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NISPAcee News Volume XX - No. 1 June 2013
Dear Readers,

We are sending you the summer 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 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

Events from Other Institutions

NISPAcee Publications

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NISPAcee Announcements

The 21st NISPAcee Annual Conference

The 21st NISPAcee Annual Conference
"Regionalisation and Inter-regional Cooperation”

May 16-18, 2013, Belgrade, Serbia


The 21st NISPAcee Annual Conference, organised in co-operation with the Faculty of Organisational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, was attended by 220 participants from 30 countries worldwide. This included 18 CEE countries covered by NISPAcee’s institutional membership.


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The 22nd NISPAcee Annual Conference 2014

The 22nd NISPAcee Annual Conference

May 22 -24, 2014

Budapest, Hungary

Organized in co-operation with
Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

The Main Conference Theme:

Government vs. Governance in Central and Eastern Europe

From Pre-Weberianism to Neo-Weberianism?


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Reports of NISPAcee Activities

ICARUS – International Consortium for Administration Research and University Stu

Representatives of ICARUS – International Consortium for Administration Research and University Studies – a consortium of 7 universities and NISPAcee – met for the second time at the 21st NISPAcee conference in Belgrade, Serbia on May 17, 2013.

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TEMPUS project "DEPOCEI - Development of Policy-Oriented Training Programmes in

The DEPOCEI Steering Committee meeting was held at the Faculty of Political Science, Belgrade University in Belgrade, Serbia on May 16, 2013.

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Conference "Montenegrin Capacity Building for Approximation of EU legislation”

The conference, "Montenegrin Capacity Building for Approximation of EU legislation” was held at the ReSPA offices in Danilovgrad, Montenegro, on April 23, 2013. The conference was organised within the joint project of NISPAceeand HRMA (Human Resources Management Authority), Montenegro.


The project is supported by SlovakAid, a Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Programme.


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SlovakAid project Montenegro - Study tour

 Montenegrin Capacity Building for Approximation of EU Legislation

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

The study tour "Scope and Competences of Central State Authorities in the Frame of the Integration Process" was implemented in Bratislava, Slovak Republic on March 24th -29th, 2013.


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NISPAcee panel at ASPA conference, New Orleans

On March 17th, 2013, NISPAcee has hosted a special panel at ASPA conference, New Orleans, under the theme Openness and accountability in CEE: building sustainable governance?

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Conference on Inter-municipal Co-operation

Within the project NISPAcee, in cooperation with UNDP Montenegro, organized the conference on inter-municipal cooperation, its benefits and impact on municipal financing. The intention was to present Slovak best-practices from both areas and their correlation.

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Public Sector Education and Training in Europe-the last TransEuropeanDialogue

Period: February 6-8, 2013
Venue: University of Potsdam Germany


EGPA and NISPAcee together organize annually a "Trans European Dialogue” (TED) under a specific topic to facilitate and intensify the exchange of views and experiences among Public Administration scholars in Europe. The last TED was the sixth of the series and took place at 6-8 February 2013 at the University of Potsdam (Germany). It dealt with the issue "Education and Training: Preparing for the Future of the Public Sector in Europe”. In line with the format of the TED, about 40 participants from 16 different countries (7 from the NISPAcee-sphere) met in this event and discussed very intensively about educational issues in the field of Public Administration.

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TEMPUS DEPOCEI project - Kick-off meeting

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

On January 18-22, 2013, a kick-off meeting was organised with all partners in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Events from Other Institutions

July 8, 2013 - July 12, 2013

Decentralisation and Local Governance  

Venue: Hague, The Netherlands

Organizer(s): The Hague Academy for Local Governance

July 8, 2013 - July 19, 2013

The Politics of Citizenship”  

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Organizer(s): Central European University, Budapest

July 9, 2013 - July 12, 2013

The 10th International Conference on Accounting and Finance in Transition  

Venue: Belgrade, Serbia

Organizer(s): Serbian Association of Accountants and Auditors

July 14, 2013 - July 26, 2013

3rd Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences: Linking Theory and Empirical Research  

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Organizer(s): The Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

August 19, 2013 - April 30, 2013

Faculty of Administration Summer School: Challenges in Public Administration in the Europe  

Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Organizer(s): Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

September 2, 2013 - September 4, 2013

UACES conference: EU Performance in Central and Eastern Europe  

Venue: Leeds, UK

Organizer(s): Loughborough University

September 5, 2013 - September 7, 2013

11th Annual ESPAnet Conference: Social Policy and Economic Development  

Venue: Poznań, Poland

Organizer(s): Poznan University of Economics; ESPAnet

September 9, 2013 - September 20, 2013

International Summer School on Regulation of Local Public Services: An international study experience on local regulatory issues  

Venue: Turin, Italy

Organizer(s): Turin School of Local Regulation, Turin, Italy

September 11, 2013 - September 13, 2013

EGPA Annual Conference 2013: Technology and Organisation  

Venue: Edinburgh, Scotland

Organizer(s): European Group for Public Administration (EGPA)

September 13, 2013 - September 14, 2013

BISA International Political Economy Group (IPEG) Annual Workshop 2013  

Venue: Limerick, Ireland

Organizer(s): University of Limerick

September 16, 2013 - September 17, 2013

Preparing for New EPSO Competitions: The Road to the European Institutions  

Venue: Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Organizer(s): European Centre for Judges and Lawyers and European Institute of Public Administration – Centre Luxembourg

September 26, 2013 - September 28, 2013

European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) Conference  

Venue: Warsaw, Poland

Organizer(s): The Polish Association of Law and Economics (PSEAP)

October 24, 2013 - October 26, 2013

18th Annual Conference of Central European Political Science Association  

Venue: Pilsen, Czech Republic

Organizer(s): The Central European Political Science Association

November 1, 2013 - November 2, 2013

Exploring the "Grey Zones": Governance, Conflict and (In)Security in Eastern Europe  

Venue: Aarhus; Denmark

Organizer(s): Aarhus University

November 6, 2013 - November 7, 2013

Global challenges in PPP : cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary solutions?’  

Venue: Antwerp, Belgium

Organizer(s): Department of Transport and Regional Economics, the Research Unit on Public Administration & Management (Department of Political Science), the Law Faculty of the University of Antwerp, Antwerp Management School and the EU-funded COST Action ‘P3T3 - PPP’s in transport-trends and theory’

November 11, 2013 - November 22, 2013

Fellowship for our Local Economic Development course  

Venue: Hague, The Netherlands

Organizer(s): Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (NUFFIC)

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NISPAcee Publications

NISPAcee Press

The NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy | Volume VI, Number 1, Summer 2013

Editor(s): Juraj Nemec

ISSN: 1337-9038

Price: 15 €


The Past, Present and the Future of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe

Editor(s): Mirko Vintar, Allan Rosenbaum, Gyorgy Jenei, Wolfgang Drechsler

ISBN: 978-80-89013-66-1

Price: 29 €

The aim of this book is twofold: 1.) collection and presentation to a broader academic and professional audience some of the most important aspects of the political, administrative, institutional and social transformation of the CEE countries in the last twenty years, as well as the role of NISPAcee in these processes, and: 2.) the book is also trying to collect data and reflections on NISPAcee work, activities and impacts as seen through the eyes of some of the most important individuals who have been closely involved in one or another way in these activities, and who personally have contributed to the NISPAcee success.  

Public Sector Dynamics in Central and Eastern Europe

Editor(s): Juraj Nemec, Michiel S. de Vries

ISBN: 978-80-89013-65-4

This book contains critical essays and studies presented at the 18th NISPAcee conference in Warsaw, Poland in May 2010, and the 19th NISPAcee conference in Varna, Bulgaria in May 2011.  

The NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy | Volume V, Number 2, Winter 2012/2013, Special issue: The Politics of Agency Governance

Editor(s): Juraj Nemec, Sandra van Thiel, Koen Verhoest, György Hajnal, Külli Sarapuu

ISBN: 978-80-89013-64-7

ISSN: 1337-9038

Price: 15 €


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