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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
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Invitation to the IPSA International Conference “Decentralization Policies: Reshuffling the Scene”, Dubrovnik, 7-11 May, 2015

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Institute for Public Administration has pleasure to invite you to international conference “Decentralization Policies: Reshuffling the Scene”, which is going to be held in Dubrovnik between 7 and 11 May, 2015. The Conference is organized in cooperation with the International Political Science Association (IPSA), Croatian Political Science Association, Faculty of Law in Zagreb - Study Centre for Public Administration and Public Finance and Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb.

For more information about the goals, main topics and content of the Conference, organizers of the Conference, participation, deadline for submission of papers, as well as for technical detail and contacts of organizers, please see the attached invitation.

Invitation to the Conference

Conference “Does Croatia need agencies? Regulation and privatization at the national, regional and local levels”, Zagreb, 16 November 2012

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On the 16th November 2012, Croatian Institute of Public Administration organized a conference titled Does Croatia need agencies? Regulation and privatization of public services at the national, regional and local levels at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.

Editors of the Conference were Professor Ivan Koprić, Assistant Professor Anamarija Musa and Assistant Professor Vedran Đulabić from the Department of Administrative Science, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb.

The Conference was organized in four panels, and began with welcoming notes of Ms Jasminka Trzun, representing the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Ivan Koprić, representing the Institute of Public Administration and Zoran Pičuljan, PhD, representing the Ministry of Public Administration, highlighting the importance of reorganization and repositioning of the agencies in the Croatian public administration system and expressing the hope that some useful solutions for all those interested in agencies would be crystallized in the presentations.

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Conference "20th Anniversary of Diplomacy of the Republic of Croatia", Zagreb, 18 June 2012

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On the occasion of Croatian Diplomacy Day, the Association of Croatian Diplomats and the Institute of Public Administration organized the diplomatic conference entitled "20th Anniversary of Diplomacy of the Republic of Croatia". The conference was held on 18 June 2012 in the premises of the Old City Hall in Zagreb.

The conference was opened by the president of the Association of Croatian Diplomats Nives Malenica, who has shortly explained the tasks and objectives of this newly formed association. Vedran Đulabić, PhD, welcomed the attendees on the behalf of the co-organizer of the conference, the Institute of Public Administration. Zdravko Mršić, MSc, as the first Croatian Minister of Foreign Affairs explained the problems that Croatian diplomacy faced at the moment of its emergence in 1990. Vesna Pusić, PhD, Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, stressed that Croatian diplomacy is facing a number of challenges, caused also by the fact that Croatia is entering the European Union in the time of crisis. Due to the great tasks ahead of Croatia, but also because the diplomacy has special importance for small countries, it is necessary to provide high quality and professionalism of Croatian diplomatic service. Therefore, the Minister has particularly stressed the importance of cooperation between the Association of Croatian Diplomats and the Institute of Public Administration.

The conference was divided into three thematic panels. The first panel was devoted to the question of the meaning of diplomatic profession and its current challenges, the second panel had the task to explain the tasks of the European External Action Service (EEAS) and to determine what is the perspective of Croatian diplomacy as a part of the EEAS. Finally, the third panel discussed the issues of public diplomacy and how to effectively brand the country and improve cultural and economic diplomacy.

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