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]
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
- 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 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:
- Governance and Anti-Corruption Strategies
- Migration and Social Integration
- Economic and Financial Management
- Foreign Direct Investments
- Infrastructure and Developments
- Knowledge Transfer and Management
- Brain circulation and Global Talent Strategies
- Innovation and Economics Restructuring
- “One Belt One Road” Initiative
- Philanthropy & Social Innovation
Proposals for panel and paper should be submitted by 15 June 2017
More information on: http://conference.ntu.edu.sg/lienconference2017
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:
OPENING and CLOSING PLENARY SESSIONS have been completed:
We would like to turn special attention of practitioners to two panels of the conference programme:
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):
PRELIMINARY FULL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME:
PRELIMINARY LIST OF ACCEPTED PAPERS:
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.
09 Feb 2017
6 to 8 December 2017, Agadir
Call for Papers
NEW DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS: March 4, 2017
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?
The 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.
24-25 September 2016
Deadline for submission of abstracts for the symposium: 30 April 2016
Background and Coverage
The group of countries that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, or BRICS, has emerged as a simple acronym created by a bank executive in 2001 to become an economic and political coalition of emerging economies. Initially, the expression just meant the populous and fast-growing economies with potential for investments until the first formal meeting of the then four BRIC countries in 2006 in the United Nations General Assembly followed by the annual meetings since 2009. The BRICS comprise of approximately 3 billion people (40% of the World’s population) and 16 trillion dollars (20% of the World’s economy). Thus, what happens in the BRICS countries have a huge influence in world’s economic, political, social and environmental affairs.
Much has been researched about the economic and political dimensions of the BRICS, both comparing among themselves as well as the block as a whole. However, there is much less research on the public administration and governance aspects of those countries. Thus, this forum has two main objectives. The first is to compile a series of research papers that can examine the state of governance and public administration on those countries to analyze the main challenges, similarities and differences in those countries, as well as possibilities of learning from each other. The second is to nurture a network of government officials and scholars in public affairs in the BRICS countries that can exchange information and engage in policy learning and joint research.
Therefore, this call invites researchers in the BRICS countries and scholars with interest in the BRICS to submit abstracts and papers analyzing public affairs in BRICS countries. Papers can be about general aspects of the public administration or governance in those countries, or specific studies in one or more sectors or localities at the subnational level. We also encourage the submission of comparative studies or studies related to the new institutions led by BRICS (like the New Development Bank created in 2014) or the influence of BRICS in other countries (like ODA), as well as theoretical implications of the BRICS practices of administrative reforms and governance, which may not be captured by existing conceptual frameworks. The best papers will be considered for a possible joint publication (book or journal) planned by the members of the scientific committee.
We hope this will be the first of a series of meetings related to the topic of development and governance in the BRICS coming in the following years.
Specifically, the forum symposium is structured as follows:
Afternoon – Opening of the symposium
6:30-8:30pm – Reception
9:00am-6:00pm – Symposium panels
- Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, COPPEAD-UFRJ and Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Brazil
- Alexey Barabashev, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
- Navdeep Mathur, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
- Yijia Jing, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
- Christopher Tapscott, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
- Yijia Jing, Fudan University, China
- Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, COPPEAD-UFRJ and Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Brazil
29 Mar 2016
The 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.
June 6-11, 2016
George Mason University, in conjunction with Mississippi State University, the University of Zagreb, and the University of Split, is proud to offer an advanced training seminar that explores emerging social issues surrounding immigration and refugee studies
- Migration and Health
- Mass Migration and Threats to Security
- Representation and Portrayal of Migrant Populations in the Media
02 Mar 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
3rd International Conference on Democratic Governance in the Developing World
Advancing Democratic Governance in the Developing World: The Role of Conflict, Complementarity, and Collaboration in Fostering Democratic Ideals, Practices, and Institutions
July 18-19, 2016
Although many developing countries have transitioned to some sort of democracy over the last several decades, actual democratic consolidation and democratic governance have remained elusive. In part, this is because democratic ideals, practices, and institutions have not fully taken root and become institutionalized in the day-to-day practices of politicians, public administrators, civic leaders, and citizens. As a result, many developing countries struggle to adequately address conflict (in numerous forms), foster collaboration across sectoral, jurisdictional, and other boundaries, and otherwise nurture complementary democratic forces. In turn, ineffective practices for dealing with conflict, complementarity, and collaboration have led to poor performance, opportunistic behavior, corruption, and other challenges that weaken the quality of governance and undermine democracy.
The purpose of the 3rd International Conference on Democratic Governance * is to explore the various dimensions – political, economic, social, spiritual, and cultural – needed to advance and sustain democratic governance in the developing world. Specifically, the conference will bring together an international group of scholars and practitioners from diverse disciplines (e.g., public administration, political science, economics, sociology, business, law, journalism, international relations, and others) to collectively examine the role of conflict, complementarity, and collaboration in fostering and sustaining democratic ideals, practices, and institutions. In their papers, conference participants can address numerous themes and issues, such as: