European Association for Public Administration Accreditation


Preliminary conference structure


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

09.30 – 11.00 / 15.30 - 18.00 Pre-conference Programme for Young Researchers: "How to improve your paper”

14.00 – 19.00 Steering Committee meeting

17.30 – 19.00 EAPAA Site Visit team members training

Chairs: Theo van der Krogt, Taco Brandsen

19.00 19.30 Meeting with conference coordinators

Thursday, May 16, 2013

9.00 – 11.00 Opening plenary session

Chair: Mirko Vintar, NISPAcee President

Welcome and opening speaches:

Mirko Vintar, NISPAcee President

Serbian representatives:

Nikola Selakovic, Minister of Justice and Public Administration

Vladimir Bumbasirevic, Rector of the University of Belgrade

Milan Martic, Dean of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences

Mirjana Drakulic, Chair of the organizing committee

UNDESA (United Nations Department of Social Affairs) representative to be confirmed

Theo van der Krogt, EAPAA General Secretary (European Association for Public Administration Accreditation), Enschede, Netherlands

Taco Brandsen, EGPA Steering Committee representative (European Group of Public Administration), Brussels, Belgium

Michiel de Vries, IASIA President (International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration), Brussel, Belgium

Stephen E. Condrey, President-Elect of ASPA (American Society for Public Adminitration), Washington DC, United States

Ethel Williams,Vice President of NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration), Omaha, United States

Keynote speaker: Peter Nijkamp, Department of Spatial Economics, VU University, Amsterdam, title of the presentation: "Migration Impact Assessment: New Horizons"

Alena Brunovska Award Ceremony and presentation of a paper by a winner Calin Hintea, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Science, Babes-Bolyai University, topic: Public administration schools in CEE: Strategic choices for the future

Mzia Mikeladze Award Ceremony

NISPAcee Anniversary Book Launching Ceremony 

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 - 13.00 Serbian panel (preliminary programme to be confirmed)

Moderator: Dragoljub Kavran

Topics and speakers:

· Regulatory reform in Serbian administration, Dobroslav Milovanovic, Belgrade University, Faculty of Law

· Reform of Serbian public administration, Vladana Jovic, Deputy Minister for Justice and Public Administration 

· International cooperation of schools and institutions for administration, Mirjana Drakulic, Belgrade University, Faculty of Organizational Sciences

 · The potentials of financing local government infrastructure through public-private partnerships in Serbia, Sladjana Benkovic, Belgrade University, Faculty of Organizational Sciences
  · eGovernment in Serbia-issues related to communication, Jovanka Vukmirovic, Belgrade University, Faculty of Organizational Sciences
  · Solutions in the draft law on general administrative proceedings, Vuk Cucic, Belgrade University, Faculty of Law
 · Who leads the eGovernment development process:Law or Technology?, Djordje Krivokapic, Belgrade University, Faculty of Organizational Sciences

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

14.30 – 16.00 Working Groups Sessions 1

16.00 –16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00 Working Groups Sessions 2

18.00 – 20.00 Welcome cocktail, Faculty of Organizational Sciences


Friday, May 17, 2013

9.00 – 10.30 Working Groups Sessions 3

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30 Panel Sessions and Forums I

· Session 1 on Main Conference Theme 

· General Session 1

· Colloquium of Practitioners Session 1

· Panel on New Projects

· EAPAA Advisory Panel

Chairs: Theo van der Krogt, Taco Brandsen

· ASPA Panel

12.30–14.00 Lunch Break

14.00- 15.30 Working Groups Sessions 4

15.30 –16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 17.00 Panel Sessions and Forums II.

· Session 2 on Main Conference Theme

· General Session 2

· Colloquium of Practitioners Session 2

· ReSPA Panel

Chairs:  Goran Pastrovic, ReSPA Training Manager,Aqim Emurli, ReSPA Training Manager

The presentation: 'The Capacity Needs Assessment of the WB Public Administrations - study conducted by ReSPA'

· EAPAA Panel – How to prepare for accreditation

Chairs: Theo van der Krogt, Taco Brandsen, Juraj Nemec

17.15 – 18.15 Business Meeting


· Report of activities 2012

· Financial report

· Future plans

· Elections

· Other

19.30  21.00 Dinner, Hotel M


Saturday, May 18, 2013

9.00 –11.00 Working Groups Sessions 5

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00 Closing Plenary Session

11.30 - 12.30 Round Table on the Main Conference Theme


Profiroiu Marius, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of Management, Bucharest, Romania

Palne Kovacs Ilona, Centre for Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Trans-Danubian Research Institute, Pecs, Hungary

Calin Hintea, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Suad Music,  Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA), Danilovgrad, Montenegro
Slobodan Dujic, European Faculty of Law, Ljubljana, Slovenia 
Kakha Shengelia, Caucasus University,  Tbilisi, Georgia
12.30 -13.00 Closing Ceremony

Chair: Mirko Vintar, NISPAcee President

· Closing – Awards Ceremony – Merit Awards, Comparative paper, The Best conference paper by a PhD student

· Invitation for the next year conference 2014

15.00 – 18.00 Sightseeing tour - guided tour through the city center of Belgrade (time to be confirmed)