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May 19 - May 20, 2022
Designing and Assessing the Logic of Intervention in Policymaking and Implementation

May 23 - May 25, 2022
Ex Ante Impact Assessments in the Context of Better Regulation: Where Are we Heading?

May 23 - May 25, 2022
Ex Ante Impact Assessments in the Context of Better Regulation

June 8 - June 10, 2022
Performance Audit Degli Investimenti Co-Finanziati Dal Budget UE

June 9 - June 9, 2022
Leadership, Culture and Change Management

June 13 - June 15, 2022
CAF 2020 and its Relationship with other Management and Quality Tools

June 14 - June 17, 2022
Monitoring, Indicators and Evaluation Plans for EU Cohesion Policy Programmes, 2021-2027

June 14 - June 15, 2022
A Practical Guide to the Infringement Procedure

June 15 - June 17, 2022
Internal, External and Performance Audit of the EU-Funded Programmes and Projects: 2021–2027

June 20 - June 24, 2022
Data Protection Certification Course

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World Public Sector Report 2021

The NISPAcee Steering Committee


 Calin Hintea, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Phone: 0040264-431361
E-mail: hintea@fspac.ro
Călin Emilian Hințea is a Professor at Babes Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania. He teaches Public Management and Strategy courses. Professor Hintea is Dean of the College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences at BBU (2012-present). He is also a former Secretary of State, Head of Strategy Unit, Prime Minister's Office (2008-2010) as well as a former Chair of the Public Administration Department at BBU (2004-2012). He serves as Senior Editor of the Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, is a postdoctoral Fulbright scholar and adjunct Professor at Michigan State University. He leads the NISPAcee working group on Public Administration Education and serves as a member of the EAPAA (European Association of the Public Administration Accreditation) Accreditation Committee.
Immediate Past President:
Gyorgy Hajnal
Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
Phone: +36-1-282 5115
E-mail: gyorgy.hajnal@uni-corvinus.hu
Gyorgy Hajnal is a Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Management, Corvinus University of Budapest and Senior Researcher at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Political Science. Prior to his current positions he worked as a Senior Researcher/ Head of Department for 15 years at the Hungarian Institute of Public Administration and its successor organisation. Besides his full-time academic positions he has been and continues to be extensively involved in international research cooperation projects in topics relating to comparative public management reforms. He has also served as a consultant to various international academic, governmental and business organisations.


Juraj Nemec
Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 549 49 1710 Fax: +420 549 49 1720
E-mail: juraj.nemec@umb.sk
Juraj Nemec holds an MBA in Business Administration, a Ph.D. in Public Sector Economics and is Professor of Public Finance and Public Management at the Faculty of Economics of the University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia and at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, with 34 years experience in teaching in public finance, public sector management and public procurement. He published over 400 books and scientific articles in this field and fulfilled several academic posts, including the position of ‘Dean of the Faculty of Finance’.
He is one of top CEE and SEE academic and research persons (according to unofficial scientometric ranking between top 10). During his academic and professional carrier he gained a lot of experience with the political and administrative situation in these regions, European integration process and EU enlargement. In 2010 he received important reward for his performance – NISPAcee Alena Brunovska Award. He is Vice-President of the International Research Society for Public Management, Vice-President of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA), project director of the IASIA permanent working group and served for many years as a member of the Accreditation Committee of the European Association of Public Administration Accreditation till 2015.
Polonca Kovač
Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 5805 500
E-mail: polona.kovac@fu.uni-lj.si
Polonca Kovač is an Associate Professor of administrative law, graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana in 1995, completed a specialist 18-month international programme on the reforms of public administration, MSc studies on New Public Management in 1999 at the Faculty of Social Sciences and her doctoral studies on delegation of public authorities in 2005 at the Faculty of Law, Ljubljana. She has over 20 years of working experiences in public administration and in higher education, including guest lectures in foreign universities and serving as an OECD, WB, SIGMA and ReSPA expert regarding Europenisation of public administration and modernisation of administrative (procedural) law. She is a (co)author and editor and reviewer of numerous scientific monographs, articles and conference papers, including monographs Contemporary Governance Models and Practices in Central and Eastern Europe, Administrative-Legal Dilemmas, Commentary on the Slovene Constitution, Regulatory Impact Assessment, etc. She also acts as a co-director of PSG PA and Law within EGPA.
Külli Sarapuu
Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Phone: +372 620 2671
E-mail: kylli.sarapuu@ttu.ee
Külli Sarapuu is an Associate Professor at the Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. Before joining the Nurkse School in 2007 she worked for the Estonian Government Office as the Deputy Head of Department of Public Service. In her research, Dr. Sarapuu has taken a special interest in the post-communist transformation of administrative structure in Central and Eastern Europe and mapping the respective changes in Estonia. Her other research interests include public sector coordination, governance of public organizations, and civil service and public administration in small states. In the Nurkse School, Dr. Sarapuu is teaching courses on the Estonian public administration, public sector organization, civil service and small states. From 2008 to 2016 she acted as the Program Director for the Executive Master of Public Management Program. Külli Sarapuu has also wide experience in consulting public sector reform and training civil servants.

Eka Akobia, Caucasus School of Governance, Caucasus University, Georgia
Phone: +995 32 2377777 (250)
E-mail: eakobia@cu.edu.ge
Eka Akobia is Dean of the Caucasus School of Governance and a Director of the Institute of Peace Studies (IPS) at Caucasus University. She is also an Associate Professor at Tbilisi State University (TSU). She teaches theories of international relations (MA and PHD), international organizations, EU external relations and UN Peacekeeping Operations courses. She has published a number of academic articles as well as contributed to three edited volumes in the European Union series. She also regularly contributes news analysis to such media platforms as civil.ge and the Clarion.
Eka Akobia obtained her PHD in International Relations from Tbilisi State University. She acquired her MA degree in International Relations from Baylor University, USA and her BA degree in Political Science from Hartwick College, USA. She has participated in several senior level non-degree programmes, such as the Qualitative Research Methods Course (ICQRM) from Syracuse University, USA (2011); the Summer University on "Federalism, Constitutionalism and Conflict Transformation in Multiethnic Societies” University of Fribourg, Switzerland (2005) and the NATO Senior Executive Master Course, Bucharest, Romania (2004).
Besides academia, Eka Akobia has extensive public service experience. She worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia from 2005 until 2016 and has a broad experience in Georgia’s foreign policy. She holds a diplomatic rank of Counselor. Amongst other positions, she has worked as the Deputy Director of the Department of the Americas (2009-2010), the Deputy Director of the Political Department (2010-2012) and as the Director of the Asia, Africa, Australia and the Pacific Department (2012-2016).

Barabashev, Alexey, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia,
E-mail: abarabashev@hse.ru
Prof. Alexey G. Barabashev teaches courses at the Research University - Higher School of Economics - on the civil service, including civil service reforms in Russia. His research interests are concentrated in the area of the theory of bureaucracy and applications of the theory towards Russian practical needs and methodology of reflexive systems. From 2004 until the present he has served as President (from 2011) and Dean (2004-2011) of the School of Public Administration and Managementand as the Chair of the Department of Civil and Municipal Service at Higher School of Economics. From 1997 to 2014 he served as a member of the advisors’ expert group forpublic service reformunder the Administration of the President of Russia. He is a member of several attestation commissions and expert councils for federal governmental bodies. He was a Woodrow Wilson (Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies) scholarin 1992 and 2013,President of the Kennan Russian Alumni Association (1992-1996), and President-elect of the Alumni Association for Russia-US Academic Exchange Programmes(1996-2000). From 2015 till the present he has served as a member of the Advisory Council of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies.
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