The 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference

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In the conference participated 317 participants

Conference programme published

Almost 250 conference participants from 36 countries participated

Conference Report

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...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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The 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference
May 24-26, 2019
Prague, Czech Republic

Organized with the support
of the  Erasmus+  Programme  of  the  European  Union
under the Jean Monnet Action –
Jean Monnet Project No. 599737-EPP-1-2018-1SK-EPPJMO-PROJECT 
"PRACTIC - From Policy Design to Policy Practice in the European Integration Context
in co-operation with Charles University, Prague and Masaryk University, Brno
under the auspices of
Ing. Klára Dostálová, Minister, Ministry of Regional Development, Czech Republic
Prof. MUDr. Tomáš Zima, DrSc., MBA, Rector of the Charles University
PhDr. Alica Němcová Tejkalová, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
Prof. RNDr. Jiří Zima, CSc., Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, Charles University

Societal problems, as well as policy trials to solve them, are proving to be of an increasingly complex and despicable nature. This has brought about an even higher demand for evidence in the wider environment in which those problems arise and the right answers on how to solve them must be found. Students, scholars and practitioners from the field of public policy and public administration met in Prague on May 24-26, 2019 to share theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and practical experiences in order to enhance the common competence of how to think and what to do in such a demanding context.


Participation in the 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference, entitled "From Policy Design to Policy Practice”, provided a forum to nurture such a discourse, which was open to interested participants from all over the world.


275 participants from 43 countries participated in the 27thNISPAcee Annual Conference: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Uzbekistan.


Conference Key-note and Opening Speakers:

Gyorgy Hajnal, NISPAcee President / Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary.

Radka Wildová, Professor, Prorector, Charles University, Czech Republic

Martin Potůček, Professor, Charles University, Czech Republic.

Geert Bouckaert, President, International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) / Professor, KU Leuven Public Governance Institute (Faculty of Social Sciences), KU Leuven, Belgium.

B. Guy Peters, Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh, United States.

Edoardo Ongaro, EGPA President, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

Garegin Manukyan, Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer, DPIDG/UNDESA , United Nations, New York, United States .

The conference and project objectives were:


•   To spread and disseminate the outcomes of NISPAcee empirical research on Policy Design and Policy Practice in the European Context for fostering EU studies within public administration teaching and training programmes.

•   To spread and disseminate outcomes of NISPAcee empirical research on Policy Design and Policy Practice in the European Context to policy makers in the NMS and the EU for fostering evidence-based policy making.

•   To promote discussions and reflection on the European Integration impact on public policy decision-making and implementation, and in this way enhance knowledge about the Union and its processes.

•   To provide a platform for the engagement of public policy experts and policy makers.


Main conference activities:


PhD Pre-conference Seminar     
Main Conference Theme     
General Session     
Pre-conference Seminar "How to Write a Good Policy Paper”     
Capacity Building Workshop "Evidence-based Policy Making in the European Integration Context”


-        Panels:

Panel: Politico-Administrative Relations in CEE     
Panel: Challenges in the Strategic Renewal of PA across Europe     
Panel: Cultural Policy and Creativity for Smart Development in Central and Eastern Europe     
Panel: Public Value as a Guiding Principle for Governance     
Panel: Public Service Reform in the Post-Soviet Countries     
Panel: Behavioral Interventions in Public Sector     
Panel: EAPAA


         Conference sessions of 8 NISPAcee Working Groups:

WG1: Local Government   
WG2: E-government    
WG3: Public Administration Reform in CEE and CA    
WG4: Inter-regional Cooperation and Development    
WG5: Public Finance and Public Financial Management    
WG6: Evidence-Based Public Policy Making    
WG7: Public Administration Education      
WG8: Non-Governmental Organizations in Central and Eastern Europe 


Each NISPAcee working group included in its programme a special session on Policy Design and Policy Practice in the European Integration Context.