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The Italian National Section of IIAS, EGPA/IIAS and and the Scuola Nazionale di Amministrazione jointly organise a high-level conference in Rome on the theme:


Martedì 28 novembre 2017

Scuola Nazionale dell’Amministrazione (SNA)
Aula Magna, via Maresciallo Caviglia, 24 – Roma
Programma e registrazione al convegno: PDF


Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Scuola Nazionale dell’Amministrazione (SNA)
Aula Magna, via Maresciallo Caviglia, 24 – Roma

Programme and Registration: PDF

Working Language: Italian


Forum international de l’OCDE-OIM-UNDESA sur les statistiques migratoires 15-16 janvier 2018, Paris

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Forum international  sur les statistiques migratoires (IFMS-2018)

L’IFMS-2018 ivse à mobiliser l’expertise d’un large éventail de disciplines – telles que les statistiques, l’économie, la démographie, la sociologie, la science géospatiale et les technologies de l’information – qui peuvent contribuer à améliorer la compréhension globale du phénomène migratoire. Le Forum explorera des moyens novateurs de mesurer la mobilité de la population et générera des statistiques en temps opportun et vise à créer des synergies entre différents acteurs et perspectives, avec des représentants des pays d’origine, des pays “de transit” et de “pays hôte”. Le Forum fournira également une occasion unique aux décideurs d’entrer en contact direct avec les experts en données de migration et d’utiliser leur expertise pour alimenter les évaluations des politiques et identifier les meilleures options politiques.

Le Forum sera organisé autour des cinq thèmes suivants: (i) Mesure des migrations (concepts, définitions, désagrégation par statut migratoire, etc.), (ii) Innovation et synthèse des sources de données (nouvelles sources et approches de la collecte des données de migration, les besoins de données en temps réel, etc.), (iii) Comprendre la migration à travers les données (écart dans les statistiques de migration, les données pour répondre aux préoccupations politiques, etc., (iv) Coopération et gouvernance des données (p. Ex. Coordination des parties prenantes, partage / échange de données, etc.) , et (v) Renforcement des capacités (p. Ex. Stratégies visant à renforcer la capacité institutionnelle, l’alphabétisation des données, l’utilisation des statistiques, etc.).

Les sujets et applications spécifiques pourraient inclure, entre autres (i) la surveillance mondiale, régionale ou nationale des flux et des stocks de migration, (ii) l’identification des caractéristiques ou des comportements des migrants, (iii) l’analyse de l’opinion publique sur la migration, (iv) l’évaluation de l’impact économique et social des migrations et des envois de fonds vers les pays d’origine, de transit ou de destination, (iv) la mesure des résultats d’intégration et de bien-être des immigrants et de leurs enfants ou (v) la mesure des indicateurs ODD liés aux migrations et aux migrants et la contribution au Global Compact on Migration.

Echéance pour la submission: 30 Juin 2017
Contact : [email protected]

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During its 16th session, held on 24-28 April 2017, the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UN CEPA) emphasized the critical role of governments and public institutions for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Its final report underscores the importance of

  • leadership;
  • people’s trust in government, to be strengthened by fighting corruption, ensuring a merit-based civil service, and showing the impact of public service on citizens’ life;
  • strong local governments, with responsibilities and commensurate resources and capacities;
  • mobilizing civil servants for the SDGs.

It further recognized that context-specific improvements may be needed and is developing principles of effective governance for the SDGs to take stock thereof.

As a NGO with general consultative status vis-à-vis the UN Economic and Social Council, the IIAS is contributing to the UN CEPA and the SDGs. In its statement submitted to the 16th UN CEPA session, it reported the main lessons learned at the 2016 IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress, held in Chengdu, China on 20-23 September on the theme of “Building Capacities for Sustainable Governance”:

  • the SDGs show the way to the humanity;
  • governance is an enabler of all SDGs;
  • implementing the SDGs will require a paradigm shift towards sustainable governance, involving interdisciplinarity, multi-level governance and participative governance;
  • factors enabling sustainable governance include: complex and systemic thinking, committed and enabling leadership, innovation and experimentation and trust;
  • local governments are best positioned to realize sustainable governance;
  • barriers to sustainable governance need to be overcome

The full Congress report is available here.

The Centre National de la Fonction Publique Territoriale (CNFPT) and the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) are organizing a seminar on “Territorial reforms and the training of local elected officials and local public servants in Europe” on 19 and 20 June in Strasbourg.

This seminar, on 19 and 20 June 2017, will focus on the following two themes:

  • “Territorial reforms in Europe: creating a barometer to monitor developments”;
  • “Training of territorial officials and local elected representatives in Europe: comparative analysis”.

It will host, principally, directors of schools and public service institutes as well as heads of university courses in public administration.

The preliminary program of this seminar consists of the following sequences:

  • a debate on an inventory of community levels and strata in Europe and the institutional reforms of horizontal and vertical simplifications undertaken since 2008, based on recent studies conducted. We will then draw the basis for a draft barometer of local institutional reforms in Europe;
  • the preliminary presentation of a comparative analysis carried out by the CNFPT with OLA and CEMR on the training schemes for local elected officials and local public servants in European countries;
  • an exchange of views on a draft “Charter of European Schools and Institutes for Public Administration Training on the Values, Principles and Responsibilities of Public Officials”, which would incorporate the principles and values ​​of the Council..

Look at the programme

Registration form

(en anglais)

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.

EPPAEuropean Perspectives for Public Administration| Call for Application for PhD Students and early stage Post-Doctoral Researchers

KULeuven – Belgium October 20-21, 2016

Application deadline : August, 21th, 2016

We invite early stage researchers (PhD students and PhD + 4 years) from disciplines such as Public Administration, Law, Economics, Public Management, Sociology, Political Science or History working on ´Future cities´, ´Ecotopia´, ´Big data and Internet of Things´ and ´Future citizens ’ (see programme and application procedure below). The number of participants in the stage of PhD students or early Post-Doctoral Researchers is in total limited to 4. We are interested in one specific contribution to each of the sessions.
The ‘Futures Seminar’ is the first in number of seminars dealing with “European Perspectives for Public Administration” (EPPA).

Contact person : To apply for contribution, please send your outline and CV to Jana Bertels : [email protected] and refer to “EPPA Contribution to Futures Seminar” in the subject line.

Download the Call for application

INAPThe National Institute of Public Administration (hereafter, INAP) is presenting a new edition of the European Reciprocal Training Programme. The trainng will take place in Madrid from 30th of May to 2nd  of June .

The purpose of this programme is to strengthen the relations among European Public Administrations,while also deepening mutual trust among these organizations.

This seminar is offered to experienced civil servants from different Member States and aims at giving participants a overview of the Spanish political and administrative institutions within the European Union,together with a social, economic and culturallandscape.
Finally, apart from the presentations of the selected speakers and a panel discussion about Spanish current affairs, there are also programmed visits to the Senate,Cine Doré-The Spanish Film Archive, the Instituto Cervantes and the Museo del Prado.

The deadline for registration  is 15th April.

affiche-240pix-72dpi_sanslogoAs part of the International Meeting on Public Management of 25 May 2016 entitled “From utopia for public action. Democratic future, economic and digital state ” (, the IGPDE are launching a call to short stories about the  “Future of the State”.

This contest calls upon all civil society to reflect upon  a utopian state of 2056 and will result in the publication of a collection of short stories published by “La Tengo”.

Call to short stories

What if litterature could foreshadow the State of tomorrow ?  Unleash your imagination to write the story of a utopian state in 2056.
Closing of the competition: 18th April 2016


afis cluj reneual eng (1)Center for Good Governance Studies at FSPAC and the Law doctoral School, with the European Law Students Association and Center for European Law of the Romanian Academy organize the International conference EUROPEANISATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND CODIFICATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE featuring the book launch of the Romanian version of the RENEUAL Code of Administrative Procedure.

Administrative law was once a field that was considered unfit for harmonization at EU level due to its intrinsic national character. However, due to the fact that the EU Law is based on a decentralized system of enforcement, in which EU law is applied by the national courts, according to their national procedural law, the field of administrative law has not been immune to Europeanization for long. In order to ensure a minimal standard in the enforcement of the EU law, the CJEU has indirectly intervened in the national procedural systems by enabling the principles of effectiveness and equivalence. On the basis of the growing expertise of national courts in applying EU law, older and newer members of the EU have gradually experienced a noticeable influence of the European law and European law principles on their national legal order. Thus, the national administrative law is becoming Europeanised, and is was not a development that is perceived exclusively in cases of implementation of EU law in Member States, but has crossed over in cases involving purely internal matters.
One important step forward has been achieved by the drafting of the ReNEUAL Model Rules on EU Administrative Procedure (2014) and the European Parliament’s Resolution adopted on 15 January 2013 with recommendations to the Commission on a Law of Administrative Procedure of the European Union, that has given a new momentum for the discussion on the Europeanisation of administrative (or public) law in the EU Member States.

The conference aims to bring together legal academia and practitioners in sharing knowledge about the effects of Europeanization over the otherwise traditional national-oriented field of administrative law, in a comparative perspective, and assess the possible impact of the adoption of codified rules of administrative procedure at EU level.

– Legislative or jurisprudential influence of EU law over national law when the courts and the administration implement EU law
– Voluntary adoption/implementation of EU law principles in national legal order in purely internal matters; spill-over, cross-fertilisation, horizontal convergence in administrative law.
– Codification of administrative procedure – a source of stability and clarity in administrative law, both at EU and national level.

Book launch: The conference will feature the launch of the Romanian version of the RENEUAL Model Rules of Administrative Procedure, edited by Herwig C. H. Hofmann, Jens-Peter Schneider, Jacques Ziller and Dacian C. Dragos, with Jean-Bernard Auby, Paul Craig, Deirdre Curtin, Giacinto della Cananea, Diana-Urania Galetta, Joana Mendes, Oriol Mir, Ulrich Stelkens, Marek Wierzbowski.

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