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pai-logoIIAS Member, Public Administration International, would like to inform you about their annual international five-day workshop/study programme called “Integrity in Public Life: Core Values, codes of conduct and conflicts of interest” –

This programme aims to assist participants in developing and introducing practical mechanisms for establishing, promoting and sustaining an ethical infrastructure in the public life of their own countries  and to make a positive contribution to fighting corruption in public life. It is designed for Parliamentarians, senior policy makers and managers in the public sector, Presidential or special advisers, local government officials, representatives from civil society organisations and all those with responsibility for or a special interest in ethics, anti-corruption and good governance.

Their next programme is scheduled for 2 to 6 November 2015 and they are inviting applications from all interested parties.

More information about the programme:

View the Brochure 2015 (opens in a PDF document)



The IIAS participated this week to the work of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The President of IIAS, Mr. prof. Bouckaert and the IIAS Director General, Mr. Rolet Loretan, formed the delegation who actively participated in debates and establishes valuable contacts with the different partners of the Institute.

More about the 15th Session of CEPA on “Building Trust in Government”.



The role and activities of institutions and organizations in public governance has been of great importance throughout history. Extending from high to low politics, public governance has both short and long term effects in the political, security, economic, social and cultural spheres, thereby shaping the environment of our everyday lives.

Examining trends, changes and opportunities in public governance today is particularly important because the vibrant international environment continues to re-emphasize older issues while posing a new set of challenges as well. Managing both types of challenges demands innovative, unprecedented, perhaps even revolutionary approaches from all actors in public governance.

The conference organizers welcome papers from all scholars (including PhD students) addressing topics that fit with the overall conference theme of “rethinking public governance”.

Download the call for paper

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comparative-effectiveness-research-a-bright-future-for-patient-empowerment-The IIAS Study Group on “Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Governance”, in collaboration with the IIAS-Asian Group for  Public Administration conference organiser, proposes to organise papers and panels at the IIAS-AGPA Conference on the third sub-theme of the conference (Enhancing national integrity and public service quality), with a special focus on the use of analytical and managerial tools as well as governance design to enhance the integrity, public trust, and public service quality of the government.

Go to the call for paper

The Study Group on “Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Governance” is one of the study groups of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences, the umbrella organization of different regional public administration associations, including the Asian Group for Public Administration ( The purpose of the study group is to examine the theories, practices, tools, and governance issues related to government performance and to compare the practices and reform strategies of different countries. The co-chairs of the study group are Alfred T. Ho (University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA), Meili Niu (Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China), and Andrew Podger (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia).


Call for papers : IIAS Study Group on Co-production of Public Services Meeting, 2015

Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2015

Download the call for papers in PDF.

More details here.

LIPSE LogoIn collaboration with citizens, companies and societal organizations, governments are exploring new approaches that can produce outcomes that really address the needs of society. This explains the increased attention for issues that refer to processes of social innovation in the public sector. But what are relevant drivers and barriers behind the social innovation capacity in the public sector?

This is one of the questions that are raised by LIPSE: Learning from Innovation in Public Sector Environments, an European Union Seventh Framework funded research project identifying drivers and barriers to successful social innovation in the public sector

The goal of this interactive conference, chaired by the consortium coordinator Victor Bekkers, is to bring together professionals and academics to discuss the latest insights on social innovation in the public sector. There will be ample time for discussion and networking. The conference will take place on February 3-4, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.

You can expect keynote presentations by a representative of the European Commission (to be confirmed) and Mr. Alex Brenninkmeijer, former Dutch Ombudsman and now member of the European Court of Auditors.  Furthermore, the first findings and policy recommendations of our research themes will be discussed during this two day conference:

You will find a preliminary program attached to this invitation.

Participation in the conference is free-of-charge for those personally invited. To register, please send an e-mail to [email protected] by December 10th, 2014. Since we have limited seats (120 persons), we will accept participants in order of registration.

We sincerely hope that you will consider and accept this invitation. In case of questions or requests, please contact Krista Timeus at [email protected] We will continue to post information on the conference, venue & hotel recommendations on our website. To learn more about the LIPSE project, please visit our website

We hope to welcome you in Brussels!

The participating LIPSE universities are:

  • Bocconi University (Italy)
  • Catholic University Leuven (Belgium)
  • Ecole Nationale d’Administration (France)
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
  • ESADE (Spain)
  • Hertie School of Governance (Germany)
  • Matej Bel University (Slovakia)
  • National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (Romania)
  • Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
  • Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)
  • The University of Edinburgh (The United Kingdom)
  • University Roskilde (Denmark)


Vancouver, British Columbia | Aug 7-11, 2015

2015 PNP Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions.

About the PNP Division.

The Public and Nonprofit Division (PNP) of the Academy of Management focuses on multidisciplinary, multi-method research on public and nonprofit organizations.

Relevant Topics for Submission.

All topics relevant to PNP’s interests are welcome, including those related to organizational behavior, decision making, strategy, transparency and accountability, publicness, diversity and inclusion, human resource management, collaboration and conflict, public service and community building, performance measurement and management, public service motives, theories of governance and the social and ethical dimensions of public and non-profit activity. We are also interested in topics of organizational management, processes, social innovation/enterprise, and performance as they relate to public, NGOs/nonprofit organizations. International perspectives and comparisons are encouraged. Submissions related to the 2015 Academy of Management Program theme, Opening Governance, are particularly welcome.

Instructions for Submission.

We seek completed papers and proposals for panels and symposia. The deadline for submissions is January 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM (NY Time) at electronic submissions are accepted.

Questions and comments should be addressed to the PNP Division’s 2015 program chair, Robert K. Christensen, University of Georgia, [email protected]

Please also consider reviewing for this conference by visiting:



The IIAS Study Groups are holding meetings throughout the year, some of them issuing call for papers to further advance their researches.

Three of those Study groups are welcoming your participation:


More Study groups will add their activities to the list.

If you are interested in any of these issues and want to get involved into our lively community of academics and researchers, click on the links, and see how you can contribute to the debates.


The Latin American Group for Public Administration (LAGPA) and the Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) will host on October 13 and 14, the Annual Conference of LAGPA.

The Conference will be structured around three themes for the formation of sequential panels (plenaries), devoted to the critical understanding of ongoing relevant experiences in the region:

1) prospective studies;

2) new institutional and organizational arrangements; and

3) public programs evaluation.

The LAGPA Assembly will close the programme. We are pleased to confirm the presence of Geert Bouckaert and Rolet Loretan, respectively, President and Director General of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS), as well as Michiel de Vries, President of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA).

A Fellowship Dinner, part of the celebrations, will be taking place on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of FGV on October 15.

More information will follow soon.

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