NISPAcee Projects
Project title: Europeanization in Public Administration Reforms


Project acronym: EPAR

Programme: Erasmus+

Action type: Jean Monnet projects

Project duration: September 2014 - February 2016

The aim of the EPAR project is to upgrade the upcoming NISPAcee 23rd Annual Conference in Tbilisi (Georgia) with Jean Monnet funded " Europanization Panels ” which will be interposed into all Conference Working Groups programme.



To increase awareness, understanding and knowledge about EU public policies among researchers in the NISPAcee region and turn their attention to the EU integration processes and their reflection under different areas investigated by different NISPAcee research working groups.

To stimulate the debate and research onthe importance of European integration for states Public Administration and Public Policy development.

To provide a platform for the engagement of researchers and policy makers.



-A set of summaries/presentations of Europeanization panels discussed under all NISPAcee research working groups during the conference in Tbilisi, Georgia and their distribution to about 6000 individuals (NISPAcee database) and 500 hard copies in English and Russian language ready to be distributed during all the relevant events organized by NISPAcee and send by mail to libraries and other relevant high education information centers

-Special project EPAR Jean Monnet Website developed and maintained

-All NISPAcee members and other institutions and individuals registered in the NISPAcee databases, in total more than 2000 institutions and more than 6000 individuals informed about the reflections of the EU policies and EU integration processes on the focused research areas.


Outcomes and impact:

-To facilitate reform processes, preparation for EU integration and regional cooperation and awareness of importance of PA performance - criteria for EU integration, will be the main outcome. Public administration and policy programmes which are in general traditionally more nationally oriented will pay more attention to the EU policies and the EU integration and their impact on the governance in the EU countries and target countries. This will have an impact on the public administration and policy curricula development towards more extensive involvement of the EU issues in teaching and research.


NISPAcee established Europanization Panels within Working Groups and Panels. The Europeanization panels contained presentations of appropriate papers with points relating to EU integration within public administration and policy. Altogethere, there were 13 EU panels with 38 presentations. A set of summaries of Europeanization panels discussed under all research working groups and panels during the conference will be published as an e-book and also as hard copies in English and Russian languages.


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