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NISPAcee would like to invite you for the upcomming 25th NISPAcee Annual Conference. Please notice the EARLY DEADLINE for the online registration is approaching: March 31, 2017.

Programme of the conference has been updated:


We would like to turn special attention of practitioners to two panels of the conference programme:

ReSPA panel:

Forum for practitioners:  

Two special panels are focused on quality of education and international evaluation of PA programmes:

EAPAA Dean’s Panel:

EAPAA Certification Panel (Roundtable):



For more information on the event and all organisational details please see:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

They are looking forward welcoming you in Kazan.

The Institute for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship is organising its conference in Belfast, UK, on 8/9 November. 

As the submission date for abstracts to ISBE 2017 is fast approaching, we would encourage all of you with an interest in joining the Conference at the Europa Hotel in Belfast to present your research under the broadly defined theme of ‘Public Sector Entrepreneurship; this is a new theme for 2017. 

The closing date for abstract submissions is 31st March 2017 and you will be notified of the outcome of the abstract review process by 30th April 2017 (with full papers required by 30th July 2017). Remember that you will benefit from the early bird registration discount if your full paper is received by this date. 

These are very challenging times for people either working in, or researching in this evolving field of enquiry, and my hope is that the theme will become a well-established part of the Annual ISBE programme. Public agencies face an accelerated pace of global uncertainty and the environments inhabited by practitioners and researchers are very challenging indeed. The escalation in complex ‘wicked’ problems demands ever more entrepreneurial approaches and in this theme, I hope that we can attract papers from those examining a wide range of public agencies, in particular in partnership with non-profit, voluntary/third sector, charitable and faith based organisations to deliver services. There is a huge agenda ahead on public entrepreneurship and I welcome papers dealing with any aspect of civic, social and public entrepreneurship’ research. Of particular interest will be papers dealing with conceptual/theoretical, methodological or empirical aspects of public entrepreneurship. Public organisations are relatively under–studied in entrepreneurship literature and we need to gather a body of evidence on innovation, creativity and enterprise practices.

If anyone would like to discuss their ideas prior to submitting an abstract, by all means contact Joyce Liddle from Aix-Marseille Université by email at [email protected] for an informal chat. She is looking forward to meeting you all in Belfast and making this theme a successful addition to the ISBE Annual Programme of events.

European Perspectives for Public Administration (EPPA) –  “The many Disciplines of Public Administration”

Seminar for  PhD students and early stage Post-Doctoral Researchers

14-15 September 2017 – University of Potsdam, Germany

If you want to improve the interdisciplinary field of PA, join us !

We invite early stage researchers (PhD students and PhD + 4 years) from disciplines such as Public Administration, Administrative Law, Public Policy, Economics, Public Management, Sociology and Political Science who are interested in the relationship of different disciplines to Public Administration, both as an academic field and as an object of teaching and research. We are interested in how different disciplines relate to PA, concerning main problems and characteristics, and possible future developments.

The Seminar is part of EPPA, the ‘European Perspectives for Public Administration’. More information:

Contact person :

To apply for contribution, please send your outline and CV to Jana Bertels ([email protected] ) and refer to “Contribution to EPPA Seminar -The many Disciplines of PA” in the subject line.

Deadline for application: April 16, 2017

Download the Call for application

Ghent University is offering a full time post in the tenure track system/assistant professor in the field of European & international governance.

Ghent University is one of the most important education and research institutions in the Low Countries. On a daily basis, over 9,000 staff members and 41,000 students implement its motto “Dare to Think”. Ghent University’s mission statement is characterized by qualitative education, internationally renowned research and a pluralistic social responsibility.  As part of its further scientific development, Ghent University plans to recruit:

  • A full time post in the tenure track system/assistant professor, strongly research oriented
  • Discipline European & International Governance
  • Department of Public governance, management & finance (EB10)
  • Faculty of Economics and Business Administration


Expert in the field of ‘European & International Governance’

Last application date: Mar 27, 2017 23:59

Department: EB10 – Department of Public Governance, Management and Finance

Contract: Statutary

Occupancy rate: 100%

Vacancy Type: Autonomous academic staff

See the full job description and application procedure


For further information regarding these vacancies, please contact Professor Frank Naert ([email protected]), +32 09/2432901) at the faculty of economics and business administration, department of public governance, management & finance.


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