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NISPAcee News Volume XIX - No. 4 October 2012
Dear Readers,
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NISPAcee Announcements

Reports of NISPAcee Activities

News from Other Institutions

Events from Other Institutions

Other Interesting Publications

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NISPAcee Announcements

The 21st NISPAcee Annual Conference 2013

Invitation & Call for Paper Proposals: The 21st NISPAcee Annual Conference 2013


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you about the forthcoming NISPAcee annual meeting:
The 21st NISPAcee Annual Conference "Regionalisation and Inter-regional Cooperation", May 16-18, 2013, Belgrade, Serbia

The event is organised in cooperation with the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

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News from the Secretariat

News from the Secretariat

Viera Wallnerova, the NISPAcee Project Manager, left the office due to the organizational changes at the end of September 2012.

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Reports of NISPAcee Activities

Supporting Reform of Municipal Financing in Montenegro through Experience Exchan

Supported by the Slovak-UNDP Trust Fund administered by the UNDP BRC for Europe and the CIS.

The project "Supporting Reform of Municipal Financing in Montenegro through Experience Exchange” was implemented by NISPAcee and covers the period from July 25, 2012 to April 30, 2013. The project is supported by the Slovak-UNDP Trust Fund, administered by the UNDP BRC for Europe and the CIS.

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Montenegrin capacity building for approximation of EU legislation

Supported by: SlovakAid, a Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Programme

The project "Montenegrin capacity building for approximation of EU legislation" began in June 2012. It has been implemented by NISPAcee, in co-operation with the Project Partner Institution, Human Resources Management Authority. The project is supported by SlovakAid, a Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Programme and the project’s activities are scheduled for a period of one year.

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ICARUS meeting

Ljubljana, Slovenia

September 28-29, 2012


ICARUS – International Consortium for Administration Research and University Studies - met for the first time on September 28-29,2012 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Representatives from all consortium members participated in this meeting - Radboud University Nijmegen, Varna Free University, Corvinus University of Budapest, University of Ljubljana, Tallinn University of Technology, Babes Bolyai University, The Florida International University Board of Trustees and NISPAcee.

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News from Other Institutions

Joint Belarusian-German Project

"Competencies for Development of Adult Education at the Local Level”

The Belarusian Office of the Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V. and Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus are organizing and coordinating the joint long-term project for representatives of regional and municipal administrations and heads of complementary education centres: "Competencies for Development of Adult Education at the Local Level”.

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Public Management Platform

Public management platform is a common training course for elected and executive representatives of government in TwinRegion Vienna-Bratislava and is carried out within the EU project 'Public Management Cooperation´ (PUMAKO) supported by the EU program of cross-border cooperation Slovak Republic – Austria 2007-2013 and financed through the ERDF. The training addresses the challenges of cross-border municipalities and counties of the TwinRegion countries. It brings the knowledge and skills of "good governance" in TwinRegion.

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Territorial Politics and Federalism Research Network

The Territorial Politics and Federalism Research Network (TPF-­RN) wishes to provide a platform for scholars interested in the broad themes of territory and federalism, within but also outside of the European Union. Topics of interest to the TPF-RN span a wide array of subjects, ranging from territorial elections/electoral dynamics and multi-level governance, to issues related to regional paradiplomacy (both European and global), the reform of government structures, the re-definition of territory and regional spaces, consociationalism, ethnic conflict, the effect of federalism/decentralisation on government processes, outputs and outcomes, and broader issues regarding questions of participation, legitimacy, identity and efficiency.

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Events from Other Institutions

November 16, 2012 - November 17, 2012

Second International Symposium: Shaping Europe 2020: socio – economic challenges  

Venue: Bucharest; Romania

Organizer(s): Pro Global Science Association

November 18, 2012 - November 28, 2012

MATRA Pre-Accession Training Programme (MATRA PATROL) - Access to Justice  

Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, The Netherlands

Organizer(s): T.M.C. Asser Instituut

December 5, 2012 - December 6, 2012

6th Annual Public Administration Reform Symposium : Models for Improving Performance and Productivity

Venue: London, UK

Organizer(s): International Centre for Parliamentary Studies

December 6, 2012 - December 8, 2012

The Second Euroacademia International Conference: “The European Union and the Politicization of Europe”  

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Organizer(s): Euroacademia

December 14, 2012 - December 14, 2012

IV International Congress on Teaching Cases Related to Public and Nonprofit Marketing:
“The (Re) Discovery of the Spaces of Sustainability and Social Responsibility"

Venue: Felgueiras, Portugal

Organizer(s): The International Association on Public and Nonprofit Marketing

January 17, 2013 - January 18, 2013

Current trends in the public sector research  

Venue: Slapanice, Czech Republic

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

April 5, 2013 - April 8, 2013

European Congress: “Europe: Crisis and Renewal”  

Venue: Cambridge UK

Organizer(s): British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies, International Council for Central and East European Studies

April 8, 2013 - April 12, 2013

European Union and its citizens  

Venue: Academia Istropolitana Nova, Svaty Jur, Slovakia

Organizer(s): Academia Istropolitana Nova

May 3, 2013 - May 4, 2013

5th Central and Eastern European Forum for Young Legal, Political and Social Theorists  

Venue: Greifswald, Germany

Organizer(s): Department of Political and Communication Science, University of Greifswald

June 3, 2013 - June 6, 2013

Enhancing European Cooperation through Strengthening Project Cycle Management Skills  

Venue: Academia Istropolitana Nova, Svaty Jur, Slovakia

Organizer(s): Academia Istropolitana Nova

June 25, 2013 - June 27, 2013

20th International Conference of Europeanists: Crisis and Contingency: States of (In)stability  

Venue: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Organizer(s): Council for European Studies

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Other Interesting Publications

Public Administration in the Information Age: Revisited

Editor(s): Snellen, I.Th.M., Thaens, M., Van De Donk, W.B.H.J.

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 978-1-61499-136-6

Price: 120 €

This book is an examination of the developments and effects of ICT in public administration over the last 10 to 15 years. It represents a re-visiting of the 1998 IOS Press publication ‘Public Administration in an Information Age: A Handbook’. As a point of departure, the authors of this new book have chosen the speed of the succession of theoretical approaches, represented by the 'phase of theories' which has appeared since 1998. This approach, which reflects that of the 1998 handbook, avoids the impression of technological determinism and provides an opportunity to focus on the phases of theory and technological developments. 

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