New term: October 21-23, 2021
The NISPAcee Steering Committee (SC) has decided to postpone the NISPAcee Annual Conference 2021 to the fall 2021 in order to be able to organize it as a physical conference.
The SC has been carefully monitoring the development of the COVID-19 pandemic. While it is clear that a physical conference is not possible in May, there are promising signs regarding the feasibility of a physical conference to be held in October 2021. Therefore the SC has decided to follow the second scenario outlined and announced in December 2020: NISPAcee postpones the Annual Conference to October 2021. But if the physical conference is still not feasible in the fall, the NISPAcee Annual Conference will take place in a virtual format in October 2021.
The Call for submissions to the 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference was successful and despite difficult times, more than 230 abstracts were received and reviewed by the conference coordinators and chairs. Taking into account the feedback from conference participants, a strong preference was given to the physical format. We therefore hope that the authors of accepted papers welcome the Steering Committee decision.
The Call for papers will be re-opened for additional submissions in the upcoming months in order to allow further researchers to apply.
An Online Registration for the conference will be open in summer 2021.
Please, follow the NISPAcee website and announcements for additional news regarding the Call for applications with paper proposals and the Registration for the conference.
We would like to thank you for your understanding in this matter and hope that the NISPAcee community stays strong and safe over these extraordinary times. We are looking forward to meeting you in Ljubljana in October 2021.
Take care and stay healthy!
On behalf of the organisers, the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee) and the Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference "Citizens' Engagement and Empowerment - the Era of Collaborative Innovation in Governance” which will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The Annual Conference 2021 is expected to attract papers that will invigorate discussion on the possible methods of citizens' empowerment in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region, in connection to its developments/traditions, governance practices, regulatory framework, financial capacity, public policy, digitalisation processes, human resource management and public administration itself. This topic can be elaborated upon by experts, researchers and scholars from different disciplines, not only during the main session, but also in working groups and panel sessions.
Civic participation and empowerment refer to a condition in which every citizen has the means to actively engage. This set also includes political processes, but the theme of the conference is designed much more broadly, so that civic participation and empowerment can be viewed in terms of all aspects, which consequently affect their everyday quality of life.
The conference will take place in Ljubljana, a lively green city combining the charm of a small capital and the self-confidence of large European cities. The town of a thousand events is surrounded by parks and natural protected areas, historic buildings and cultural hotspots, with much of the key architecture designed by its renowned creator Joze Plecnik.
We cordially invite you to join us and we are looking forward to meeting you in Ljubljana.
Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana