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

Panel: Policy Development and Coordination



Giorgi Bobghiashvili, Caucasus School of Governance, Caucasus University; Tbilisi, Georgia.

Ivan Kopric, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.


– Report

In 2022 NISPACee Conference piloted first panel on Policy Development and Coordination. The panel aimed at bringing together academicians and practitioners to discuss main patterns, challenges and achievements in horizontal process of policy development and coordination as well as in terms of the EU integration process for some NISPAcee countries and beyond. Initially panel had seven submissions for papers. Co-chairs recommended to four papers for the conference to be presented, out of which only two of them presented final papers to the panel. Therefore, a decision has been made to have only one session organized a part of the panel. The panel was conducted on June 3, 2022, in Bucharest, Romania. Professor Juraj Nemec, from the Masaryk University in Brno, opened the panel to the audience and presented authors of the papers. The first paper provided analysis of one of the components of horizontal public administration reform in Georgia. In particular, the analysis of the Policy Development and Coordination System reform in Georgia seen from the three key themes - Reintegration, Needs-based holism, and Digitalization - of the Digital-Era Governance (DEG). The paper tested the degree to which concepts such as joined-up governance (JUG), re-governmentalization, reinstating central processes, needs-based reorganization, data warehousing, etc. are applicable to the horizontal policy planning and coordination reforms in Georgia. The second paper of the panel aimed to identify a conceptual model of long-term health care and social care services in Lithuania, ensuring outpatient care services for patients at home. Although the topic is primarily concerned with a sector-specific policy planning (not horizontal as such), the issues discussed in the paper has significant implications on government-wide policy development and coordination practices. Each presentation was followed by discussion and suggestions on how to proceed with the papers.