The 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference

The 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 21 - October 23, 2021

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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Panel: Cultural Policy, Co-creation and Smart Development in Central and Eastern Europe
Panel chairs:

  • Jaroslav Dvorak, Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania,
Professor dr. Jaroslav Dvorak
Has carried out research in the field of cultural institutions (libraries) evaluation. He was an external expert and was hired by M.Mažvydas Lithuanian National library for the assessment of library scientific output. In addition, he has carried out, together with colleagues, research on the sustainability marketing issue in the context of the application for European Capital of Culture, issues of cultural heritage projects. He is a Klaipeda University representative at Klaipeda Region Development Council and a member of the monitoring committee at the Interreg South Baltic programme.

  • Primož Pevcin , University of Ljubljana, Slovenia,

Assoc. Professor dr. Primož Pevcin has recently been involved in activities relating to creativity and innovation improvements through various European fund-sponsored projects, mostly centred on non-profit sector activities. In the past, he has also been involved in sponsored professional activities in relation to the economic evaluation of cultural heritage.


Call for Papers

The aim of the panel on Cultural Policy, Citizens and Collaborative Governance for Smart Development in Central and Eastern Europe addresses the frameworks of public policy and cultural planning, which are perceived as the driving tools for smart development. We would like relations between the arts, culture, citizens, creativity, and government policies to be addressed under the umbrella of the 29th NISPAcee conference and to take an empowerment approach to cultural policy analysis and management.
The focus for the upcoming conference is to encourage researchers, as well as practitioners, to concentrate on the various areas of cultural policy and their impact on collaborative governance development. It is obvious that the presenters will seek answers to the following questions: What are the key barriers and opportunities of good governance and citizens’ rights in cultural policy agendas and arenas? What are the key impacts of cultural policies at the level of collaborative governance?
How do culture and creativity shape Europeanisation, innovation and empowerment?
The authors are welcome to present their paper proposals focused on:
-    Cultural policies’ and creativity actors’ contributions to collaborative governance.
-    Governments’ incentives and approaches for the preparation and implementation of smart initiatives and culture-led development.
-    The impact of cultural festivals (events) on Europeanisation, innovation and empowerment.
-    European Capital of Culture: What works in practice and what are the results for cities from the central and eastern European region?
-    Collaborative governance and citizens’ empowerment for cultural co-creation development.

Requirements for contribution:
We invite prospective presenters to focus either on case studies, comparative research, evaluation of impacts and effects or theoretical discussion of further perspectives to increase the practical relevance of the open panel and to develop the common knowledge base involvement of practitioners is highly appreciated. We therefore request presenters to add at least a few paragraphs of their papers focusing on the practical relevance of their papers, and papers written in cooperation between practitioners and researchers are highly welcomed. Points for practitioners in each paper proposal are required.
Note for applicants:
We welcome all papers which follow this common structure:
-    Introduction
-    Background of the chosen issue
-    Literature review in a given subject or chosen issue/phenomena
-    Objective of the analysis
-    Methodology of the Research
-    Analysis
-    Main findings and policy implications
-    Ideas and recommendations for further research