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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

IARC (the Interdisciplinary Action Research Center) has released a call for paper for its 1st Annual Conference Decreasing Recidivism: on the theme “Exploring Sustainable Strategies for Decreasing Recidivism through Interdisciplinary Action Research”.

The event will be held at the Cheyney University of Pennsylvania on June 17-19, 2018. 

Vulnerable populations are confronted with wicked problems for which social scientists and policy makers have struggled to design effective sustainable solutions. Vulnerable population groups such as ex-offenders, homeless, veterans, and chemically-dependent persons confront a myriad of colliding barriers to successful re-entry into society. Colliding barriers such as inadequate housing options, unsustainable employment, unreliable transportation, untreated mental health challenges, improper childcare, and poor self-esteem block the successful reintegration in the community, and as such, become contributing factors to higher rates of recidivism. Conceived as the tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior, recidivism is a perfect example of a wicked public policy issue not fully understood because of its multidimensional nature.

The purpose of the 1st International Conference on Decreasing Recidivism is to explore the root causes and various dimensions – political, economic, social, spiritual, and cultural – that must be taken into consideration while devising concrete strategies to tackle recidivism effectively. Specifically, the conference will bring together an international group of scholars and practitioners from diverse disciplines (economics, sociology, public administration, political science, public policy, criminal justice, social work, business, anthropology, law, psychology, psychiatry, information technology, journalism, education, public/mental health, etc.) to collectively explore the multiple facets of the problems and emerging opportunities of decreasing recidivism locally and around the world.

Read the full full call for paper

Deadlines on Submission of Paper and Panel Proposals

The conference program committee welcomes the submission of proposals for individual papers, professional workshops and fully formed panels. High-quality conceptual, theoretical, empirical, and policy- and practice-oriented research is welcome. All proposals should: (1) briefly explain how the paper, workshop or panel connects to the overall conference theme, (2) note the individual conference track in which the proposal best fits, (3) include 3-4 keywords, and (4) provide complete contact information for the corresponding individual. Proposals for individual papers or workshops should include an abstract of 250-400 words. Proposals for fully formed panels should consist of three to four complementary papers and include an abstract of 400-600 words. Review of paper, workshop and panel proposal submissions will begin on December 1, 2017 and continue through January 5, 2018. Proposals will be evaluated by the program committee and notifications of decisions will be made via email on or before February 15, 2018. Proposals should be emailed to the program committee chair, Dr. Kerry M. Richmond ([email protected]).

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 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

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


24-25 September 2016

Fudan University


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[1] 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:

24 September

Afternoon – Opening of the symposium

6:30-8:30pm – Reception

25 September

9:00am-6:00pm – Symposium panels


Scientific Committee

  • 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

Symposium Co-organizers

  • Yijia Jing, Fudan University, China
  • Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, COPPEAD-UFRJ and Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Brazil

Read full Symposium Document (PDF)



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.

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