2016

Invitation - International Conference “Looking Beyond the Crises: Impact of Mass Migrations on the Local, Regional, National and EU Governance”, 11-14 May 2017, Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Institute of Public Administration announces the international conference “Looking Beyond the Crises: Impact of Mass Migrations on the Local, Regional, National and EU Governance”, which will be held in Dubrovnik between 11 and 14 May, 2017.

The Conference is organized in collaboration and with the support from the International Political Science Association (IPSA), Study Centre for Public Administration and Public Finances of the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, and Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb.

For more information about the general aim and topics of the Conference, selection procedure, submission of papers and important deadlines please see the
Conference website.

New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 2/2016 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued. 

The new issue of the journal contains six scientific papers of which three written in English and three in Croatian. Within first thematic bloc Aleksandra Maksimovska i Aleksandar Stojkov are writing about social responsiveness and service performance of local governments in the case of Macedonia, while Romea Manojlović focuses on the organizational size as a determining factor of performance and quality measurement. Second thematic bloc on public services contains three papers. Mauricio Covarrubias, Adriana Plasencia Diaz and Mauricio Covarrubias Romero write about decentralisation and governance of the education system in Mexico, Desanka Servan focuses on water management as a factor of territorial integration of local units, and Kristijan Karajić is preoccupied with management of archival institutions and programmes. The last thematic block contains a paper on constitutionality and legality control over independent regulatory bodies written by Josip Vučković.

Alongside the scientific articles, this issue contains court and administrative practice of Supreme Administrative court of Croatia and of Ministry of Finance, and a glossary written by Teo Giljević. Finally, a number of news and information about relevant conferences and round tables is published as well.

First meeting of the COST Project Working Group Local Public Sector Reforms: An International Comparison, Zagreb, 27 - 28 June 2016

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As part of the COST international network (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), a two-day meeting of the first working group (WG1 External (Post) NPM) operating under the Project Local Public sector Reforms: An International Comparison (ISCH COST Action IS1207) was held on 27 and 28 June 2016 at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. Before this workshop in Zagreb, the authors have honed their papers according to the guidelines for their standardization, previously compiled by professors Koprić, Marcou and Wollmann in preparation of a new book on the evaluation of local and regional public services reforms.

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New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 1/2016 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued. 

The new issue of the journal contains six scientific papers referring to the topic of decentralization, five of which are written in English and one in Croatian. In their paper, Koenraad De Ceuninck and Herwig Reynaert deal with central-local relations in Flanders, Anto Bajo, Irena Klemenčić and Marko Primorac are writting about asymmetric decentralisation in some European Union member states, while Ieva Vezbergaite gives a comparative analysis of decentralisation policies, subnational autonomy and federal executive power in Brazil and Mexico. Bogoljub Milosavljević and Jelena Jerinić analyze the status of Serbian towns in the light of recent efforts towards a national decentralisation strategy, Dejan Vučetić deals with the question of decentralisation of city administration and competences of decentralised city units, while Muhamed Mujakić provides an analysis of constitutional position and territorial organisation of local self-government in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Besides the scientific articles, this issue contains views on relevant political and social events in Croatia in 2014, book review, court and administrative practice of Administrative court in Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Osijek. Finally, a number of news and information about relevant conferences, round tables and lectures is published as well.

The third theoretical round table: Social clientelism and "contradictory social mosaic" as a framework for the development of public policies in Croatia, Zagreb, 1 June 2016

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Institute of Public Administration organized its third scientific debate in the field of public administration intended for all its members - academics, professors, assistants, PhD students and graduate students of public administration, political science, law, social work, economics and other social sciences, but also to experts-practitioners of public sector employees, who want to expand their existing knowledge and apply it to gain new insights into their daily duties.

Head theoretical debates is Ph.D., Gordana Marčetić the Department of Administrative Science Faculty of Law in Zagreb.

The idea and the goal of this type of round table is an exchange of know-how on a particular topic from a scientific standpoint. Modern theoretical and doctrinal orientations, concepts and frameworks discussed at the round table are necessary in modern economic and social conditions in European countries for understanding and/or interpretation of the organization and functioning of the public administration. Round tables are structured in a way that one speaker (usually a member of the academic community) holds a presentation on a specific topic, after which the audience makes comments and the discussion follows.

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NISPAcee Conference „Spreading Standards, Building Capacities: European Administrative Space in Progress“, Zagreb, 19-21 May 2016

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Networks of Schools and Institutes of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee) held its 24th Annual Conference on in Zagreb, Croatia. The Conference was hosted by the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. The main objective of this year's Conference was to bring together renowned scholars, researchers, experts and professionals, students and other participants to present conceptual papers, research results and other papers and presentations on the importance, driving factors and impacts of the European Administrative Space (EAS) that emerge throughout Europe and its neighbouring areas and to share knowledge about administrative capacities throughout Europe and the region, and the concrete ways to boost them in the countries of the NISPAcee region.

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New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 4/2015 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued. 

The new issue of the journal contains seven scientific papers of which three written in English and four in Croatian. Within first thematic bloc Šprela Zagorc writes about the institute of decision-making within a reasonable time in administrative procedures. Second thematic bloc - public finances and accounting - comprises three papers. Tatjana Jovanović is focusing on public sector accounting in Slovenia and Croatia, while Tereza Rogić Lugarić is preocuppied with the question of tax secrecy. In his paper, Stjepan Gadžo writes about the position of public bodies in new Croatian system of value added tax . Within thematic bloc administraive theory three papers are published. In his paper, Teo Giljević writes about the influence of organizational environment on administrative coordination, Mirko Pečarič is focused on a heterarchic model of good governance, while Danijel Baturina examines civil society in the context of europeanization.

Alongside the scientific articles, this issue contains views on reform of local and regional self-government, book review, court and administrative practice of Supreme Administrative court of Croatia, Administrative court in Rijeka and Croatian regulatory authority for network industries. Finally, a number of news and information about relevant conferences and round tables is published as well.

Call is open for the 2016 Croatian Institute of Public Administration research grant

Croatian Institute of Public Administration is a non-profit association of scientists and experts interested in public administration and connecting scientific disciplines. The Institute was established in 1997 and has its headquarters in Zagreb. Its members are active in international scientific community. The Institute has recently decided to award one research grant for young researchers from abroad on a yearly basis, in order to strengthen international scientific and research cooperation and to promote researching Croatian public administration within the broader European scientific community.

The grant aims to support comparative researches within the European Administrative Space, and is intended for young researchers (up to 35 years of age), preferably PhD candidates or post-doctoral fellows from abroad. It amounts to 850 euros and covers various expenses connected with research, travel and accommodation in Croatia. It is expected that the researcher will stay in Croatia and cooperate with the Institute’s members for at least one week in the course of 2016. The Institute and the researcher will sign a contract about grant and research.

The deadline for the 2016 call is April, 30th, 2016.

The proposed research must have a clear European comparative dimension.

The research proposal should be of demonstrably excellent quality.

Candidates should work in a European country (Council of Europe members), but are not required to have a European nationality.

The 2016 call is open to young researchers who are presently enrolled in a postdoctoral programme of any kind and who have defended their thesis after January 1st, 2011.

The application should be in English.

A grant application must contain title of research, main idea and hypotheses, theoretical frame and methodology, and a detailed research plan. The research is expected to include a comparison with respective aspects of public administration in at least one country different than Croatia. The research will include collecting empirical data in Croatia. It is expected that the researcher will have submitted at least one scientific paper for publication in the international scholarly journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration by the end of 2016. The last one third of the grant will be paid to researcher after her/his paper is accepted for publication.
An applicant has to attach her/his CV (two pages maximum) and a list of publications, presentations at conferences, and other relevant results. Candidates ought to supply the names of two scientists and their emails in support of the nomination. The Institute will contact them directly and there is no need for an applicant to ask them for support letters.

A selection Committee will evaluate the applications and select the Awardee. If applications are assessed as unsuitable, there is no obligation of the Institute to award a grant or to give special explanations.

Please submit your application in the PDF form with all necessary attachments and information electronically via email attachment to admin@iju.hr.

The results will be published on the Institute’s website.

Professor Dr. Ivan Koprić winner of the Alena Brunovska Award for 2016

President of the Institute of Public Administration, Professor Dr. Ivan Koprić has been selected as the winner of the Alena Brunovska Award for the year 2016 based on the decision of the NISPAcee Award Selection Committee. He has been selected on the basis of his accomplishments in teaching excellence and leadership in pedagogy as well as your contributions to the practice of public administration and applied research. The Award ceremony will be held during the NISPAcee Annual Conference in Zagreb, on Thursday morning, May 19, 2016, in the opening plenary session.

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"Croatian and Comparative Public Administration" - call for subscription in 2016

Institute for Public Administration invites you to subscribe for the periodical “Croatian and Comparative Public Administration” in 2016. Periodical “Croatian and Comparative Public Administration” is the first and only periodical in Croatia specialised for the public administration topics, established in 1999. The periodical is published quarterly, and besides scientific papers, it includes book reviews, the review of court decisions and practices of administration bodies, as well as news related to scientific and professional community.

The annual subscription for 2015 (4 issue in volume) is 150,00 EUR and you can order it through our
subscription form. For any further information related to subscription, please contact us through our contact form or by e-mail to: petra.djurman@iju.hr

New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 3/2015 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued.

The new issue of the journal contains papers dealing with the local services provision. This thematic bloc contains six scientific papers written in English. Lisheng Dong and Xuanhui Liu deal with public service reform in China, Torsten Seidel and Timo Vakkuri write about quasi-market arrangements in local public transportation in Germany and Finland, while Lisheng Dong, Qun Cui and Tom Christensen in their paper focus on the local public services provision in China. Juraj Nemec, Jana Soukopová and Beata Mikušová Meričková are preoccupied with economic aspects of the municipal waste management in Czech Republic and Slovakia, Christopher J. Smith and Daniel Rauhut are dealing with the Commission ‘activism’ in the implementation convergence of Social Services of General Interest in the EU, while Primož Pevcin and Iztok Rakar in their paper focus on legal, organisational, economic and financial aspects of local public services in Slovenia.

Alongside the scientific articles, this issue contains court practice of the Administrative court in Rijeka, a number of news and information about relevant conferences and round tables and a glossary written by Jasmina Džinić.