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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Joint session of the NISPAcee WG1 and WG5

This joint session, initiated by Daniel Klimovský (WG1) and Juraj Nemec (WG5), will be held during the 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The session is one of the academic events initiated within the INLOGOB research project aimed at budgetary innovations, including participatory budgeting. Its main goal is to facilitate a meaningful and useful sharing of knowledge among scholars from various European countries and the CEE region in particular. Participatory budgeting has its roots in Latin America, where it was introduced as a tool to empower marginalized or vulnerable groups that usually do not enjoy any proper voice in public decision-making processes. It is an innovation that is usually understood as a tool that supports democratization. However, it undoubtedly has broader managerial and financial implications from policymakers' point of view. Most of the contributions will be directly focused on the multiple aspects of participatory budgeting, a number of introductory papers will address the topic from a more general perspective; their authors will deal with citizen participation as well as civic engagement.
The joint session will be organized in three parts. Each part will consist of four presentations of the expected papers. Each single presentation shall not exceed a twelve-minute time limit and will then be followed by comments and recommendations from a discussant. The discussant's contribution shall not exceed five minutes. A list of discussants and their papers will be announced after the conference registration deadline.
Those delivering papers will have an opportunity to submit their work for publication in issue 2/2021 of the Slovak Journal of Political Sciences, which will focus on participatory budgeting. The issue will be published online in the second half of 2021. All submitted papers will be reviewed through a standard double-blind peer review process that will be managed by the journal. All relevant information on the special issue will be
delivered to those who will be giving papers after the conference registration deadline.


Part I (90 min) PHYSICAL (chair: Daniel Klimovský)

1)Daniel Klimovský (Slovakia) + Juraj Nemec (Slovakia): Openning of the joint session
2)Iwona Sobis (Sweden) + Michiel S. de Vries (Netherlands): Citizen participation in local public life, decision-making and development under the period of 2005 – 2020 across the EU member states: A literature review
3)Elżbieta Szulc-Wałecka (Poland): Citizen Participation and Engagement in Participatory Governance – Perspective of Polish Local Officials in Selected Municipalities of the Lubelskie Region
4)Natalia Cuglesan (Romania): Local governance and Participatory Democracy: Experiments of digital participatory budgeting in Romania
5)Katarzyna Radzik-Maruszak (Poland) + Pauliina Lehtonen (Finland): Inclusion as ownership in local participatory budgeting: PB facilitators’ interpretations on the agency of children and young people
6)Q&A part

Part II (90 min) PHYSICAL 
(chair: Juraj Nemec)

1)Maja Klun (Slovenia) + Jože Benčina (Slovenia): Determinants of Participatory Budgeting in Slovenian Municipalities
2)Jaroslav Dvorak (Lithuania) + Gabrielė Burbulytė-Tsiskarishvili (Lithuania) + Valentina Burkšienė (Lithuania): Lessons Learnt from Evidence-Based Participatory Budgeting in Lithuania: Case of EmPaci Project
3)Nejc Brezovar (Slovenia): Implementing participatory budget at municipal level and Covid-19 impact – experience from Slovenia
4)Péter Klotz (Hungary): A New Role Model for Local Governments? - Budget Transparency and Participatory Budgeting of Budapest
5)Daniel Klimovský (Slovakia) + Jozef Gašparík (Slovakia): The First Decade of Participatory Budgeting in Slovakia: Drivers, Models, and Impacts
6)Q&A part

Part III (60 min) ONLINE 
(chair: Daniel Klimovský)

1)Martina Eckhardt (Hungary) + Janina Apostolou (Germany): Municipal debt crisis and the adoption of Participatory Budgeting – an empirical analysis for Germany
2)Ioana Maria Costea (Romania) + Despina-Martha Ilucă (Romania): The obligation to be silent – citizen intervention in budgetary procedures
3)Q&A part
4)Juraj Nemec (Slovakia) + Daniel Klimovský (Slovakia): Concluding remarks and closure of the joint session