IASIA European Regional Conference

Apr 24 - Apr 25, 2019

8 AM - 6 PM

Lithuania, Kaunas

Corruption, Ethics and Culture in Public Administration

IASIA European Regional Conference


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.”

Corruption is not a new phenomenon and is a term that has many meanings. Tiihonen argues that corruption “is commonly understood to be bribery, and accepting a bribe, and other unjustified influence, by giving and receiving benefits. A usual list of corrupt acts includes bribery, extortion, influence peddling, nepotism, fraud, speed money, and embezzlement” (2003, p.5). Corruption is a phenomenon which undermines public governance and principles of responsible management, and therefore citizens’ life quality and well-being as well as their trust in public officials and institutions. Among others, effective enforcement of public values, institutional ethics and personal honesty and integrity inculcation are a means of containing corruption within acceptable limits (Caiden, 2001).

In the last decades, governments and international institutions and organizations have drafted and formally adopted standards of professional conduct, ethics codes and charters for individuals holding public office (CNFPT and IASIA, 2018). For instance, in  2001 the European Union has adopted “The European Code for Good Administrative Behavior”, and then in 2012, “ The Public service principles for the EU civil service” through the European Ombudsman; similarly in 2013 the United Nations have adopted the “Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service, International Civil Service Commission”, and in 2015 the Sustainable Development Goals where Goal 16 focuses on institutions and several of its targets encouraging the fight against corruption and building effective and transparent institutions which serve the citizens.


Event organizers


The International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) is the specialized entity of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) established in 1961 and is located in Brussels. IASIA is an international/global association, whose mission is to strengthen administrative capacity building around the world, to advance excellence in public administration education and training, and to conduct, discuss, and disseminate cutting-edge scholarly research and "smart practices" on governance and administration.

IASIA provides organizations and individual members from various part of the world, having the same concerns, with the opportunity to consider and advance their interests from a global perspective while taking into account local, regional and national specificities. As a platform for the exchange of knowledge, IASIA makes at once mutual support and assistance more possible and helps serve the needs arising from the increasingly complex environment in which governments and their public services are called on to operate.

KTU is a leading Lithuanian university providing a wide range of studies and closely cooperating with business. The university provides studies of engineering, technologies, physical and social sciences, humanities and arts. The research groups working at KTU contribute to global scientific knowledge by conducing cutting edge interdisciplinary research on the most important questions of current time.



Prof. dr. Michiel De Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Prof. dr. Anna-Maija Lämsä, The University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Mr. Benoît Cathala, Centre National de la Fonction Publique Territoriale, France

Prof. Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Herie School of Governance, Berlin



Registration fees

The early bird rate lasts until March 31st. All prices include:

Participation in the Conference

Opening gala dinner at Gardens by the Bay on June 19!

Mayor’s reception at Raffles Marina on June 20!

Every participant may add up to two accompanying persons, at a price of 150 € each.

# Early Bird Standard
Regular 450 € 500 €
Member 400 € 450 €
Presenter 350 € 400 €
Chair 300 € 300 €


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If you have any questions, please contact Giedrius Žvaliauskas: giedrius.zvaliauskas@ktu.lt


Lithuania is in the Schengen Area.  In countries where Lithuania does not have a diplomatic mission or consular post there is often another EU member state that represents Lithuania and where an application for a visa can be submitted. More information here.

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Lithuanian currency is the Euro. Euro foreign exchange reference rates may vary so foreign delegates are advised to check the daily euro foreign exchange reference rates (published by the European Central Bank) or use the currency converter.


Organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of belongings of participants or their accompanying persons. It is therefore recommended that delegates and accompanying persons arrange for appropriate travel and health insurance before traveling.


Lithuanian is the official language in Lithuania. English and Russian are spoken widely throughout the country. Lithuanian is a very old language. Linguists are particularly interested in Lithuanian because it is considered to be the oldest surviving Indo-European language. It retains many archaic features, which are believed to have been present in the early stages of the Proto-Indo-European language. Lithuanian belongs to the family of Baltic languages. Lithuanian has over 3 million speakers worldwide, the majority of them being in Lithuania. Here you will find some useful Lithuanian phrases.


No vaccines are mandatory.


Tap water is purified and 100% safe to drink. Bottled water is available at all supermarkets and cafes.