30th NISPAcee Annual Conference
"Crises, Vulnerability and Resilience in Public Administration"
June 2-4, 2022
Panel: Policy Development and Coordination
Giorgi Bobghiashvili, Caucasus School of Governance, Caucasus University; Tbilisi, Georgia. email@example.com
Ivan Kopric, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.