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Europeanization of public administration and policy:
sharing values, norms and practices


4-7 April 2013
Dubrovnik, Croatia


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Ph.D. Workshop, 15,00 - 19,15


Chair:
Dr Ana Petek, senior research assistant, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Session 1: 15.00-16.15

Discussants: Professor Dr Nina Belyaeva, National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Russia and Professor Emeritus Dr Michael Hill, Brighton University, UK

Papers:

  1. Marko Kovačić, PhD candidate, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia: "How much does civil society matter? Building a model for assessing the impact of civil society in youth policy-making"
  2. Aida Liha, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia: "Institutional adjustment to the EU regional policy in the pre-accession phase in Croatia"
Coffee break: 16.15-16.30 (CAAS ATRIUM)

Session 2: 16.30-17.45

Discussants: Professor Dr John Halligan, ANZSOG Institute for Governance, University of Canberra, AustraliaProfessor Dr Peter L. Hupe, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands,

Papers:
  1. Jasmina Džinić, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb: "The Impact of quality improvement instruments on organizational learning in administrative organizations"
  2. Teo Giljević, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb: "Impact of autonomy of administrative organization on the level of inter-organizational coordination"
Coffee break: 17.45-18.00 (CAAS ATRIUM)

Session 3: 18.00-19.15

Discussants: Professor Dr Peter L. Hupe, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Papers:

  1. Nikola Baketa, PhD candidate, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia: "The effects of the European higher education initiatives on the national policy making - Case study of Croatia"
  2. Anka Kekez Koštro, PhD candidate, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia: "Clientelism, governance and administrative reforms: Implementation of social policy in Croatia"

Friday, 5 April 2013


8.30-9.00 Registration of participants

Opening Session: Europeanization of public administration and public policy
Friday, 5 April 2013: 9.00-11.00

Chair: Professor Dr Zdravko Petak, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb / Croatian Political Science Association, Croatia

Papers:

  1. Professor Dr Robert Hoppe, University of Twente, The Netherlands/ IPSA RC32 Chair: "Europeanization as political narrative"
  2. Professor Dr Ivan Koprić, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb / Institute of public administration, Croatia: "Europeanization as a remedy for muddled governance in South-Eastern Europe"
  3. Professor Dr Attila Ágh, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary: "Europeanization of public administration in the ECE: The challenge of participative democracy and good governance"
  4. Professor Emeritus Dr Fred Lazin, Professor Emeritus, Ben Gurion University, Israel: "Local government reforms in Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Soviet Union: Some observations"

Coffee break: 11.00-11.30 (CAAS ATRIUM)


Session 1: The networked governance in Europe
Friday, 5 April 2013: 11.30-13.15


Chair: Professor Dr Ivan Koprić, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb / Institute of Public Administration, Croatia

Discussant: Dr Polonca Kovač, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Papers:

  1. Dr Nikola Popović, Council member at HAKOM and ARTZU, the Croatian national regulatory authorities for electronic communications, post and railways: "Horizontal approach to network industries in Croatia"
  2. Dr Dario Čepo, senior research assistant, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb: "National public administrations and the democratic deficit of the European Union: A comitology conundrum"
  3. Dr Anamarija Musa, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia: "Reforming EU agency governance: more control, greater accountability"

Lunch break: 13.30-14.30 (CAAS ATRIUM)


Session 2: New trends in local governance West and East
Friday, 5 April 2013: 14.30-15.45

Chair: Professor Emeritus Dr Fred Lazin, Ben Gurion University, Israel

Discussant: Professor Dr Pawel Swianiewicz, Department of Local Development and Policy, University of Warsaw, Poland

Papers:

  1. Dr Miro Haček, Associate Professor, Dr Irena Bačlija, Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana: "Dynamics of administrative capacity in Slovenian municipal administrations"
  2. Dr Marta Lackowska, Assistant Professor, Department of Local Development and Policy, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland: "Europeanization of post socialist cities as a type of outward political rescaling: The case of Poland"

Coffee break: 15.45-16.15 (CAAS ATRIUM)


Session 3: Civil servants and politicians in the European and international perspective
Friday, 5 April 2013: 16.15-17.30

Chair: Dr Anamarija Musa, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Discussant: Professor Dr Stanislava Setnikar Cankar, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Papers:

  1. Professor Dr John Halligan, ANZSOG Institute for Governance, University of Canberra, Australia: "Changing roles and relationships between politicians and civil servants"
  2. Professor Dr Zoran Lončar, Faculty of Law, University of Novi Sad, Serbia: "Ministerial accountability: regulation and practical issues"

Saturday, 6th April 2013


Session 4: Citizens, administration, and the protection of human rights in an enlarged Union
Saturday, 6 April 2013: 9.00-11.00


Chair: Professor Dr Stanislava Setnikar Cankar, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Discussant: Dr Anamarija Musa, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Papers:

  1. Dr Iskra A. Maletić, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Security – Skopje, University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Bitola, FYR Macedonia: "Human rights and public services: Towards a more effective approach"
  2. Slavica Banić, judge, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia: "The Europeanization of the protection of human rights in Croatia- the role of the Constitutional court"
  3. Dr Polonca Kovač, Associate Professor, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia: "Participative authority in administrative proceedings: European impacts and Constitutional court practice in Slovenia"
  4. Dr Ivana Dobrotić, Senior research assistant, Dr Teo Matković, Assistant Professor, Professor Dr Siniša Zrinščak, Faculty of Law- Social Work Centre, University of Zagreb, Croatia: "Gender equality policies and practices in Croatia – The interplay of transition and late Europeanization"

Coffee break: 11.00-11.30 (CAAS ATRIUM)


Session 5: The implementation of social policy
Saturday, 6 April 2013: 11.30-13.15

Chair: Professor Emeritus Dr Michael Hill, Brighton University, UK

Discussant: Professor Dr Peter L. Hupe, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Papers:

  1. Professor Dr Michael Hill, Brighton University, UK: "Researching Implementation: Reflections on studies of payments for social care"
  2. Professor Dr Kristina Urbanc, Faculty of Law - Social Work Centre, University of Zagreb and Božena Jemen, social worker, «Imagine», Croatia: "Reconceptualising the idea of participation of students with disability in higher education system"
  3. Professor Dr Tony Evans, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK: "The moral economy of street-level service"

Lunch break: 13.30-14.30 (CAAS ATRIUM)


Session 6: Public administration under pressure: the effects of financial crisis on public sector
Saturday, 6 April 2013: 14.30 -16.15


Chair: Dr Polonca Kovač, Associate Professor, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Discussant: Professor Dr Zdravko Petak, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Papers:

  1. Dr Panagiotis Karkatsoulis, National School of Public Administration, Athens, Greece – Institute for Regulatory Policy Research: "Administrative reform in crisis environment: The Greek case"
  2. Professor Dr Stanislava Setnikar Cankar and Veronika Petkovšek, MSc, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia: "Austerity measures in public sector in Slovenia and other selected European countries"
  3. Dr Elena Davitkovska, Assistant Professor, University American College, Skopje, FYR Macedonia, and Dr Dragan Gocevski, Research Assistant, Faculty of Law "IustinianusPrimus" Skopje, FYR Macedonia: "Evaluating organisational effectiveness"

Cofee break: 16.15-16.30 (CAAS ATRIUM)

Joint dinner (optional):
Meeting point for participants is in front of the CAAS building at 19:15. The restaurant is located 150 m off CAAS

Sunday, 7th April 2013


Closing session: Theory and Practice of Public Administration and Policy
Sunday, 7 April 2013: 9.00 – 11.30


Chair: Professor Dr Robert Hoppe, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Papers:

  1. Professor Dr Vesna Pusić, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia / University of Zagreb, Zagreb: "Croatian EU Accession Experiences: Lessons for the Countries in the SEE Region"
  2. Professor dr Pawel Swianiewicz, Departament of Local Development and Policy, University of Warsaw, Poland: "Thin and thick Europeanization of Polish regional and local policies"
  3. Professor Dr Nenad Zakošek, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia: "Civil society and the policy process"
  4. Wolfgang Rusch, former Principal Administrator in OECD/SIGMA: "Good Administration through a modernised system of administrative procedures: Recent reform efforts in South-eastern European countries"
Coffee break and finger food lunch 11.30-12.00 (CAAS Atrium)

Guided excursion to Cavtat and Konavle with late lunch at rural house Novaković/Čilipi (optional)
The bus leaves at 12.15 in front of the Hilton Imperial Hotel 150 m off CAAS.