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OECD-IOM-UNDESA International Forum on Migration Statistics 15-16 January 2018, Paris

Call for papers & parallel sessions

The International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS-2018)

The IFMS-2018 aims to mobilise expertise from a wide range of disciplines – such as statistics, economics, demography, sociology, geospatial science, and information technology – that can contribute to improve global understanding of the migration phenomenon. It will explore innovative ways to measure population mobility and generate timely statistics and aims to create synergies between different actors and perspectives, with representatives from ‘origin’, ‘transit’ and ‘host’ countries of migrants. The Forum will also provide a unique opportunity for policy-makers to get in direct contact with migration data experts and to use their expertise to feed policy evaluations and identify best policy options.

The Forum will be organized around the following five themes: (i) Migration measurement (concepts, definitions, disaggregation by migratory status, etc), (ii) Innovation and synthesis of data sources (new sources and approaches to migration data collection, the needs for real-time data, etc.), (iii) Understanding migration through data (gap in migration statistics, data to address policy concern, etc, (iv) Cooperation and data governance (e.g. stakeholder coordination, data sharing/exchange, etc), and (v) Capacity building (e.g. strategies to enhance institutional capacity, data literacy, use of statistics, etc).

Specific topics and applications could include inter alia (i) global, regional or national monitoring of migration flows and stocks, (ii) identification of migrants’ characteristics or behaviours, (iii) analysis of public opinion on migration, (iv) evaluation of the economic and social impact of migration and remittances in origin, transit or destination countries, (iv) the measurement of integration and well-being outcomes of immigrants and their children or (v) measurement of SDG indicators related to migration and migrants and contribution to the Global Compact on Migration.

Deadline for submission: 30 June 2017
Contact : [email protected]

Download the full call for papers

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 2017 IIAS International Congress has just started and the IIAS and IMPGT (Institut de Management Public et Gouvernance Territoriale) has started to welcome the participants in Aix-en-Provence. 

For the first time, we will be broadcasting on Facebook Live the Braibant Lecture, the IIAS Signature event. 

This year, the Braibant Lecture will be given by Jean-Marc Sauvé, Vice-President of the Council of State of France. His lecture entitled “Migrations Seen by the Law: A National Judge’s Perspective” will review the historical developments in the law of foreign nationals and the right of asylum in Europe and France. He will draw on his experience as a national judge to discuss the legal conditions for the reception of migrants and, in particular, asylum seekers and the protection of the fundamental rights of foreign nationals.

Join us on Wednesday 31 May at 11:15 CET on our Facebook Page

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

The 4th biennial Lien International Conference on Good Governance is hosted by the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA) of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and cordially organized with the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS). The Conference will be held at the Shangri La Hotel, Singapore on 27th to 28th October 2017.

This year’s theme “Forging ahead towards an inclusive and sustainable globalization”, hopes to engage leading international policymakers, academics from any different disciplines, and practitioners to come together to exchange thoughts and ideas on governance and policies that respond to the call of an inclusive and sustainable globalization that raise all boats in all rich and poor countries. 

Theoretical, empirical and comparative studies in different countries and region are welcomed for the following sub-themes:

  1. Governance and Anti-Corruption Strategies
  2. Migration and Social Integration
  3. Economic and Financial Management
  4. Foreign Direct Investments
  5. Infrastructure and Developments
  6. Knowledge Transfer and Management
  7. Brain circulation and Global Talent Strategies
  8. Innovation and Economics Restructuring
  9. “One Belt One Road” Initiative
  10. Philanthropy & Social Innovation


Proposals for panel and paper should be submitted by 15 June 2017

Read the full call for papers

More information on:

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 ae looking forward welcoming you in Kazan.

6 to 8 December 2017, Agadir

Call for Papers



In recent years, social networks have grown exponentially.
Now, it is risky for a private or public organization to keep out of this evolution of communication. Indeed, today all companies are dealing with social networks in order to manage their image, to develop financially and to enrich their experience on the web market which offers new opportunities that were previously nonexistent.
Why communicate through social networks?

Download the full call for paper, in French


The statutory election of the Latin American Group for Public Administration (LAGPA) took place during its annual conference on October 10 in Cali, Colombia. Prof. Bianor Cavalcanti, outgoing president of LAGPA and newly elected President of IASIA, ceded the presidency of LAGPA to Prof. Edgar Varela Barrios from the Universidad del Valle, Colombia. Similarly, the LAGPA steering committee has been renewed. On the above picture, from left to right: Mr. Rolet Loretan, IIAS Director General, Prof. Edgar Varela Barrios, new president of LAGPA, Prof. Bianor Cavalcanti, new President of IASIA and César Rojas Alfonzo, Executive Secretary of LAGPA.

AIRMAPThe IIAS would like to share with its members the announcement of the AIRMAP’s (Association Internationale de Recherche en Management Public) 6th Annual Conference which will take place in Nice, France, on June 1st and 2nd, 2017.

The theme will be: “Is Public Management Universal” ?

The universality can be defined as the character of what concerns all mankind. The concept of universal public management implies also questioning the application of theories, models but also the evolutions and the consideration of a public sphere that would be shared by all. Even though we notce the omnipresence of the main stream New Public Management within major trends, alternatives can be observed, in particular with the development of neo-Weberian types of approach. The queston of universal models formulates a choice between an international model and national specificities implying necessarily specific models.

Read full Conference announcement


The Registration to the 2016 IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress is open! 

Information on how to register and the rates can be found via the following link under “Registration – Submission”.

The provisional programme is also online. 

The congress will bring together academics and practitioners, PhD students and young researchers in public administration and management, as well as contributors from any other disciplines who will exchange on the following main theme Building Capacity for Sustainable Governance.

Please feel free to consult the following  link : for further information on the various sessions that have been scheduled during the event:

  • The 6th Intercontinental Administrative Forum
  • The IASIA Awards Session
  • Policy Platforms respectively on Sustainable Development Goals: What Will It Take?; Sustainable Governance: Legal, Institutional and Organizational Arrangements and Capacity Building: experiences, Challenges and Prospects
  • The Braibant Lecture
  • Asian Development Bank Panel
  • BRICS Panel
  • United Nations Panel
  • ICAPA Panel – Accreditation and the Quest for Excellence in Public Administration Education and Training
  • OECD Panel
  • PhD session – How to Get Published
  • Sessions of presentation of papers received under the IIAS call for papers and the IASIA Call for papers

And many more!

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