IIAS Governance Week
29 January-1 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium
The statutory meetings, which are regularly held in the spring in Brussels, will be combined with a world-class event on public governance bringing together leading thinkers and partners in the field to delve into latest developments in public governance. Other than the customary statutory meetings for the three entities that are managed directly by the IIAS Secretariat in Brussels, the 4 day-long event will feature workshops around the internal and external governance of IIAS and its entities. These workshops will be open to partners of IIAS from other learned societies and international organizations partners (EC, UN, OECD, ETF, etc.). Workshop titles include i. Open Access in scientific publishing with the participation of our publishers (Sage & Palgrave), and representatives of Open Access regulators and lobby groups; ii. A workshop on accreditation of PA programs with participation of leading accreditation agencies in the world including NASPAA, EAPPA and ICAPA; iii. A roundtable of leading learned societies in the field to debate common agendas for public administration and governance; iv. Funding for research and capacity building in PA worldwide; v. financial management of IIAS and similar learned societies; vi. IIAS Scientific management. Few workshops will be restricted and by invitation only, namely the one on IIAS budget, publications & events for 2019, and presidential hearings as 2019 will be the year of elections for all IIAS entities. The climax of the event will be at the Royal Academy of Belgium and will feature a keynote from a high-ranking public official from the Belgian government or the European Commission alongside prominent members of the IIAS network including Presidents of its entities.
IIAS Research Academy
25 February-1 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Improve your Skills and your Profile for the Future
The International Institute of Administrative Sciences will organize the first edition of its Research and Professional Development Academy in Brussels from 25 February to 1st March 2019.
The IIAS Research and Professional Development Academy (IIAS Academy) aims to provide PhD Students, young researchers and young professionals (later stage of their PhD thesis or early stage in their professional life) from different regions of the world with an opportunity to develop their capacity to publish, write proposals, seek research grants, establish contact with Brussels-based institutions and start collaborations with other participants.
The idea is for participants to share their research experience in Public Administration/ Management (and related domains) and discuss their early plans/experience of integrating professional life. A key vehicle for this integration is how to use the results of their thesis work to set forward their professional careers.
Junior participants will have an opportunity to mingle with each other and senior professionals and share their experiences of early stage career development. The key objective of the IIAS Academy are:
- Orient young professionals towards further developing their careers in different contexts: academia, public sector, and international organisations;
- Provide participants with an opportunity to network with representatives from leading universities, Brussels-based local public organizations (ministries, agencies,..), multinationals (consulting companies);
- Visit with national, regional and international organisations (EC, UN, and INGOs) to have better insights on the inner workings of those organisations, related career opportunities as well as career development paths that harness the link with the different types of organisations;
- Offer participants the opportunity to assess their individual competencies and skills for career development and develop them accordingly.
Dates : 25 February 2019 - 1st March 2019
Venue : IIAS Headquarters
Rue du Commerce, 96 6th Floor - Block C
B- 1040 Brussels, BELGIUM Phone: + 32 2 536 08 80
Please send your complete application file to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadlines for application : 4 February 2019 – Extended to 11 February 2019
CALL-FOR-APPLICATIONS : (attached file)
REGISTRATION : Link
PROGRAMME : Link
Bio Chairs & Speakers : attached file
practical information : attached file
IASIA European Regional Conference
Kaunas, Lithuania, 24-25 April 2019
The International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) and Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) are organizing an IASIA Regional Conference to be held on 24- 25 April 2019 in Kaunas, Lithuania. The conference will bring together practitioners, academics, PhD students and researchers in public administration and management, as well as contributors from any other disciplines who will exchange their research findings and insights from practical experience on the following theme ”Corruption, Ethics and Culture in Public Administration.” The deadline for abstract submission is the 1st February 2019.
To date, the confirmed keynote speakers are:
Prof. dr. Michiel De Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Prof. dr. Anna-Maija Lämsä, The University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Prof. dr. Bo Rothstein, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Mr. Benoît Cathala, Centre National de la Fonction Publique Territoriale, France
The accepted and presented full papers will be considered for publication in International Journal of Public Leadership (Emerald Publishing, Emerging Sources Citation Index Clarivate Analytics), Public Policy and Administration (SCOPUS) or European Integration Studies (Emerging Sources Citation Index, New Edition of WoS).
Call available at the following Link
IIAS- Lien Conference 2019
Singapore, 18-21 June, 2019
The IIAS-Lien 2019 Conference will take place at the Arc Learning Hub (Arc@NTU), in the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 18 to 21 June, 2019. This conference is jointly organised by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS). This is the first time two leading international flagship events of the IIAS and the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA) at NTU will be held together on a single platform. The 2019 theme on “Effective, Accountable and Inclusive Governance” reflects the emerging consensus at United Nations level on good governance and corresponds to the 4th Industrial revolution. The Call-for-Tracks published in November 2018 has attracted some 20 proposals on social innovation, inclusive development, capacity building, knowledge transfer, Industry 4.0, the Belt & Road Initiative, strategic management & leadership, good governance in Asia, public administration theory in comparative perspective, public–private partnership, etc. We are expecting more than 400 delegates from all over the world coming for this event. A welcome dinner will be hosted on 19th June at the Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s iconic multi-award winning horticultural attraction which spans 101 hectares of reclaimed land in the Central Region. As 2019 also marks modern Singapore’s Bicentennial anniversary, it would be a great time to visit Singapore and to exchange our knowledge and ideas at this nexus of global encounters. We look forward to welcoming you to this conference.
IASIA Conference 2019:
Lisbon, Portugal, 22-26 July, 2019
The 2019 IASIA Conference will be organized by the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration in close cooperation with ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). The conference will take place at the campus of ISCTE-IUL on July 22-26. The main conference theme will be ‘Public Administration’s Missions and Goals for the Achievement of the SDGs.”
The choice of this theme reflects the awareness that public administration must have a significant contribution to the construction of a good society, where the values underlying the SDGs are a key issue. For this, it is essential to promote the analysis and discussion of the most significant questions at stake in order to find solutions that guarantee a reform of public administration where structures, procedures and, in general, the practices of public servants conform to the assumed values.
As usual, the conference aims at bringing together practitioners, academics, PhD students and young researchers in public administration and management, as well as contributors from any other disciplines who will exchange on current and ongoing topics and concerns during the various sessions.
ISCTE-IUL has made a notable investment in public administration over the last few years and is today the reference school in this area in Portugal. It also has modern and functional facilities that allow the best hosting of the conference.
The preparatory work for the conference in 2018 is underway and is expected to draw a large crowd.
LAGPA Conference 2019
Quito, Ecuador, 2-3 September, 2019
The Latin American Group for Public Administration (LAGPA), a regional expression of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS), organizes, sponsored by the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales (IAEN) - Ecuador, the Universidad del Valle de Cali - Colombia, and supported by Fundação Getulio Vargas - Brazil, the 2019 LAGPA Annual Conference, to be held in Quito, Ecuador, on September 2nd and 3rd, 2019.
The themes to be discussed during the event are to be defined by LAGPA President and the Local Organizer Committee (LOC).
EGPA Conference 2019
Belfast, Northern Ireland, 9-13 September 2019
It is a great honour to welcome the 2019 Annual Conference of Europe’s leading forum for the study of public administration and policy to Queen’s University Belfast in 2019. Regular participants in EGPA Conferences will be familiar with the intellectual stimulation, collegiality, dynamism and sheer enjoyment that is their hallmark. These are themes my colleagues and I on the Local Organising Committee are keen to maintain in this year’s gathering
In proposing Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) as a venue to host the Conference to the EGPA Steering Committee, we were keen to emphasise the importance of the EGPA community engaging with more peripheral parts of Europe. Equally, it is important to profile our discipline in universities where public administration is an emerging rather than established field of academic inquiry. Indeed our Local Organising Committee reflects the diversity of disciplines and perspectives contributing to the study of public administration at QUB, with members coming from the Schools of Law, Management, and History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.
The theme of this year’s conference – Public Administration across Borders – is inspired by global developments as much as European ones. We live in a time of re-bordering and border shifting, both virtual and real, and public administration research has an important role to play in how we understand and shape this transnational development. EGPA comes to Belfast at a time of particular significance for European borders in the context of Brexit, with Northern Ireland finding itself at the centre of debates about the future of UK-EU relationships.
Northern Ireland is itself a polity of significance for scholars of public administration, with its unique system of devolved and consociational governance presenting distinctive challenges for the local bureaucracy. Its local governing arrangements are part of a broader set of institutions providing for cross-border North-South relationships between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and East-West relationships between the islands of Britain and Ireland.
Belfast is an exciting, vibrant and inexpensive city that has been completely transformed over the twenty years since the signing of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement in 1998 that brought about these new governing arrangements. To ensure delegates experience the best of the city during their visit, we are pleased to incorporate two iconic venues into the programme – the beautiful Belfast City Hall and the world famous Titanic Visitor Centre. And there is an awful lot more to see and do when you are here!
So, once again, we are delighted to host this year’s EGPA Annual Conference and to provide the forum and opportunity for scholars from across Europe and the globe to share ideas, develop new partnerships, build our PA research community and of course enjoy each other’s company.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to Belfast next September!
Prof. Muiris MacCarthaigh, Queen’s University Belfast
Local Organising Committee of EGPA 2019
IASIA MIDDLE EAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Doha, Qatar, dates tbc (Early October 2019)
The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI), the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) and the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) will organize a regional seminar on “HR Capacity Development for Achieving National Development Agendas” on May 1-2, 2019.
In July 2008, the State of Qatar adopted the Qatar National Vision 2030 aiming at achieving a sustainable economic, social, human and environmental development while modernizing and preserving its values and traditions (General Secretariat for Development Planning, 200). The implementation of national strategies is challenging in both developing and developed countries and as such requires highly skilled human resources and competent leadership. In the case of Qatar, one of the main pillars of the abovementioned vision is Human Capacity Development which aims at preparing current and future generations to take on coming challenges such as the organization of FIFA World Cup to take place in Qatar in 2022, as well as to prepare Qatari nationals to increase their contribution in the country and assume a leading role in tomorrow’s world. Achieving the objectives set in national development strategies such as Qatar National Vision 2030 requires conducting top-quality research and delivering the same quality education and training. In this regard, national public and private education and training institutions are encouraged to develop cooperation with international leading universities and research centers as well as international organizations in order to fulfil their mission: develop human capacity and produce top-quality knowledge that could be used by both the private and public sectors.
In line with the above, the organizers of the seminar invite participants to submit their proposals on the following sub-themes:
Human resources are at the core of public and private organizations. A highly qualified, motivated and capable personnel is key to responding adequately to current challenges and preparing the future of a country. To this end, high-quality education and training is essential in building human resources that are able to turn the vision, policy, objectives and goals of an institution or government into reality. Furthermore, an appropriate management of human resources, a merit-based recruitment system as well as policy that retains talents and skilled employees is crucial when implementing national policies and agendas.
The rapid economic growth and, consequently, the labor shortages have pushed in the past years the Qatari authorities to employ a significant number of expatriate workers, thus increasing the ratio of expatriates in the labor force and population of Qatar. Hence, through the concept of qatarization, the authorities aim to develop a skilled Qatari workforce through education and training; thus, as planned in Qatar National Vision 2030, the country intends to invest in and prepare human capital to take greater responsibility in key positions within public and private institutions (https://www.qf.org.qa/content/about/jobs/qatarization).
The realization of projects and national strategies such as the organization of World Cup 2022 and Qatar National Vision 2030 requires a significant amount of planning and audacious leadership. If setting goals and missions, providing a clear sense of direction and being committed to achieve results are some of the key features of leadership, leaders must also have the ability to communicate with their colleagues and employees, motivate them, and prove they are credible and trustworthy (Aguilar, 2013).
PPPs are long-term contracts/projects between private and public institutions. Thus, a private company replaces a public institution in providing citizens with goods and/or services. In this instance, the private entity is in charge of managing the service, it usually bears the risk and is remunerated in function of its performance (https://pppknowledgelab.org/). That being said, there are potential benefits and risks associated with PPPs. While PPPs enable the delivery of services which can no longer be provided by public institutions, the implementation of these projects is often slower and costlier than planned, thus increasing the cost of services delivered to citizens and raising questions over the management and effectiveness of such projects (European Court of Auditors, 2018). As gas and oil prices have decreased in the last years, Qatar has intensified its efforts to further develop PPP projects by adapting the legislation and inviting prestigious national and international companies to participate in these projects. In fact, several of these projects concern the construction of stadiums and additional infrastructure in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar (https://www.sc.qa/en/news/qatar-unveils-spectacular-design-lusail-stadium-%E2%80%93-proposed-venue-2022-fifa-world-cup%E2%84%A2-final).
In today’s world, highly specialized human resources, data and information flows as well as knowledge production are key to innovation, economic development and welfare of a nation (Cooke and Leydesdorff, 2006). As a result, many advanced economies are becoming more and more dependent on knowledge and information, thus shaping new socio-economic models and highlighting the significant role of the connection between various stakeholders. Up till now, Qatar’s economy and development have been highly dependent on oil and gas resources; however the country aims through Qatar National vision 2030 to diversify the economy by switching to a knowledge-based model (GSPD, 2008). To ensure that this transformation is a success, the government of Qatar plans to develop research, educational and training capabilities of the highest quality which are able to cooperate or compete with their peer institutions at global level.
MENAPAR Conference 2019
Ifrane, Morocco, Dates tbd (Late October 2019)
The MENAPAR will organize its fourth bienal conference in Ifrane, Morocco in partnership with the UCLG-A (United Council of Local Governments-Africa) and the African Local Governments Academy (ALGA). This conference has a special significance because it coincides with the MENAPAR becoming a regional member of IIAS (for the Arab región) and having been registered as an international NGO in Belgium. The dates (usually the last week of October) will be discussed during the MENAPAR Board meeting in Brussels, Belgium at the conclusión of the IIAS Governance week. The theme of this year’s MENAPAR will be “Public Administration as enabler of south-south cooperation” to be on line with the SDGs.
Bali, Indonesia, 11-14 November, 2019
During its last meeting in Manila, Philippines on November 25th, 2018, the AGPA steering committee, upon proposition of AGPA President-nominee, Prof. Eko Prasojo, decided to hold the next AGPA Conference in Bali, Indonesia on November 11-14. The theme of the conference will be communicated soon.