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 Administration"

June 2-4, 2022

Bucharest, Romania

WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration

Working group coordinators:

Polonca Kovač, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia,   
Anamarija Musa, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia,   


– Report


In WG9, first established as a panel in 2019, we received over 20 applications for this year’s conference, with several being moved to other groups/panels and 15 being approved. 12 authors submitted full papers or at least concepts or ppts in time for the conference.

Four sessions were scheduled and carried out, and all 12 papers in the programme were presented and discussed, some in person and some online.


Both coordinators were mostly present but still covered all sessions, others partially, as there were some problems (related to incoming flights and health issues), so one session was rescheduled with the kind cooperation of the secretariat, but in the end we managed to implement the full programme.

The papers dealt with a variety of topics (e.g. covid related phenomena in law and PA, EU challenges for administrative law, good governance, administrative procedures and new trends, protection of citizens’ rights, independent agencies, regulatory process), while the authors present combined profiles, coming from Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, and with specialisation in law, political science, sociology etc.), which we consider as an important added value for the group. The methodological basis of the papers included mainly qualitative research methods.


Regarding the quality of presentations, we can report an improvement compared to previous years, which we attribute to the requirement of obligatory pre uploaded materials (although some authors choose not to publish a compendium except for the abstract) and to the rather developed and continuous networking among the majority of WG members.

One paper even far exceeded expectations, so we propose it for publication in the NISPAcee Journal (first author Matej Babšek Babeş; title The Covid-19 Pandemic Impact on the Selected Social Procedures in Slovenia).