The 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference

The 30th NISPAcee Annual Conference, Bucharest, Romania, June 2 - June 4, 2022

Excellent conference. I really enjoyed the papers, speakers, schedule and location and great staff!

D.B., United States, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...relating to public administration and policy. Good opportunities for networking.

N.D., Georgia, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

Excellent participants, argument-driven discussions, impartial and supportive Chairs in the Working Group.

D.G., Republic of North Macedonia, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague detail and I really enjoyed the supportive and encouraging atmosphere there. Thank you!

R.B., Lithuania, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...both in terms of academic quality and logistics, and also social events. It was a true joy.

E.Z., Bulgaria, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...The special programmes were really excellent and we took home many varied experiences.

P.N., Hungary, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...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 2020 NISPAcee On-line Conference for PhD Students
NISPAcee Professional Development Programme
for Doctoral and Young Researchers

Date: October 29, 2020


Juraj Nemec, Professor of Public Finance and Management, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic and Matej Bel University Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.
He holds an MBA in Business Administration, a Ph.D. in Public Sector Economics and is a Professor of Public Finance and Public Management, with more than 33 years’ experience in teaching in public sector management and procurement. He has published over 400 books and scientific articles in this field and held several academic posts, including the position of "Dean of the Faculty of Finance". During his academic and professional career he has gained immense experience in the political and administrative situation in the European integration process and EU enlargement. He has been involved in leading bodies of various international organisations, including his current membership position in a Committee of Experts on Public Administration of UNDESA. He serves as an Editor in Chief of the NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy.

Alexey Barabashev, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.
Prof. Alexey G. Barabashev teaches courses at the Research University - Higher School of Economics - on the civil service, including civil service reforms in Russia and evaluation of the effectiveness of administration. His research interests are concentrated in the area of the theory of bureaucracy and applications of the theory towards Russian practical needs and methodology of reflexive systems, including the impact of effectiveness evaluations on the work of administration. Currently, he is the President of the School of Graduate studies at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow). From 2004 until 2019 he has served as President (2011-2019) and Dean (2004-2011) of the School of Public Administration and Management and as the Chair of the Department of Civil and Municipal Service at the Higher School of Economics. From 1997 to 2014 he served as a member of the advisors’ expert group for public service reform under the Administration of the President of Russia. He is a member of several attestation commissions and expert councils for federal governmental bodies. He was a Woodrow Wilson (Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies) scholar in 1992 and 2013, President of the Kennan Russian Alumni Association (1992-1996), and President-elect of the Alumni Association for Russia-US Academic Exchange Programs (1996-2000). From 2015 till 2019 he served as a member of the Advisory Council of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies.
Daniel Klimovský, Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Arts, Department of Political Science,
Daniel Klimovský is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. At the same he cooperates with the Institute of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He is alternate member of the Group of Independent Experts on the European Charter of Local Self-Government of the Council of Europe. In addition, he is member of the editorial board of several journals focused on public administration and/or public policy. His research and educational activities are focused on public administration, as well as political issues linked to sub-national levels. He has been involved in numerous international projects, and he is a policy advisor or analyst of several public authorities.
Lucie Sedmihradska, Lecturer, Department of Public Finance, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Lucie Sedmihradska is a Lecturer at the Department of Public Finance, University of Economics in Prague. Aside from teaching she has been involved in several local and international research projects focusing on public budgets, local government finance and inter-municipal cooperation. She has published approximately two dozen journal articles and book chapters. She has been involved in NISPAcee since 2000, and since 2007 has been one of the coordinators of the WG on Public Sector Finance and Accounting and the WG on Fiscal Policy. She has also edited (co-edited) three books on local government finance issues in transition countries which were the outcome of the activities of the WG on Public Sector Finance and Accounting.
Tudor Ticlau, Assistant Professor, PhD, member of the Public Administration and Management Department, School of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania
His PhD (2013) is on Public Sector Leadership. His research and publication is focused on Public Management Reform, Leadership and Strategic Planning. He's  part of the Cluj Management and Planning Group (CMPG) and worked as an expert in several community strategic planning projects, most notably the development of 2014-2020 Cluj-Napoca Strategy.
The NISPAcee Annual Conference 2020 has been cancelled because of the current Corona Virus pandemic and will not be re-organised this year. However, some on-line NISPAcee activities are scheduled to support the communication between the public administration and policy community in Central and Eastern Europe.

This online conference aims at fostering and strengthening high quality research of PhD students and young researchers. The conference will serve as a platform for the exchange, communication, consultation and presentation of research work performed by participating PhD students, presentation of their research findings and providing the opportunity to publish their final research papers.

Target group:
PhD students and young researchers will be mainly from, but not limited to the NISPAcee region. PhD students with relevant papers from other parts of the world are also welcome.

PhD students who were accepted for the originally planned NISPAcee Annual Conference 2020 to be held in Split in May 2020, and also other interested PhD students, are invited to apply to participate in this on–line conference. It would not only be possible to deliver presentations of papers originally accepted for the NISPAcee Annual Conference 2020, but also to prepare new presentations on actual public administration and public policy topics.
Applicants may be of any nationality.

Output - Publication:
All presented papers will be published in the conference e-proceedings published by NISPAcee Press. All authors will be responsible for language and technical editing of their own papers based on the NISPAcee Manuscript Guidelines

Online application with paper proposals:

Deadline:  October 8, 2020
Interested PhD students are invited to apply via an on-line application.

Note: PhD students already selected for the Split conference also have to apply for this on-line conference via the above link, but they will be accepted automatically. Applications from other students will have to pass a selection procedure.

Application requirements:

•    Register in the NISPAcee database or update their personal profile in the personal user account.
•    Complete the On-line Application with a paper proposal.
•    Upload an abstract of a paper proposal (max. 3600 characters including spaces).
•    Upload current CV in the personal user account (max 2 MB)

All in the English language.

Conference format:

The conference for doctoral students will be organised with technical support by the Higher School of Economics, Moscow via ZOOM Platform.

Participation process:
The link will be sent to all accepted participants prior to the event.

1-day online conference with 4 sessions chaired by the two appointed Chairs. All sessions will be open to all participants. The precise time of the individual sessions will be settled based on the selection of participants and their respective time zones.

Each paper presentation will take app. 20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion.
Participants will present drafts of their papers – methodology, status of their research, preliminary findings and discussions. Presented papers will be finalised by authors after the conference. All participants will have the opportunity to listen to and discuss all presented papers.

Final papers will have to be completed based on feedback from the conference Chairs and other participants, and uploaded into the conference application module by end of January 2021.

Dates and deadlines:
Deadline for applications: October 8, 2020
Review and selection of applications: October 14, 2020
On-line Conference for PhD Students: October 29, 2020
Submission of final papers: January 31, 2021
Publication of conference e-proceedings: February 2021

The participation for accepted PhD students is free. No fee will be charged.