of Public Administration, Gothenburg University, Sweden

Her research over the period 1995-2010 can be summarised as a collection of in-depth case studies on Western assistance to Central and Eastern Europe during the transition from socialism to a market economy, seen from the perspective of recipients, foreign advisors, donor organisations and responsible politicians. 

Her later empirical research concerns: public sector reforms with a special focus on care for the elderly, performance management, policy evaluation, job satisfaction, and free movement of EU citizens. She lectures on leadership, management, and governance in public administration.

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