UNPAN Europe & Central Asia



Towards More Evidence Based Policy Making in Montenegro (2019)
The main findings in this paper will be focused on the effects of the new system of policy planning and the current impact of the mentioned legal and methodological framework. The paper will verify whether or not the gradual steps that have been made until now have contributed to the changing environment in strategic planning in Montenegro. The subjects of the analysis were strategic documents already in force, as well as opinions of the Department for Government Strategies (DGS) on drafts and proposals of strategic documents and reports.Read more
Key Issue: SDG 16, Schools of Public Administration
Resource type: Publication


Innovative Practices


International Association of Schools and Institutes of Association (IASIA/IIAS):
IASIA/IIAS, the association of organizations and individuals whose activities and interests focus on public administration and management, organizes the Donald C. Stone award which goes to an outstanding international scholar and/or practitioner in public administration that is professionally affiliated with, or retired from, an IASIA/IIAS member.
For further reference, please check: https://iasia.iias-iisa.org/dc-stone-award.php

Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee):
NISPAcee promotes public administration excellence through the following awards:
Alena Brunovska Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration;
Mzia Mikeladze PhD Thesis Award;
NISPAcee Best Graduate Student Paper Award;
NISPAcee Merit Award; and
Award for the Best Comparative Paper Presented at a NISPAcee Annual Conference.
For further reference, please check: http://www.nispa.org/page.php?sid=484




Seasonal School on Rapid Innovation Lab 2020, (28 September – 02 October 2020)
Seasonal School on Digital Transformation was designed last year, aimed to set a model and teach public servants and CSOs dealing with the OGP (Open Government Partnership) from the Western Balkans region how to initiate and maintain multidisciplinary teams. Due to its great success, ReSPA decided to organize the similar event in 2020 designated to Rapid Innovation Lab with very specific content provoked by COVID-19 pandemic. The entire event is planned to be online and very interactive. Along ReSPA Secretariat, a number of credible experts and online moderators will be engaged coming from the WB region, the EU and the USA. As Design Thinking and Agile Management have shaped the entire event complemented by modules on Innovation, Quality and Crisis Management as well as Wellbeing in Public Administration in extraordinary (pandemic) situations, sustainability of the event is foreseen by wide spectrum of follow ups. Seasonal school agenda and short video teasers explaining the content and format of the activities may be seen at: https://www.respaweb.eu/0/events/215/seasonal-school-on-rapid-innovation-lab-2020#!prettyPhoto

JUNE 2020

Public Governance for Climate Action
24-26 June 2020

Finance Tower, Brussels (Belgium)
For more information: https://iias-conference2020.org/



Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)
The major aim of the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), which has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, is to promote pan-European economic integration. To do so, it brings together 56 countries that are part of the European Union, non-EU Western and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and North America. All these countries dialogue and cooperate under the aegis of UNECE on economic and sectoral issues. However, all interested United Nations member States may participate in the work of UNECE. Over 70 international professional organizations and other non-governmental organizations take part in UNECE activities.

European Public Administration Network