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The Future of Local Government in Europe. Lessons from Research and Practice in 31 Countries”

(Schwab/Bouckaert/Kuhlmann 2017, Nomos: Baden-Baden) has been published.

It is also available for free download here: https://www.nomos-elibrary.de/10.5771/9783845280639/the-future-of-local-government-in-europe

Over recent decades, local governments in Europe have come increasingly under pressure facing a multitude of old and new challenges. Consequently, a wave of political and administrative reforms aimed at coping with these pressures has changed local governance in many nations. Local governments are not only responsible for efficient administration, high-quality services and a legally correct execution of laws, but also for ensuring legitimacy, democratic participation, accountability and trust – often under the conditions of austerity. This volume presents research findings of an international project on local public sector reforms in 31 countries and derives advice for policymakers to shape the future of local governments in Europe. The authors address basic reform areas and key features of local governance like autonomy, performance and participation. The book targets academics, students and practitioners interested in (the future of) local government.

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In addition, EGPA Executive Secretary, Fabienne Maron, has interviewed Prof. Sabine Kuhlmann, Chair of the Action  during the COST closing session. She invites you to read the new publication on the future of Local Government in Europe and the lessons learned from this long-term project.

05 Apr 2017

Fellows in Rio Program

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FGV-rioFGV DIREITO RIO is pleased to announce the fourth edition of our Fellows in Rio program! 

The program is an annual fellowship grant provided by FGV Direito Rio to support a select group of highly qualified doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and professors working in areas related to the School’s research centers (Centre for Justice and Society/CJUS, Centre for Technology and Society/CTS  and Centre for Research in Law and Economics/CPDE). 

We seek to offer economic and intellectual resources to support insightful and promising young legal scholars from all over the world. 

Additional information on the program is currently available at our website: http://direitorio.fgv.br/fellowship-program-for-doctoral-candidates-and-post-doc-researchers;

Regarding selection process, eligibility, application documents and fellowship grant, information can be found under our call for applications here:

http://direitorio.fgv.br/sites/direitorio.fgv.br/files/u98/edital_fellows_in_rio_en_2017-2018_17_03_17.pdf 

Please note that application deadline for Fellows in Rio 2017-2018 is April 30, 2017.

The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) announces the opening of the Call for applications for its European Public Sector Award – EPSA 2017. Applications can be submitted until 13 April 2017.

They are inviting innovative and efficient performers from the public sector across Europe to present their work, to learn from and share with their peers, and to become part of an extensive European network of public sector excellence.

Under the overarching theme “An Innovative Public Sector in 2017 – New Solutions to Complex Challenges”, EPSA 2017 seeks to showcase and reward those cases submitted by public administrations which have demonstrated an innovative approach to public service delivery and policy-making to the increasingly complex, difficult to address and often multi-dimensional challenges faced by the public sector in Europe.

The award scheme is open to European public sector institutions from all administrative levels, as well as public sector enterprises, agencies and public-private partnerships. The lead applicant must be a public sector institution or authority – other applicants in a consortium, can for example be private companies, semi-public institutions, NGOs, universities or training institutions.

For further information about EPSA 2017 and how to submit your online application(s), please consult www.epsa2017.eu or get directly in touch with the EPSA 2017 team at EIPA:

Email: [email protected]

17 Feb 2017

The IIAS has Moved !

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It’s a new chapter for the IIAS as on Tuesday February 21st, we have moved from our offices at rue Defacqz where the Institute and its entities had their headquarter for over 30 years.

Our new address is :

6th Floor, C Block 

Rue du Commerce 96

BE-1040 Brussels

We look forward to greeting you at the Institute’s new home. 

 

The course has been developed by the World Bank Group in collaboration with Korea Development Institute, and is taught by prominent representatives of academic and research institutions in South Korea and the United States.

The course is available on EDx and enrollment is open until February 13th and is free of charge. 

South Korea presents a compelling story of economic growth. It’s one of few countries that made the transition from a resource-poor, low-income nation to a high-income economy in only three decades. It offers a model for developing countries and in this MOOC, leading experts will explain how South Korea achieved this outcome by implementing an export-led industrial strategy.

This course examines South Korea’s past developmental experience as well as its current strategy and policy initiatives to overcome global and domestic challenges, and sustain economic growth into the 21st century. You’ll have an opportunity to consider and discuss institutional and policy lessons applicable to the developmental challenges facing your own countries.

The course will be of interest to all those wanting to learn how South Korea was transformed into a high-income, with the help of a highly skilled workforce, and the development of high-end manufacturing and services sectors. Also of great interest is Korea’s creation of a futuristic city, Songdo, equipped with smart and green technologies. This MOOC will be of particular interest to policymakers involved in economic development.

To enroll to the course, please go to: https://www.edx.org/course/kee01x-korea-economic-development-wbgx#! 

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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.

During the IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress in Chengdu, the Presidents of IIAS and IASIA were elected for their respective three years terms.

Geert Bouckaert from KU Leuven, Belgium,  was re-elected as IIAS President by the general Assembly.

Bianor Cavalcanti from the Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil, was elected IASIA Board of Management. He succeeds to Michiel S. de Vries who will remain in the Board as immediate past president and the IIAS/IASIA wishes to express its gratitude for his services at the head of the Association.

Congratulations to Geert and Bianor.

 

The 50% discount on IIAS’s “Public Administration Today”  Series ends on September 30th. Do not let this offer pass you by!

Members of the IIAS benefit from 50% off of the following book : Democratic Governance, Public Administration and Poverty Alleviation.

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The Executive Editors of Developments in Administration – The e-journal of IIAS, IASIA and regional groups are pleased to inform you that the first issue of the e-journal is now available.

This e-journal aims at expanding knowledge about developments in the public administration and public sector in countries and regions not extensively covered in the major journals in Public Administration and this issue issue covers countries and topics such a Sustainable development, alternative public service deliveries, decision-making in times of crisis in Brazil, public service quality and perception in Qatar and public service failures in Nigeria and Ghana.

Developments in Administration is only available electronically. You can download the whole journal as a PDF document, or choose to read individual article (as a PDF or on the website).

We hope that you will find this new publication initiative enriching and if you would like to contribute to the next issue, do not hesitate to read the journal’s focus and requirements.

The executive editors : Juraj Nemec, Michiel de Vries and Robert Fouchet

15 07 / 2016 There are no tags 0 comments

Flag_of_France.svgAfter other senseless terrorist attacks in Turkey, Iraq and Bangladesh, the IIAS family is mourning once again for the victims after the attack in Nice. We would like to express our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and heartfelt thoughts to those who have been injured. We stand in solidarity with the government and people of France.


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