European Association for Public Administration Accreditation

Trans-European dialogue TED2022 Conference - Call for participation

Term: 24-25 February 2022, Bergen, Norway

Format: The conference will be organized using a hybrid format whereby participants can either join us in person in Bergen or
participate digitally through Zoom (digital participants will receive a Zoom link upon payment of the registration fee).
Organized jointly by NISPAcee and EGPA in cooperation with Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen
Conference programme in pdf

Conference website
Participants can submit their appplication for participation before the EXTENDED deadline of 31 December 2021 via https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=11566866
Conference Theme

Public administrations at different levels of government across all European countries have had to deal with economic crises (e.g., European debt crisis), global health emergencies (e.g., Covid-19 pandemic), environmental disasters (e.g., forest fires and floods) or large-scale terrorist attacks (e.g., Paris, Brussels, Utøya) over the last decade. Such major disruptive events draw attention to the distinctly temporal dimensions of public sector organizing, and raise key questions about the temporal dynamics and transformations of public organizations – and their staff – at the supranational, national and local levels of government. Participants of TED2022 address whether and, if so, how internal and external shifts in bureaucrats’ environment affect the functioning and performance of public administrations, test the resilience of their current practices and organizational forms, as well as impact upon civil servants’ behavioural roles and practices.

The local organizer: Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen.
Keynote speakers:
Cristina Corduneaunu-Huci (Central European University Vienna)
Hussein Kassim (University of East Anglia)
Muiris MacCarthaigh (Queen’s University Belfast)
Kenneth J. Meier (American University)
Vitalis Nakrošis (Vilnius University)
Katarina Staroňová (Comenius University Bratislava)

Main topics of the TED2022 Conference
  • Administrative reforms: How do bureaucrats react to shifts in their organizational environment?
  • Public administration in crisis: Perfect time to change the tune?
  • Time and leadership: What do we know about administrative leadership in and for an uncertain time?
  • Bureaucrats as (quasi)politicians?
  • Lobbying (of) bureaucracies: Who lobbies whom, how and why?
  • Studying bureaucrats over time: Temporal dynamics and longitudinal research designs in public administration
Selected papers have a publication opportunity in a special issue of the NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy (Q3 Public Administration, SJR=0,23).

Important deadlines and information:
  • Extended application deadline: 31 December 2021
  • Date of notification of participation: 9 January  2021
  • Deadline for registration to TED2022: 23 January 2022
  • Registration fee (incl. 25% VAT): 87,5€ (digital)
  • Registration fee (incl. 25% VAT):167,5€ (in person; two lunches and social event included)
For more information, visit our website or write an e-mail to Zuzana.Murdoch@uib.no