ReSPA Panel at 30th NISPAcee Annual Conference
"Emerging crises – as game changers for public administration and leadership in the Western Balkans”
ReSPA – Mr. Gentian Xhaxhiu
, Programme Manager (Legal)
ReSPA – Dragan Djuric
, Programme Manager-Coordinator
Short panel description
Continuing economic turbulence has fueled debates about social and
political reform as much as has stimulated actions and initiatives aimed
at a more fundamental transition of dominant economic and social
systems which also affect public administrations across Europe. The
Covid-19 pandemic in Western Balkans has shown the public sector is
facing turbulent problems characterized by the emergence of
unpredictable and uncertain events. Societal phenomena such as the
economic and health crisis as "symptoms of transition" through
alternative narratives and actions can give rise to the potential for
short-term pressures to become game changers.
During the panel discussions, representatives of various
administrations from the Western Balkans, will aim to explain that
public institutions and programs need to more flexible and agile so they
can adapt in response to turbulence and scale their problem-solving
efforts up and down.
Albania – Ms. Elira Zaka
, Director, Prime Minister’s Office, Regulatory and Compliance Department.
BiH – Ms. Jelena Popovic
Assistant Minister for Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, Ministry of
Finance of the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
BiH – Mr. Vjekoslav Camber
, Director, Office of the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina for European Integration .
Montenegro – Ms. Nina Blazic
Head of Department, Ministry of Public Administration, Digital Society
and Media, Department for the Implementation of the Principles of Good
Public Administration, Analytics and Reporting.
North Macedonia – Ms. Laura Ajdini
, Advisor of the Minister, Ministry of Information Society and Administration.
Serbia – Mr. Ninoslav Kekic
, Assistant Director, Public Policy Secretariat, Sector for Quality Assurance of Public Policies.
ReSPA – Ms. Maja Hadjiska Trendafilova
, ReSPA Director.