European Association for Public Administration Accreditation

NISPAcee Membership


NISPAcee membership encompasses Member Institutions, Associate Members and Governmental membership. Individuals can apply for individual membership.


Institutional Members: membership in NISPAcee shall be open to appropriately designated academic units within larger educational institutions (eg colleges, schools, divisions, departments, programmes, units, centres, institutes, faculties), to independent educational and training institutions and independent non-profit research institutions (e.g. think-tanks) inthe NISPAcee region.


Associate Members: associate membership shall be open academic degree­granting institutions, agencies of government, corporations, foundations, professional associations, academic institutions offering diplomas or certificates, independent research or training organizations outside of the NISPAcee region, and other non­academic organizations, and international organizations that subscribe to the purpose of NISPAcee.


Principal Representative: each institutional and associate member shall designate a Principal Representative who will be its primary channel of communication to and from NISPAcee and who will be responsible for facilitating participation in NISPAcee activities by other personnel from the member institution.


Governmental membership: shall be open to governmental institutions and agencies other than educational and training ones that subscribe to the purpose of NISPAcee.


Individual Members: participation is open to professionals mainly involved in teaching, research, training and practice in public management and administration.  


Honorary membership: shall be open to the recipients of the Alena Brunovska Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration, former NISPAcee Presidents and Executive Directors. Honorary members will enjoy the benfits of the Individual  Members without paying the membership dues.


NISPAcee region:

1. New EU member countries (Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia)

2. Non EU member countries in Eastern Europe (Belarus, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Turkey)

3. Countries in the West Balkans (Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, Montenegro)

4. Countries of Central Asia (Kazkhstan, Kyrghyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan)

5. Countries in the Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan)


Eligibility for membership: decision on the eligibility of particular applicants for any category of membership shall be made by the Steering Committee. Acceptance will be contingent on candidates completing an application form and apying dues.


A membership may be canceled by the written request of a member, or if a member does not fulfill the duties of membership. The Steering Committee may terminate the membership of particular member for non-conformity with the requirements and duties of membership, including the payment of dues (no payment in two consecutive years).