TED 4: Provisionnal Programme

4th TED (Trans European Dialogue)

Law and Public Management Revisited

Vienna, Austria, 9-11 February 2011

Provisional Programme (also available in PDF)


Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Arrival of participants

19.00-21.00       Welcome reception hosted by the Austrian Chancellery

Welcome message by a representative of the Austrian Chancellery


The Federal Chancellery: Kassensaal

Hohenstaufengasse 3, 1010 Wien


Thursday, February 10, 2011


8.15                 Departure from the hotels (see the detailed schedule)

09.15 – 09.45     Registration of participants


Schloss Laudon,

Mauerbachstraße 43, 1140 Wien

9.45 – 10.00      Welcome by the Austrian Federal Minister for Women and Civil Service,

Mrs. Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek

10.00 – 10.40    Opening of the workshop

Prof. dr. Geert Bouckaert, Past EGPA President

Prof. dr. Mzia Mikeladze, NISPAcee President

Prof. dr. Philip Langbroek, TED4 Organizing Committee

10.40 – 11.00    Tea/coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 Session 1 – General Introduction

Session chair: dr. Dacian Dragos

Opening introductions by: prof. dr. Jean-Bernard Auby (F), Administrative Law, Democracy and Public Management (reflecting on the way our administrative laws combine the search for further transparency, participation of the citizens, and so on, and managerial concerns, which require cost-reductions, externalization, the use of more flexible types of regulation)

DiscussantsGavin Drewry (GB), Jacek Czaputowicz (PL), Thierry Tanquerel (CH), Verena Madner (A), Patrycja Joanna Suwaj (PL)


12.30 – 14.00    Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Session 2 – Theories and Practice of Law versus Management

Session chair: Marton Gellen

Opening introductions by: prof. dr. Stavros Zouridis (NL), The Rule of Law as Governance Challenge (how the rule of law affects public organizations/public governance and contemporary governance challenges presented by the rule of law)

DiscussantsRoberto Caranta (IT), Marius Constantin Profiroiu (RO), Jenei Gyorgi (H)


15.30 – 16.00    Tea/coffee break

16.00 – 17.30 Session 3 – Law versus Public Management, the reform agenda

Session chair:  dr. Polona Kovač

Opening introductions by: prof. dr. Ivan Koprić (CRO), Administrative Technology and General Administrative Procedure: Challenges and Changes in South-East Europe (The GAPA reforms in the SEE as an interplay between the rule of law tradition and political pressure on the rationalization of public administration)

Discussants: Juraj Nemec (SK), Franziska Kruse (D), Gregor Virant (SLO), Predrag Dimitrijević (SRB), Emil Turc (F)


18.30    Dinner hosted by the National Bank of Austria (Österreichische Nationalbank)


Otto Wagner Platz 3, 1090 Wien


Friday, February 11, 2011


8.50                 Departure from the hotels (see the detailed schedule)

10.00 – 11.30 Session 4 – Institutional issues

Session chair:  prof. dr. Philip Langbroek

Opening introductions by: dr. Andras Patyi (H), Efficiency and judicial review. Friends or foes? (The role of traditional and alternative dispute resolution in public administrative cases: towards a new kind of cooperation) and

dr. Alex Brenninkmeijer (NL), Public Management from a/the citizen perspective

DiscussantsMilan Remac (SK), Iskra Akimovska Maletić (MK), Gar Yein Ng (GB/H), Rob Widdershoven (NL)


11.30 – 12.00    Tea/Coffee break

12.00 -13.00      Closing of TED4

Wrapping up: prof. dr. Renate Meyer (A)

Follow up:

–      on the publications (NISPAcee Journal Special): dr. Dacian Dragos, prof. dr. Philip Langbroek, dr. Polona Kovac and Ludmila Gajdosova (NISPAcee)

–      TED5 2012: prof. dr. Geert Bouckaert (EGPA), prof. dr. Mzia Mikeladze (NISPAcee)

13.00 – 14.00    Lunch/Farewell coffee