The 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference was organised in co-operation with the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi on the main conference theme: Public Administration for Well-being and Growth. The conference held in Iasi, Romania on May 24-26, 2018 was attended by almost 180 participants from 31 countries from all over the world. These included 23 CEE countries covered by NISPAcee institutional membership. Keynote presentation was delivered by Salvador Parrado, Spanish Distance Learning University, Madrid, Spain.


Conference sessions and meetings were divided into sessions on the main conference theme, ten research working groups meetings on topics: Local Government, e-Government, Public Administration Reform, Regional Development and Inter-regional Cooperation, Public Finance and Public Finance Management, Public Policy Analysis Development Issues, Public Administration Education in Transition, Change and Uncertainty, Non-Governmental Organizations in Central and Eastern Europe; six thematically focused panels and a general session which included presentation of highly relevant research finding which didn’t fit to topics of other sessions.


Within a pre-conference programme, NISPAcee hosted the 20th Anniversary Workshop of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (JCPA: affiliated with a partner scholarly society, the JCPA-Forum. And for the seventh time, NISPAcee included a special preconference programme for young researchers: PhD Seminar "How to Improve Your Research and Paper”.


Awards in 5 categories were presented to distinguished winners: Alena Brunovská Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration, Mzia Mikeladze PhD Thesis, Best Comparative Paper Award , NISPAcee Best Graduate Student Paper and NISPAcee Merit Award.




NISPAcee run several projects financed by external donor organizations:

Effective Project Management in the Water Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Implementation of the EU tendering procedures – supported by SlovakAid (2016 – 2018 ).

PRACTIC - From Policy Design to Policy Practice in the European Integration Context cofinanced by EC ERASMUS+ Jean Monnet Action – Jean Monnet Project (2018 – 2021).

PAQUALITY- Public Administration Education Quality Enhancement co-financed by European Commission ERASMUS+ (2018 – 2021).

NISPAcee Press published in 2018:

The NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy Volume X, Number 2, Winter 2017/2018.

The NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy

Special issue: Public Administration Reforms in Central and Eastern Europe.

Volume XI, Number 1, Summer 2018.

Public Administration: Reflection, Relevance and Readiness, Edited by Michiel S. de Vries, Gerda van Dijk, Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu.

Quarterly NISPAcee e-News – 4 issues.

Prof. Gyorgy HAJNAL, President of NispaCee