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NISPAcee News 2013, Volume XX - No. 2 October 2013
Dear Readers,
We are sending you the autumn issue of the NISPAcee Newsletter in e-format.
We hope that you enjoy and welcome this issue and, of course, we would appreciate receiving any feedback on this issue of the e-Newsletter. This will help us to incorporate any suggestions you may have regarding its further improvement.
This issue will provide you with an extensive report of various activities implemented during the summer and autumn time. We cordially invite all individuals as well as institutions to contribute to the next issues.
All submissions are welcome at whatever time submitted to the managing editor Mr. Juraj Sklenar, e-mail:


NISPAcee Announcements

Reports of NISPAcee Activities

News from Other Institutions

Events from Other Institutions

NISPAcee Publications

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NISPAcee Announcements

The 22nd NISPAcee Annual Conference 2014



The 22nd NISPAcee Annual Conference 2014

"Government vs. Governance in Central and Eastern Europe”

May 22-24, 2014, Budapest, Hungary


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Reports of NISPAcee Activities

Development of Policy-Oriented Training Programmes & European Integration

TEMPUS project

"DEPOCEI - Development of Policy-Oriented Training Programmes in the Context of European Integration”

NISPAcee is participating in the TEMPUS project led by the Faculty of Political Sciences – University of Belgrade, Serbia. The project aims at building capacities of the targeted Western Balkans universities to research EU public policies and deliver teaching and training courses for public administration, the business community and civil society organisations.


Activity: Workshop on Development of Training Programmes for Selected PP Areas

Term: September 30 – October 4, 2013

Venue: Alicante, Spain

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News from Other Institutions

Presidency of the Council of the EU

Presidency of the Council of the EU:

Conferences of the Lithuanian Public Administration Training Association



     The Lithuanian Public Administration Training Association (LPATA), a voluntary union of civil servants‘ training and education institutions, which assesses the current importance of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (1st July-31st December, 2013), organises two international scientific and practical conferences. The conferences are also significant for another reason i.e. 2013 is the 15th anniversary of Association.

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Events from Other Institutions

December 9, 2013 - December 10, 2013

Cross-border Cooperation - Models of Good Practice in Carpathian Region (Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary and Romania )  

Venue: Oradea, Romania

Organizer(s): University of Oradea, National School of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Bucharest, Institute for Euroregional Studies, Oradea-Debrecen, Romanian Association of International Relations and European Studies

December 10, 2013 - December 11, 2013

7th Annual International Public Administration Reform Symposium "Scoping the Responsibilities, Size and Structures of National Civil Services in the 21st Century"  

Venue: The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies

Organizer(s): The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies, London, UK

December 16, 2013 - December 17, 2013

Managing Cutbacks in the National Public Services: What Priorities to Maintain Organisational Capacity?  

Venue: Maastricht, Netherlands

Organizer(s): EIPA, Netherlands

January 9, 2014 - January 10, 2014

Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance  

Venue: Barcelona, Spain

Organizer(s): IBEI / ESADE Business School

January 16, 2014 - January 17, 2014

Current trends in Public Sector Research  

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic

Organizer(s): Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University

February 3, 2014 - February 14, 2014

The 5th Annual Winter School on Federalism and Governance  

Venue: Innsbruck, Austria and Bolzano, Italy

Organizer(s): The Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism at the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC), the Faculty of Law and the School of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Innsbruck

February 11, 2014 - February 12, 2014

Renewed Post-Socialist City: Competitive and Attractive  

Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Organizer(s): University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics

February 19, 2014 - February 21, 2014

13th International Postgraduate Conference: "Old Rules & New Traditions: Generational Divides in Central and Eastern Europe"  

Venue: London, UK

Organizer(s): The School of Slavonic and East European Studies

March 31, 2014 - April 2, 2014

Workplace Learning and Development in Times of Globalization and Uncertainty  

Venue: Osnabrück, Germany

Organizer(s): ESREA

May 22, 2014 - May 24, 2014

The European Union in International Affairs IV  

Venue: Brussels, Belgium

Organizer(s): The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

June 5, 2014 - June 6, 2014

Partnership in the Public Sector  

Venue: Rzeszow, Poland

Organizer(s): Department of Political Science, University of Rzeszow

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NISPAcee Publications

NISPAcee Press

The NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy | Volume VI, Number 2, Winter 2013/2014, Special issue: Education and Training: Preparing for the Future of the Public Sector in Europe

Editor(s): Isabella Proeller, Christoph Reichard

ISBN: 978-80-89013-69-2

ISSN: 1337-9038

Price: 15 €

From 6 to 8 February 2013 EGPA and NISPAcee jointly organized their 6th Trans-European Dialogue (TED 6) at the University of Potsdam in Germany. About 50 participants from 16 European countries (including 7 countries from the NISPAcee sphere) discussed current issues of Public Administration Education and Training. During the two-day conference the program was structured into five thematic sub-sessions in order to address core aspects of the broader conference theme. This special issue offers an overview and summary of the discussions and conclusions of TED 6. For this purpose, first, this editorial will summarize the core line of arguments and central debates held during the conference and in each sub-session. Second, this special issue comprises a number of papers and comments originating from TED 6. Five full articles and an additional eight shorter comments on specific issues of the workshop present a colorful picture of the presentations and debates which occurred during the two days in Potsdam. In sum, our objective and hope would be that a broader audience may have the opportunity to become familiar with some of the relevant issues of contemporary PA education in Europe by this special issue. 

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