The 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference

Conference photos available

Conference photos available

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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Main Conference Theme Session:  From Policy Design to Policy Practice
(ERASMUS+ Jean Monnet Project PRACTIC)

Tiina Randma-Liiv, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Vitalis Nakrosis, University of Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania

The sessions devoted to the main conference theme featured 11 highly interesting and rather diverse papers.

At the beginning of the Main Theme session, we were extremely honoured to host a keynote speech of the leading Public Administration scholar of our time – Guy Peters – who inspired the audience by discussing the challenges on linking policy design and policy implementation.

Topics elaborated during the session included, but were not limited to, strategic management, implementing RIA, advisory systems, the importance of trust in policy making, performance appraisal, contracting out, and the role of financial officials in policy making. The crucial factors enhancing and/or hindering policy making capacity were discussed by elaborating upon the specific roles of the diverse actors (politicians, legislators, civil servants, experts, journalists, civic activists, and citizens) in the policy making process. In addition, the impact of Europeanisation on the policy making process and policy implementation in CEE was debated. The overarching theme which was horizontally integrated throughout most of the papers reflected the opportunities and challenges of evidence-based policy making. It was concluded that although several countries within the CEE region have experienced the improvement of the analytical basis behind decision-making, there is still a long way to go towards evidence-based policy making.