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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30th NISPAcee Annual Conference

"Crises, Vulnerability and Resilience in Public Administratio

June 2-4, 2022
Bucharest, Romania

Summary Report

Recent developments associated to the coronavirus crisis have brought to the fore with stringency the twin problem of vulnerability and resilience of public administration and governance systems. The NISPAcee 2022 conference, took place in the aftermath of the global coronavirus crisis and cognizant of the shocks received by all -local, regional, national and international- public administration and governance systems, will aim to contribute to the response to these challenges.

In addition to the standard objectives of furthering the consolidation, growth and impact of our field in the region, the conference was aiming to respond to the manifest need to develop better conceptual foundations for thinking about the relationship between efficiency, vulnerability and resilience in public administration and for developing in practice, at the applied level, new public policy and institutional solutions able to deal with the problems of governance vulnerabilities and its resilience.

The conference took place in Bucharest, a lively and dynamic city, reflecting a cultural tradition shaped at the interface between East and West, with multiple museums, theaters and cultural exchange venues and hosting a large number of cultural events and opportunities.

Thank you for joining us!


The conference was opened by an Opening Ceremony organized on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary NISPAcee Annual Conference. Several distinguished speakers presented their welcome and openning speeches on this occasion:
Calin Hintea, NISPAcee President, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Marian Preda, Rector, University of Bucharest, Romania
Razvan Papuc, Dean, Faculty of Business and Public Administration, University of Bucharest, Romania

Romanian PA representatives:
Ligia Deca, Presidential Adviser in the Department of Education and Research, Romania
Sebastian-Ioan Burduja, Minister for Research, Innovation and Digitalization, Romania
Valentin-Sorin Costreie, State Advisor to the Prime Minister for Education and Research, Romania
Emil Boc, President of the Association of Romanian municipalities and Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Ciprian Ciucă, Mayor of District 6 of Bucharest City, Romania
NISPAcee partners:
Eymeri-Douzans Jean-Michel, President, EGPA (European Group for Public Administration), Belgium
Wolfgang Drechsler, Chair of EAPAA (European Association for Public Administration Accreditation), Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Allan Rosenbaum, President, ASPA (American Society for Public Administration), United States of America
Alikhan Baimenov, Steering Committee Chairman, Astana Civil Service Hub (ACSH), Kazakhstan
Garegin Manukyan, Dept. of Economic & Social Affairs, Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government, United Nations, New York, United States of America

The Opening Ceremony was followed by Keynote presentations delivered online by:
Prof Geert Bouckaert, Professor of Public Management at KU Leuven, Belgium and Dr Gregor Virant, Head of the SIGMA Programme.
The next programme included presentations of more then 150 academic papers presented within 3 research panel sessions and meetings of 10 NISPAcee Working Groups. Additional conference activities included NISPAcee Awards Ceremonies, NISPAcee Anniversary Panel, ReSPA panel, UNDESA - ACSH - NISPAcee capacity building workshop on "Innovations and e-government to build a resilient public administration" and the Closing Roundtable focused on the Future of Public Administration in the NISPAcee region.


Invitation to the 31st NISPAcee Annual Conference 2023 was presented at the end of the conference by: Dejan Miletic, Director, National Academy for Public Administration, Belgrade, Serbia, the local organizer of the conference.
Term:May 24-27, 2023 in Belgrade, Serbia
NISPAcee Business Meeting and elections of new members of the NISPAcee Steering Committee were held during the conference on June 3, 2022. Three NISPAcee Steering Committee members finished their terms in the Steering Committee. Two of them 6 years term: Polonca Kovac, University of Ljubljana and Kulli Sarapuu, Tallinn University of Technology. One member finished after 3 years term: Alexei Barabashev, HSE, Russian Federation. NISPAcee thanks to all of them for all their work and contributions to the organization development over the years of their term. Three new members of the NISPAcee were elected: Maja Klun, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Anamarija Musa, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia; Steven Nõmmik, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance at Tallinn University of Technology in Tallinn (TalTech), Estonia.

The 30th NISPAcee Annual Conference was attended by 222 participants in total (50 online) from more than 35 countries.
NISPAcee would like to thank the local organisers, the Faculty of Public Administration and Business, University of Bucharest, mainly to Razvan Papuc, the Dean and the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee as well as to Marian Preda, the Rector of the University, members of the Committee and the whole Romanian team for the excellent organisation of the conference, financial support and preparation of the social events, which created a special, friendly and pleasant atmosphere for conference participants. Especially memorable for all the participants was the Anniversary Party organized in facilities of a spectacularBragadiru Palacehttps://www.palatulbragadir.

Simultaneously, NISPAcee would like to thank to members of the International Program Committee,including the coordinators of all research working groups, chairs of sessions and panels for their contributions to the high scientific and academic value of the entire event.

NISPAcee Awards presented at the NISPAcee Annual Conference 2022

was presented by Calin Hintea, NISPAcee President and Gyorgy Hajnal, Chair of the Selection Committee to the winner: František Ochrana, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Topic of his presentation: Historical-evolutionary and retrograde approach to the study of public administration


was presentated by Veronica Junjan, the member of the Award Selection Committee to the winner: Ionut Baciu, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Topic of his presentation: Between politics, policies and (case)law: the place of public procurement on the map of the EU’s internal market.

Polonca Kovac, Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia (absent at the conference)

Külli Sarapuu, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

was presented by members of the Award Selection Committee Juraj Nemec and Tiina Randma to the winner:
Vincent Mabillard, for the paper: Social media use in Central and Eastern European cities: Defining government-citizen relationships through phases
Authors: Raphaėl Zumofen, Vincent Mabillard, Martial Pasquier
Reports of the Main Conference activities