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Wednesday, April 9, 2003
Pre-conference meetings:


15.00 - 19.00 NISPAcee Steering Committee meeting
20.00 - 21.00 Meeting of the representatives of NISPAcee SC and the conference coordinators
16.30 - 19.00 Joint NISPAcee / NASPAA project Advisory and Selection Committee meeting
17.00 - 21.00 Registration of participants


Thursday, April 10, 2003

7.30 - 9.00 Registration of participants
9.00 - 9.30 Plenary Session

Chair: Barbara Kudrycka , NISPAcee
President, Rector of Bialystok School of PA, Poland
Offcial opening (Greetings and Welcome)
Vasile Secares
, Rector of the National
School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
Adrian Nastase , Prime Minister,
Romania
9.30 - 10.30 Keynote presentations
Introduction to the conference theme by the general rapporteur Tony Verheijen, The Word Bank, USA

Yehezkel Dror, Hebrew University,
Israel Topic: Gearing Governments for Weaving the Future

Discussion
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 11.40 Martin Potůček , Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Topic: Capacities of Governing in Central and Eastern Europe

Discussion
11. 40 - 12. 10 Ceremony of Alena Brunovska Award for Teaching Excellence in PA

Presentation of the award by Barbara Kudrycka, NISPAcee President and Ludmila Gajdošova, NISPAcee Executive Director to the recipient:
Emilia Spiridonova-Kandeva
, Burgas Free University, Bulgaria
Topic: Enhancing the Governance Capacities for Poverty in Transitioning Countries (emphasis on the experience of Bulgaria)
12.10 - 12.30 Call for participation in new projects; organizational announcements
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 Plenary session on the main conference theme :
Panel discussion: The Role of Education in Enhancing Capacities to Govern
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 - 17.00 Meeting of Working groups:
  WG I, WG III, WG IV, WG V, WG VI, WG VII

17.30 Departure for the Parliament Palace,
Str. Izvor, no. 2 . 4, , sector 5
(Please, take your passports for entering the Parliament)
18.00 - 19.00 Romanian panel in the Parliament Palace

Chair: Lucica Matei, Scientifc Secretary, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania

Valer Dorneanu, President of Chamber of Deputies
Topic: Legislative Support for Romanian Public Administration Reform

Vasile Secares, Rector of National School of Political Studies and Public Administration
Topic: Is there anything typical about administration reform in Southern and Eastern Europe?

Ioan Alexandru. Dean of Faculty of Public Administration, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration
Topic: The Crisis of Administration. The Necessity of Reform

Ioan Oltean, Deputy, President of Committee for Public Administration, Territorial Planning and Ecological Balance, Chamber of Deputies
Topic: The Necessity to Involve the Academic Environment in Conceiving and Achieving the Reform

Discussion
19.30 Reception at the Parliament Palace


Friday, April 11, 2003
9.00 - 10.30 Working sessions I and II on the main conference themes
Meetings of Working groups
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 12.30 Working sessions I and II on the main conference themes
Meetings of Working groups
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 Working session I on the main conference theme
Meetings of Working groups
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 - 17.00 Working session I on the main con-ference theme
Meetings of Working groups
17.30 - 19.30 NISPAcee Business Meeting

Opening - Barbara Kudrycka, NISPAcee President
Annual Report of activities - Barbara Kudrycka, NISPAcee President
Financial report - Ludmila Gajdosova, NISPAcee Executive Director
Future Plans - Barbara Kudrycka, Ludmila Gajdosova

Informative Presentations
- Jan Andruch, NISPAcee, UNPAN Consultant
Topic: Presentation of new NISPAcee web site and e-communication system
- Juraj Sklenar, NISPAcee
Topic: E-learning Module of English + Finance for the Countries Integrating into the European Union

Elections
Others
Discussions
Representatives of the NISPAcee Member Institutions are expected to partici-pate in the Business Meeting
All other participants are warmly invited and welcome to join the meeting
20.00 Departure for a Romanian folk dinner


Saturday, April 12, 2003
9.00 - 10.30 Working session I on the main conference theme
Meetings of Working groups
10.30 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 13.00 Closing Plenary Session
Chair: Barbara Kudrycka , NISPAcee President
Reports of the coordinators of the Working Sessions/Groups
Conference conclusions by the general rapporteur Tony Verheijen , The Word Bank, USA
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.30 - 17.00 Guided tour in Bucharest



Main Conference Theme
Thursday, April 10, 2003
-14.00 . 15.30 Plenary session on the main conference theme :
Panel discussion: The Role of Education in Enhancing Capacities to Govern

Panel discussion:
The Role of Education in Enhancing Capacities to Govern


Chair:
Barbara Kudrycka, School of Public Administration, Bialystok, Poland

Panelists:
Wolfgang Drechsler, University of Tartu, Estonia
Kristin Morse, Urban Institute, Washington, D. C, USA; Margarita Pinegina, Marina Shapiro, Institute for Urban Economics, Moscow, Russia - joint presentation
Brian Tutt, Aidan Rose, London Metropolitan University, UK
Miroslav Mateev
, Institute of PA and European Integration, Bulgaria

Focus of the panel:
Schools and institutes of public policy and public administration have an eminent task to educate future politicians and top civil servants, as well as citizens, in order to prepare them for challenging future tasks they will be exposed to in order to enhance capacities to govern. This is true both for universities and in-service training institutes. How to adapt their curricula? Is there the need of introducing special courses, modules and/ or teaching methods?



Working Sessions on the Main Topics of the Conference:
I. Enhancing the Capacities of Central Governments

Coordinator:
Martin Potůček, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Contemporary central governments face considerable challenges, which were unknown in the past. On the one hand, globalization processes limit their operational space, undermine their revenue and generate new social, economic and security threats. In addition, an important part of their previous competencies is being shifted either to local government or to the private (commercial as well as civic) sector. On the other hand, unprecedented new opportunities emerge to central governments from globalization processes. This defines a qualitatively new situation necessitating their substantial redesign: strengthening the capacity to take – despite uncertainty and inconceivability – the future into account; implementation of regulatory reforms including the shift from direct to indirect methods of regulation; new forms of inter-sectoral coordination; management of research and development and creation of a knowledge society; establishing institutions and mechanisms able to deal with emergency situations; building capacities to support international collaboration, especially vis-ŕ-vis the European Union enlargement, and more.


Friday, April 11, 2003
9.00 - 10.30 Session 1

Presentations:

Donald Fuller , Anglo-American
College, Prague, Czech Republic
Topic: Enhancing the Capacities of Central Governments
Rainer Kattel , Tallinn Technical University, Estonia
Topic: The Challenge of Techno-Economic Paradigms to Governance in CEE Radoslaw Zubek , London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK
Topic: Developing Capacity for Effective EU Transposition

Discussion

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 12.30 Session 2

Presentations:
Oleh Protsyk , University of Ottawa, Canada
Topic: Reforming Cabinets in Post-Communist Countries
Kim Lynge Nielsen , Aalborg university, Denmark
Topic: Effective Institutional Set-ups by >Strengthening Lines of Accountability
Andrei Lobatch , Grodno State University, Belarus
Topic: Strong Governance with Weak Government: Case of Belarus

Discussion
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 Session 3

Presentations:
Vesselin Dimitrov , London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK
Topic: Core Executive Institutions and Budgetary Performance in Post-Communist Europe
Martin Brusis , University of Munich, Germany
Topic: Government Offces and Governance Capacity: A Comparison of Bulgaria, The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland of CEE Countries

Discussion

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 - 17.00 Session 4

Presentations:
Karin Hilmer Pedersen , Aarhus University, Denmark Radoslaw Zubek , London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK - joint paper
Topic: Autonomy and Embedded Ness in State-Society Relations in Poland
Marketa Vylitova , Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs, Prague, Czech Republic
Topic: (De)centralization of Social Services in the Czech Republic

Discussion


Saturday, April 12, 2003
9.00 - 10.30 Session 5

Presentation:
Sven Soiver , State Audit Offce, Tallinn, Estonia
Topic: Media in Lawmaking Process

Conclusions, report for the plenary session


10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 13.00 Closing Plenary Session
Reports of the coordinators of the Working Session/ Groups



II. Enhancing the Capacities of Regional and Local Governments
Coordinator:
Laszlo Vass, Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Hungary

The implementation of the subsidiarity principle opens new horizons for regional and local governments. Innovative approaches are needed to cover the new governmental functions of regions and municipalities. What matters are: the ways in which regional and local governments can negotiate and collaborate with their central government, with each other and with regional and local governments from abroad; the potential for the operation of consultative frameworks between the representation of employers, employees and regional governments; the new patterns of collaboration between regional and local governments and the commercial and civic sector. Also important is the capacity in central government to facilitate regional and local governments while guiding them and exercising appropriate supervision.


Friday, April 11, 2003
9.00 - 10.30 Session 1

Presentations:

Michiel S. de Vries , University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Topic: Value Change among Local Policymakers in Transition Countries
Peter Szegvari , University of Economy, Budapest, Hungary
Topic: New Governmetal Functions of the Hungarian Region Regarding to the Accession to the EU

Phillip J. Bryson , Brigham Young University, Utah, USA
Topic: The Property Tax - A Missed Opportunity for Fiscal Decentralzation in Transition Countries: The Czech and Slovak Cases

Discussions

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 12.30 Session 2

Presentations:
Galima Eshmukhamedova , Academy of Management under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic
Topic: Decentralization and Self-government
Roberta Benini , University of Bologna, Italy
Topic: Local Development and Institutional Decentralization in Russia: Constraints and Challenges Discussions

Conclusions, report for the plenary session


Saturday, April 12, 2003
11.00 . 13.00 Closing Plenary Session
Reports of the coordinators of the Working Session/ Groups



WORKING GROUPS
I. Working Group on Politico-Administrative Relations
Coordinators:
Bernadette Connaughton , University of Limerick, Ireland
Georg Sootla , Tallinn University of Educational Sciences, Estonia
B. Guy Peters , University of Pittsburg, USA

"Bureaucrats and Politics: Expanding the Analysis in the Framework of Modern Governance"
The aim of the working group is to build upon previous studies of the principal actors in the policy making process, namely politicians and civil servants, and further this study through broadening the conceptual focus for analysis and the application of empirical evidence using case study methodology.
The study of the traditional dichotomy of politico-administrative relations in CEEC will be widened to incorporate and analyse the process of modern governance in the region. This implies the presence, impact of, necessity and contribution of a variety of other actors in the policy-making arena whose relationships and links with the bu-reaucracy will be analysed via case studies of policy formation and reform during the 1990s. The general objective of this departure is to map the most important relationships around the government organisations in CEE states.
Sessions will be organised with problem focus and discussions, relied on papers prepared by country representati-ves. Framework of discussion was distributed among members of WG a week before the conference.
It should be emphasized that selected papers actually presented for discussions will be published in NISPAcee proceedings. Sessions will be held as discussions based on individual papers but it is strongly recommended that
presentations will not be simply as short summaries of papers.


Thursday, April 10, 2003


16.00 - 17.00 Introductory meeting of the Working group
• Information about the two year project of WG by the coordinators
• Introduction of the group members
• Aims and objectives of the meeting in Bucharest


Friday, April 11, 2003
9.00 - 10.30 Session 1:
Developing a Theoretical Framework for the Study of Decision-making arenas in Balancing State-society Relations in the Policy Process

Chair: B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Discussants:
Georg Sootla , Tallinn University of Educational Sciences, Estonia; Donald Fuller , Anglo-Ameri-can College, Prague, Czech Republic; Ole Norgaard and Sally Cummings, University of Aarhus, Denmark "Bureaucrats and Politics - Expanding the Analysis from governance perspective"
• rationale and goals of the working group sessions
• introduction to the concept of governance, policy communities and networks
• introduction and discussion on the research protocol
• indicators for the analysis of decision-making and implementation arenas in the policy process


10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 12.30 Session 2:
Civil Service: In the Core/ Periphery or Policy Networks


Chair: I. Lazareviciute

Changing perceptions of civil servants and professionals of their roles in various decision-among arenas ( I. Reinholde, University of Latvia, Latvia; I. Lazareviciute , Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania)

Research theories and methods in analysing of roles of civil servants in decision-making process ( L. Drensgaard, Aarhus University, Denmark; P. Ovseiko, Centre for Policy Studies, Budapest, Hungary; B. Guy Peters , USA)

National variations of roles of civil servants in decision-making process (Pat Gray, London Metropolitan University, UK; A. Dukenbajev , American University in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Discussion


12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 Session 3:
Decision Making Arenas in Specifc Policy Sectors

Chair: B. Connaughton (A. Velthut )

Decision-making arenas in the welfare sectors ( Anu Toots , Tallinn University of Educational Sciences, Estonia; Pavel Ovseiko , Centre for Policy Studies, Budapest, Hungary)
Decision-making arenas in agricultural administration ( Jochen Franzke, Astrid Strohbach and Stephanie Tragl , University of Potsdam, Germany)
Decision-making arenas at the development of secondary legislations (A. Velthut )

Discussion


15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 . 17.00 Session 4:
Policy Arenas as Interaction of Levels of Governance


Chair: G. Sootla

The role of regional adminis-tration as arena for mediating central-local decision networks ( T. Majcherkiewicz , University of Mining and Metallurgy, Cracow, Poland; Anna Volkova , Russian State Pedagogical University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia; Tania Malyarenko, Donetsk State Academy of Management, Ukraine)
Local policy-networks in EU perspective (Magdalena Sapala, Poznan University of Economics, Poland)

Discussion


Saturday, April 12, 2003
9.00 . 10.30 Conclusions

Chair: B. Guy Peters
• Summing up of debate
• Proposals for the research protocol (chairmen of WG sessions)
• Feedback and evaluation of proceedings
• Agenda setting for activities in 2004

Discussion


10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 13.00 Closing Plenary Session
Reports of the coordinators of the Working Session/Groups


Additional papers
(not included in program):
Ludmila Malikova
Petrenko V., Andrusyak P., Kulyk T., Rusanov G.




II. Working Group on Public Sector Quality
Coordinator:
Elke Loeffer , Bristol Business School, Bristol, UK
Katarina Staroňová, Slovakia
http://www.vus.uni-lj.si/nispa/

"Measuring the quality of life and governance processes"
The objective of this fourth meeting is to identify new approaches towards quality measurement which go beyond improving the quality of service delivery. From a wider governance perspective, an excellent public agency needs to be more than an excellent service provider. In particular, a public agency must also be excel-lent in the way in which it discharges its political and social responsibilities with its external stakeholders. For example, in the case of garbage collection, excellent service provision will not guarantee clean streets if citizens continue to drop litter. In the fght to get clean streets, it may be rather more important to teach children
at school appropriate civic behaviour. In other words, "good local governance" is more than "good local government".

Therefore, the NISPAcee Working Group on Public Sector Quality has chosen "Measuring the Quality of Life and the Quality of Governance Processes" as the overall theme for its fourth meeting at the 11 th NISPAcee Conference.

In particular, we will look at:
• Measuring the quality of public governance processes (first session)
• Measuring the quality of life at local and regional levels (second session)
• Assessing the effects of decentralising powers to local levels of government on the quality of public governance (third session)
• Assessing what we can learn from international experiences with the measurement of good governance (fourth session)

In order to take on board criticism and suggestions we received at last year's meeting we will ensure that there is ample room for plenary discussions and group work. Therefore, only two papers will be presented in each session.

This will allow us to take forward the discussions which we had at the NISPAcee Conference in Cracow last year, where we focused on how to improve the quality of public services.


Friday, 11 April 2003


09.00 - 10.30 Session 1:
Measuring the Quality of Public Governance Processes

Barbara Coe, United States
Topic: Measuring the Success of Citizen Participation in Public Decision-making Process - Results from Empirical Research in Albania
Discussant: Hindrek Lootus, Estonia,  

Sorin Ionita, Romania
Topic: Perceptions of the Implementation of Good Governance Principles in the Romanian Public Sector - Results from a Public Opinion Poll
Discussant: Kristiina Tonnisson, Estonia

Plenary discussion moderated by Elke Löffer , UK


11.00 . 12.30 Session 2:
Measuring the Quality of Life at Local and Regional Levels
Luigi De Bernardis, Italy
Topic: A Balanced Scorecard Approach for Quality of Life Measurement in Italian local Government
Discussant: Sergei Pushkarev, Russia,

Gloria J. Deckard and Judy Rosenbaum, USA
Topic: Measuring Health-related Quality of Life: Health Care Measures and Responses at a Local Level in Miami-Dade County, Florida
Discussant: Claudia Novac, Romania

Plenary discussion moderated by Katarina Staronova, Slovak Republic


14.00 - 15.30 Session 3:
Assessing the Effects of Decentralising Powers to Local Levels of Government on the Quality of Public Governance

Jelena Maurina, Latvia
Topic: The Creation of Public Agencies in Latvia and their Effects on Public Governance
Discussant: Katarzyna Kuć, Poland
Group exercise: Constructing a governance balanced scorecard, moderated by
Elke Löffer, UK and Katarina Staroňova, Slovak Republic


16.00 . 17.00 Session 4:
Panel with invited speakers
Topic: Improving the Quality of Life in CEE Countries - lessons from
international experience

Ovidiu Bujorean , President of LEADERS, Romania
Karin Narep , Ministry of Finance, Estonia
Viola Zentai , LGI, Hungary (invited) Representative of Transparency International, Romania (invited) and others

Plenary discussion
Critique of the Bucharest meeting


Saturday, April 12, 2003
11.00 . 13.00 Closing Plenary Session
Reports of the coordinators of the Working Session/Groups

Additional papers
(not included in program):
Denada Breshanaj




III. Working Group on Preventing Corruption in Public Administration
NOTE:
Papers for this working group will not be available before the conference

 
Coordinators:
Barbara Kudrycka, School of Public Administration, Bialystok, Poland
Roman Chlapak, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France

Background and justifcation:
It is widely recognised that strategies against corruption are only successful if they are comprehensive. Legal and law enforcement measures need to be complemented by the involvement of the public as well as by measures to prevent corruption within public administration systems. Countries of central and eastern Europe have made progress in adjusting their legislation with European standards and in strengthening their capacities to investigate and prosecute corruption. However, special efforts are required in the feld of prevention, in particular with regard to reducing risks and opportunities of corruption within public administrations. At the same time, capacities to design and implement such prevention measures are limited. Public administration training institutions could make an impact in this respect by including corruption prevention issues into the curricula.
Objective: To strengthen capacities for the prevention of corruption within public administrations by integrating prevention issues into the curricula of public training institutions.
Output: By December 2003, a research study will have been published containing at least ten case studies on ex-perience with the integration of anti-corruption issues into the curricula of public administration institutions and/or specifc and practical recommendations for improvement.


Thursday, April 10, 2003


16.00 - 17.00 Introductory meeting of the Working group


Friday, April 11, 2003
9.00 - 9.30 Session 1:
Short speeches by review experts B
9.30 - 10.30 Presentation of draft studies, comments on review and discussions
Jana Voldanova , Training Center for
Public Administration, Czech Republic Mantas Jonuaskis , Lithuanian Institute of Public Administration, Lithuania
11.00 - 12.30 Session 2:
Presentation of draft studies, comments on review and discussions

Anetta Jurczuk, Bialystok School of Public Administration, Poland
Ludmila Voltchkova, St. Petersburg University, Faculty of Sociology, Russia
Natasa Tomic, University of Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
14.00 - 15.30 Session 3:
Presentation of draft studies, comments on review and discussions
Mara Grudule
, Latvian School of Public Administration, Latvia,
Zana Vokopola , Albanian Coalition Against Corruption (ACAC), Albania
Anatoly Zakalyuk , State, Judicial and Law Enforcement Agencies, Ukraine
Vadim Barko , Ministry of Internal affairs of Ukraine
16.00 - 17.00 Session 4:
Presentation of draft studies, comments on review and discussions
Daniel Serban , Research Triangle Institute, Romania
Habit Hajredini , Kosovo Government, Kosovo
Krzysztof Witkowski , University of Informatics, Poland


Saturday, April 12, 2003
9.00 - 9.30 Conclusions
Barbara Kudrycka , Roman Chlapak ,
2 experts -
comments on drafts
9. 30 - 10.30 All participants discussion, schedule for the future
11.00 – 13.00 Closing Plenary Session
Reports of the coordinators of the Working Session/Groups




IV. Working Group on Democratic Governance of Multiethnic Communities
Coordinators:
Petra Kovacs , LGI/ OSI, Hungary
Jana Krimpe , Tallinn University of Educational Sciences, Estonia
Michael Brintnall, American Political Science Association, Washington D.C., USA

The topic of this year WG "Enhancing the capacity of local government to provide equitable access to minorities" is based on research of the working group. The aim of the working group, which work is based on previous studies, is to provide suggestions by which local governments and their agencies or institutions might regularly assess their performance or demonstrate progress. Using case study methodology, working group papers analysing key factors of successful practices in providing equitable access to public services for minorities, in promoting of policies of equal opportunities and non-discrimination at the sub-national levels of government. This issue has become a key priority for all governments in Central and Eastern Europe in the process of European Integration.


Friday, April 11, 2003
9.00 - 10.30 Session 1
Presentations:

Jana Krimpe , Tallinn Pedagogical University, Estonia
Topic: Conclusions on previous results of IV WG (Prepared by Petra Kovacs, LGI/ OSI, Hungary)
Michael Brintnall, American Political Science Association, USA
Topic: Introduction to the main topic of WG
Questions and remarks

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 - 12.30 Session 2
Presentations:
Andrey Makarychev, Nizhny Novgorod, Linguistic University, Russia
Topic: Governance in Multiethnic Political Communities: The Case of Volga Federal District Regions in Russia
Jana Krimpe & Maksim Golovko, Tallinn Pedagogical University, Estonia
Topic: Enhancing the Capacity of Local Government to Provide Equitable Access to Minorities: the Case of Tallinn city
Discussion

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 Session 3
Presentations:
Rustem Ablyatifov, Ukrainian Academy of Public Administration, Ukraine
Topic: The Access of Crimean Tatars to Public Services on Regional and Local Level in the Context of Elections of 2002 in Ukraine
Andrea Naphegyi, Bucharest, Romania & Ekaterina Sokirianskaja, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Russian Federation
Topic: Governing Fragmented Societies: Institution-Building and Political Integration in Chechnya
Discussion

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 - 17.00 Session 3: To be continued
Michael Brintnall , American Political Science Association, USA
Topic: The Role of Professional Association in Enhancing the Capacity to Provide Equitable Access to Public Services for Minorities
Discussions

Session 4:
Next IV WG meeting agenda activities and scheduling

Discussions



Saturday, April 12, 2003
9.00 - 10.30 Session 5:
Conclusions; Completing of the WG report for closing plenary session
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 13.00 Closing Plenary Session
Reports of the coordinators of the Working Session/Groups




V. Working Group on Public Sector Finance and Accounting
Coordinator:
Zeljko Sevic, University of Greenwich, UK

This year the Working Group on Public Sector Finance and Accounting will focus on institutional and capacity building issues in European transitional economies, analysing the capacity of local governments to govern in modern times. This is closely linked with the fiscal capacity and financial abilities of local government to meet its responsibilities. The Research Protocol has been developed and it should provide a minimum common ground for research (country studies). However, the Protocol does not fix the approach to capacity and institutional building issues in CEECs. All methodological approaches and schools of thought are welcome.

Thursday, April 10, 2003
16.00 - 17.00 Session 1:
Zeljko Sevic, Introductory Session



Friday, April 11, 2003
9.00 - 10.30 Session 2:
Zeljko Sevic, Introduction to the Main Topic

Presentations:
Juliana H. Pigey, Urban Institute, Washington, DC, USA and Artan Hoxha, Institute for Contemporary Studies, Tirana, Albania
Topic: Institutional Capacity Building in Albania: A Case Study

Adrian Miroiu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania and Paul-Dragos Aligica , National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
Topic: Public Higher Education Financ-ing: A Comparison of the Historical and Formula-based Mechanism

Mark Chandler, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Topic: Revenue Raising and Accountability of Local Governments in Lithuania

Viktor Trasberg , University of Tartu, Estonia
Topic: Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in the Baltic Municipalities

Piotr Bury , Akademia Swietokrzyska, Kielce, Poland
Topic: Tax-nature Fees in Local Government Budgets in Poland

Pawel Swianiewicz , Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland
Topic: Local Taxes in Poland. Base for Local Accountability?


11.00 . 12.30 Session 3:

Presentations:
David Tumanyan, Communities Finance Offcers Association, Yerevan, Armenia
Topic: Fiscal Capacity Building in Arme-nian Local Government System

Araksya Margaryan, Institute of Ecology, Economics and Law, Yerevan, Armenia
Topic: Enhancing the Capacities of Re-gional and Local Governments to Provide more Authority in Public Finance

Lubov Chapurina, UNDP, Astana, Kazakhstan
Topic: Enhancing Local Government Revenue Raising Capacity: A Way of Reaching More Accountable Local Government - Case Study of Kazakhstan

Mihaela Onofrei, "Al. I. Cuza" University, Iasi, Romania and Silviu-Gabriel Ursu, "Al. I. Cuza" University, Iasi, Romania
opic: Enhancing Financial Capacity and Democratic Accountability of the Local Government: The Romanian Case

Olga Kolovitskova, Intellectual Services and Technology Consult Group, Kiev, Ukraine and Yuriy Lukovenko, Humanitarian Development Technology Fund, Kiev, Ukraine
Topic: Ukraine: Enchanting Local Govern-ment Revenue Raising Capacity: A Way of reaching More Accountable Local Government

Ildar Zoulkarnaev , The State University of Bashkortostan, Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russian Federation
Topic: Budget Incentives for Local Gov-ernments in the Republic of Bashkortostan to Develop Economy and to Improve Providing of Public Goods

Sergii Slukhai, Taras Shevchenko National Kyiv University, Kiev, Ukraine
Topic: Building-up Fiscally Strong Local Governments: A Challenge for Ukraine


14.00 . 15.30 Session 4:

Presentations:
Karel Vit, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Topic: The Possibilities of Budget Defcit Financing

Jitka Pekova, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic and Jan Selesovsky, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic and Robert Jahoda, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic
Topic: Capacity Building in the Czech Republic

Bartlomiej Gurba , University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Topic: Vertical Imbalance and Bailout - The Case of Polish Local Governments Borrowing

Mihaly Lados, Centre for Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Györ, Hungary
Topic: Enhancing Local Government Rev-enue Raising Capacity in Hungary

Thomas Meekel, UNDP / Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Serbia
Topic: Local Public Borrowing in Serbia: How May Local Authorities Raise Finances for their Priority Investments?

Leonida Pliskevich , International Institute of Labour and Social Relations, Minsk, Belarus
Topic: Local Government Capacity Build-ing in a Highly Centralised Country: The Case of Belarus

Bryce Herrington, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Topic: Unanticipated Budgetary Consequences of Devolution: Capacity Enhancing Potentials within the Current Russian Constitutional Framework


16.00 - 17.00 Session 4: Panel Discussion


Saturday, April 12, 2003
9.00 - 10.30 Session 6: Discussion: Plans for the next year
11.00 - 13.00 Closing Plenary Session
Reports of the co-ordinators of the Working Session/Groups



VI. Working Group on e-Government
Coordinators:
Theodore Tsekos, United Nations Thessaloniki Centre, Greece
Vassilios Peristeras, United Nations Thessaloniki Centre, Greece

This year the Working Group will focus on the theme "Towards integrated public policy for e-Government develo-pment".

E-Government has become a popular topic in countries all over the world, regardless their development stage. Politicians and public offcials, design and support the implementation of e-Government. Though there is not one single way for implementing e-Government. The public policy for e-Government development (the management of e-Government) differs a lot, when moving from one country to another.
In the Working Group, alternative approaches for developing an e-Government policy will be identifed and les-sons-learnt by each country will be presented. We would accept either theoretical papers addressing the issue of the diversity of public policies for implementing e-Government, or practical papers presenting country-specifc public policy for e-Government.

Questions that could be addressed follows (indicative):
• Centralized versus decentralized e-Government development.
• The management of e-Government: structures, processes, resources.
• National e-Government master plans: lessons-learnt and best practices.
National strategies for e-Government in CEE&CIS countries and eEurope.


Thursday, April 10, 2003
16.00 - 17.00 Introductory Meeting


Friday, April 11, 2003
09.00 - 09.20 Introductory report:
Towards Integrated Public Policy for e-Govern-ment Development
Theodore Tsekos, Vassilios Peristeras, United Nations Thessaloniki Centre, Greece

Panel No. 1: National Strategies and Policies for e-Government

09.20 - 09.40 Andrej Kovačič, University of Ljublja-na, Slovenia
Topic: Managing Change towards e-Government
09.40 - 10.00 Salih Murzaev, Academy of Management, Kyrghyzstan
Topic: National Strategy for e-Govern-ment in Kyrghyzstan
10.20 - 10.30 Razvan Viorescu, University "Stefan cel Mare" Suceava, Romania
Topic: E-Government projects for the acceleration of the transition towards the information society - the Romanian case
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

Panel No. 2: National Strategies and Policies for e-Government

11.00 - 11.20 Sergei Perov , International Market Institute, Samara, Russia
Topic: Foundation of e-Government Concept in the Samara Oblast, Russia
11.20 - 11.40 Gheorghe Filip , Ovidiu Stoica , Uni-versity "Al. I. Cuza" Iasi, Faculty of Economics & Business Administration, Romania
Topic: The Romanian e-Government Strategy and the eEurope

Panel No. 3: Facets of e-Govern-ance Policies
11.40 - 12.00 Ljubomir Trajkovski, Management Consulting Association MCA2000, Macedonia
Topic: Are We Ready for e-Democracy? The Lessons Learned in Macedonia
12.00 - 12.20 David Špaček, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Topic: E-government and the Freedom of Information Legislation
12.20 - 12.30 Questions and answers 12.30 . 14.00 Lunch

Panel No. 3: Facets of e-Govern-ance Policies (continuing)
14.00 - 14.20 Aleksandar Ugrinoski , Civil Servants' Agency, Macedonia
Topic: The e-learning as a Paradigm
14.20 - 14.40 Lucica Matei, National School of Political Studies and PA, Romania
Topic: Impact of New Technologies on Public Organizations
14.40 - 15.00 Mariusz Dmochowski, Bialystok School of PA, Poland
Topic: Civil Servants' Responsibilities in Context of Implementation, Use and Abuse of International Communication Technologies in PA
15.00 . 15.20 Wolfgang Drechsler, University of Tartu, Estonia
Topic: The Estonian e-voting Laws Discourse: Paradigmatic Benchmarking for Multi-level e-Governance in Central and Eastern Europe

Panel No. 4: E-Government Decision-making and Evaluation
15.20 - 15.40 Martin Gramatikov, Sofa University, Bulgaria
Topic: Data Mining Techniques and the Process of Decision-making in the Bulgarian PA
15.40 - 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 - 16.20 Marcin Sakowicz, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Topic: How to Evaluate e-Government? Different Methodologies and Methods
16.20 - 16.40 Mirko Vintar, Mitja Decman, Mateja Kunstelj, Anamarija Leben, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Topic: Integral e-Government Development Indicators
16.40 - 17.00 Ani Matei, Diana-Camelia Iancu,
National School of Political Studies and PA, Romania
Topic: E-Administration as a Way of Increasing the Managerial Capacity in Public Sector


Saturday, April 12, 2003
09.00 - 09.20 Nina Belyaeva , Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Topic: E-Government on the ComputerDesk of Active Citizens: Challenges and Opportunities
09.20 - 10.30 Conclusions: 2003 - 2004 Working plan
11.00 - 13.00 Closing Plenary Session
Reports of the coordinators of the Working Session/ Groups



VII Working Group on Public Health Management and Policy
Coordinators:
Allan Rosenbaum, Florida International University, USA
Juraj Nemec, Matej Bel University, Slovakia

The principal goal of the working group is to research and document the degree to which public health (PH) administration, management, and policy knowledge, skills and competencies are imparted by existing public administration ( PA) education and training programs in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), and to develop recommendations with respect to the desirability, feasibility and modalities for a greater integration between PA and PH administrati-on, management and policy education.
The WG meeting will focus on the presentation and group discussion of research results by WG members, with main emphasis on country studies prepared under the research guidelines. The WG will also discuss plans for future activities: the publication of research results, defnition of the research agenda for the following year and discussion of future activities.

Thursday, April 10, 2003
16.00 - 17.00 Introductory Meeting

Friday, April 11, 2003
9.00 - 10.30 Public Health Management and Policy: Main trends

James Bjorkman, Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands
Topic: Health Sector Reforms: Measures, Muddles and Mires

Gloria Deckard, Florida International University, USA and Judith Rosenbaum, Agency for Health Care Administration, USA
Topic: Preparing Managers for the U. S. Health Care System: Models for Designing and Accrediting Quality Curriculum
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 12.30 Presentation of country studies I

Nikolay Gavrailov, Medical University Sofa, Sofa, Bulgaria, Martin Gramatikov, Sofa University, Sofa, Bulgaria
Topic: Country Study of Bulgaria

Ivan Maly , Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Topic: Country Study of Czech Republic

Ramune Kalediene, Kaunas University of Medicine, Kaunas, Lithuania, Leonardas Rinkevicius, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania
Topic: Country Study of Lithuania

Dana Farcasanu, Institute of Health Services Management, Bucharest, Romania, Cristian Vladescu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Topic: Public Health and Management Education in Romania - a Decade of Evolution

Juraj Nemec, Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Topic: Country Study of Slovak Republic


12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 Presentation of country studies II

Albana Ahmeti, Institute of Public Health, Tirana, Albania
Topic: Public Health Administration and Management in Albania

Gayane Selimyan, Lucig H. Danielian, American University, Yerevan, Armenia
Topic: Public Health Administration, Management and Policy in the Republic of Armenia

Nana Sumbadze, Institute for Policy Studies, Tbilisi, Georgia
Topic: Understanding Health-related Behavior of the Population: Pre-condition for Designing Effective Health Policy

Tatiana Chubarova, Institute of International Economic and Political Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Topic: Health Management Education in Russia in the Context of Health Care Policy and Reforms

Ioulia Chtchelkova , Kazan State Technical University, Kazan, Russia, Leysan Shaydullina , Kazan State Medical University, Kazan, Russia
Topic: Health Care System in Tatarstan: Present Moment, Problems and Future Perspectives

Svitlana Khadzhyradeva , Natalya Kolisnichenko, Odessa Regional Institute of Public Administration, Ukrainian Academy of Public Administration, Odessa, Ukraine
Topic: Public Health Administration, Management and Policy in Ukraine
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 - 17.00 Round table on Public Health Management and Policy

Bogdan M. Chiritoiu, Faculty of Political Science, Bucharest University, Bucharest, Romania
Topic: Administrative Capacity for Acquis Implementation. Case Study on Health Social Insurance


Saturday, April 12, 2003
9.00 - 10.30 Conclusions, recommendations, next steps
11.00 - 13.00 Closing Plenary Session
Reports of the coordinators of the Working Session/Groups
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