Almedina Vukić, Secretariat-General of the Government, Montenegro:
Since I am in between practice and academia, having the possibility to participate in the NISPAcee ERASMUS+ Jean Monnet pre-conference seminar "How to write a good policy paper" has been a great opportunity to understand the difference between an academic and a policy paper. For me it was the first time to hear more on this topic and also the first time to attend a NISPAcee annual conference. My experience was beyond expectation. The seminar gave a very clear and straightforward insight into the "art" of writing policy papers, what to bear in mind while preparing it, and the possible benefits stemming from the process. I am more than happy to have been a part of it and will definitely use the knowledge gained in my future work.
As a participant, thank you to the NISPAcee organizing committee, not forgetting the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague for enabling my participation, where we networked and connected the dots with academic peers and remarkable scholars in Public Administration and Policy. It was also a discovery journey to take part, not only in different NISPAcee ERASMUS+ Jean Monnet academic workshops (such as "How to Improve the Quality of your Research Paper?", "How to Write a Good Policy Paper”, and "Capacity Building Workshop: "Evidence-based Policy Making in the European Integration Context”, but also to take part in the different sessions and social events to build bridges, cultivate and nurture an amicable environment with lots of fun and recreation with academics.
In recent years I have participated in the leading world conferences on Public Administration (EGPA, ASPA, IASIA, LAGPA and IIAS) and finally attended the 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference in Prague. Bearing in mind my previous experiences, I can say that it was one of the most exciting and essential scientific meetings I have attended. Thank you NISPAcee for your hospitality!
Tereza Khechoyan, Vice-Rector for International Relations, Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia:
Thank you very much for the very productive and well organised conference!
An excellent opportunity for sharing experiences, knowledge and information.
I enjoy the NISPAcee conferences and appreciate the work that goes into having such a high level professional event in a very friendly atmosphere.
An excellent platform to learn and hear about the different perspectives from peer group researchers working in similar areas. The conference organisers deserve a huge round of applause for the excellent arrangements in terms of scientific content, discussions, food and social evenings — the complete package making it one of the best. A well informed website backed it up by providing daily details of the programme.
I enjoyed my stay with NISPAcee in Prague and will definitely come back again next year !!
The conference really met my expectations and was perfectly organised. It was obvious that the organisers paid a lot of attention to it and I loved the supportive and encouraging atmosphere there. Thank you!
Péter Novoszáth, National University of Public Service and Ágnes Novoszáth, Budapest, Hungary:
Dear Organisers, we are very grateful for the magical atmosphere you provided at the conference. Fanfares welcomed us at the official opening in Carolinum and in Melnik Castle. We would really like to thank you for the fantastic experiences we have had during the few days we were able to spend with you.
The 27th NISPAcee conference gathered a few hundred top academics and practitioners from all over the world. It was an excellent opportunity to bridge these two worlds, which is especially important to me as someone working in both academia and the NGO sector. I am grateful to the organisers for providing a unique, familiar atmosphere and ensuring high-quality content, with diverse and important topics being covered. I am especially happy that our working group on NGOs in CEE is able to continue its work and I would like to express my gratitude to the authors who submitted papers to our panel - it is extremely important to continue our work in bridging the scholars and practitioners from the third sector, contributing to the development of both. Thank you, NISPAcee!
Against the backdrop of the fabulous architecture of ancient Prague, despite the rainy start, a wonderful conference was held with the participation of legends from the world of Public Administration & Management - Guy Peters and (admittedly online) Geert Bouckaert and other colleagues. The high level of scientific discussion, the goodwill of colleagues, openness and interaction, as always, were distinctive features of the annual NISPAcee conference in Prague. And, of course, wonderful memories of the magical Melnik castle! I hope to be able to cooperate and participate in the working groups at future conferences!
The NISPAcee conferences clearly belong to the best in their class. The conference brings together interesting and actual topics within meetings in sections with informal discussions at evening events. Thank you for the great organisation of the conference.