IIAS – Improving Administrative Sciences Worldwide
The International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) is a NGO with scientific purpose established in 1930 whose seat is in Brussels.
The Institute is a worldwide platform providing a space for exchanges that promote knowledge and practices to improve the organization and operation of Public Administration and to ensure that public agencies will be in a position to better respond to the current and future expectations and needs of society.
It provides thus a forum where practical experiences and theoretical analyses of experts (academics and practitioners) in public administration worldwide and from all cultures are presented and discussed.
To cover the diversity of its members, the IIAS has set up four entities:
The EGPA (European Group for Public Administration)
The IASIA (International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration)
The LAGPA (Latin American Group for Public Administration)
The AGPA (Asian Group for Public Administration)
In order to achieve its mission, the IIAS shall:
- promote the development of the administrative sciences ;
- be the worldwide platform providing a space for exchanges between practitioners and academics ;
- establish a link between theoretical research and practice ;
- improve the organisation and operation of public administrations ;
- develop effective administrative methods and techniques ;
- contribute to the governance progress within the national and international administrations ;
- act as bridge builder.
- Organizes Annual International Congress ;
- Organizes scientific meetings, symposia and seminars ;
- Sets up and manages of Project Groups and Study Groups in the field of administrative law, public management or administrative practices ;
- Publishes the IRAS ;
- Publishes specific books ;
- Administrates a worldwide information network thanks to the «Knowledge Portal» ;
- Promote relations with governments and their administrative bodies, worldwide or regional international institutions, scientific associations, universities and schools and experts in the administrative sciences ;
- Establish National Sections for the purpose of furthering the science ‘progress of public administration and of contributing with comparative terms of reference to the study of problems related to public administration ;
- Cover the diversity of its members by setting up Regional Groups.