The 31th NISPAcee Annual Conference

Conference 2023 Beograd, Serbia, May 25-27, 2023

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

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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

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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

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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

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M.M.S., Slovakia, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

The NISPAcee conference remains a very interesting conference.

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D.Z., Hungary, 24th Conference 2016, Zagreb

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M.S., Serbia, 23rd Conference 2015, Georgia

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M.deV., Netherlands, 22nd Conference 2014, Hungary

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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

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L. S., Latvia, 21st Conference 2013, Serbia

The Conference was very academically fruitful!

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WG1/WG5: Joint Session 
Innovations in local government budgeting in Central and Eastern Europe: common objectives, different outcomes

WG coordinators: 

  • Daniel Klimovský, Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Arts, Department of Political Science,

Daniel Klimovský is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. At the same he cooperates with the Institute of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He is alternate member of the Group of Independent Experts on the European Charter of Local Self-Government of the Council of Europe. In addition, he is member of the editorial board of several journals focused on public administration and/or public policy. His research and educational activities are focused on public administration, as well as political issues linked to sub-national levels. He has been involved in numerous international projects, and he is a policy advisor or analyst of several public authorities.

  • Juraj Nemec, Professor of Public Finance and Management, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic and Matej Bel University Banska Bystrica, Slovakia,
Juraj Nemec is a Professor at Public Finance and Management, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic and Matej Bel University Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
He holds an MBA in Business Administration, a Ph.D. in Public Sector Economics and is a Professor of Public Finance and Public Management, with more than 33 years’ experience in teaching in public sector management and procurement. He has published over 400 books and scientific articles in this field and held several academic posts, including the position of "Dean of the Faculty of Finance". During his academic and professional career he has gained immense experience in the political and administrative situation in the European integration process and EU enlargement.

Call for papers

This joint session, initiated by Daniel Klimovský (WG1) and Juraj Nemec (WG5), will be held during the 30th NISPAcee Annual Conference "Crisis, Vulnerability and Resilience in Public Administration” on June 2-4, 2022. The session is one of the academic events initiated within the INLOGOB research project aimed at budgetary innovations. Its main goal is to facilitate a meaningful and useful sharing of knowledge among scholars from various European countries and the CEE region in particular.

Various innovations in public budgeting, including budgeting at the local level, were adopted across the CEE region in recent decades. These innovation measures were adopted in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of local service delivery, the strategic character of policy making, the transparency and openness of all budgetary processes, the equality of (re-)distribution mechanisms, and the quality of democracy and democratic decision-making, etc. Interestingly, although their adoptions were based on common objectives, the circumstances of individual countries of the CEE region have determined the outcomes of the adoptions and these outcomes have varied a lot. From this perspective, the CEE region offered numerous cases to be analysed.


We are sure that the analyses focusing on the experience of CEE countries with recent innovations in local budgeting and mutual share of their results will bring added value, not only to an ongoing academic discourse, but also to the quality of local budgeting itself. On this matter, we would like to encourage all researchers who are interested in this field to apply for participation in our joint session. As for the final list of invited participants of the joint session, the quality of submissions will be the most important criteria, and we await both comparative and case-based research papers focused on performance-based budgeting, programme budgeting, participatory budgeting, gender-sensitive budgeting, and pro-poor budgeting, etc.


The joint session will be organised in two parts. Each part will consist of presentations of three or four papers. Each single presentation shall not exceed a 12-minute time limit and will then be followed by comments and/or recommendations from a discussant. The discussant's contribution shall not exceed five minutes. A list of discussants and their papers will be announced after the conference registration deadline.

From participants of this session full paper is required before the conference.
Deadline of full paper submission is 20th of May 2022.

You can find manuscript guidelines on THIS LINK.