TED6: Programme

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Wednesday, 06.02.2013
19:00 Welcome Drink In

Dortustraße 61,14467 Potsdam


9:00- 9:30 Opening of the conference
Welcome messages

  • Günther Wurster (BAKÖV-president)
  • Mirko Vintar (NISPAcee-president)
  • Theresa Wobbe (Dean of the Faculty)
  • Isabella Proeller (Organizing committee and member of
9:30 – 11:00 Session I: PA-education in a Continental European legalistic setting

Chair: Mirko Vintar (University of Ljubljana, NISPAcee-president

Introductory note:*

  • Christoph Reichard (University of Potsdam): “Patterns of German civil service ed-ucation in a comparative view”

Short comments:*

  • Thorsten Ingo Schmidt (University of Potsdam): “Implications and challenges for legal studies as preparatory training for management positions in the German civil service”
  • Arthur Ringeling (Erasmus University Rotterdam): “Public Administration as Gov-ernment Studies”

Discussion contributions:* Karl-Peter Sommermann (DUV Speyer), Marton Gellen (National University of Public Services, Budapest)

11:00 -11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Session II: Core areas of teaching PA across Europe

Chair: Manfred Röber (University of Leipzig)

Introductory note:

  • Juraj Nemec (Mazaryk University Brno): “Contents of PA/PM programs in Middle and Eastern Europe”

Short comments:

  • György Hajnal (Corvinus University Budapest): “Revisiting the three clusters of PA education in Europe (Hajnal 2003 revisited)”
  • Michiel de Vries (Radboud University Nijmegen; IASIA-president): “PA-curricula in Central and Western Europe and difficulties of transformation”

Eckhard Schröter (Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen), Polonca Kovač (University of Ljubljana)

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Session III: Experiences with postgraduate programs: MPAs and its “competi-tors” in Europe

Chair: Taco Brandsen (University of Nijmegen; Secretary General EAPAA)

Introductory note:

  • Dorthe Pedersen (Copenhagen Business School): “Experiences with MPAs in the Nordic countries”

Short comments:

  • Tamyko Ysa (ESADE Barcelona): “Midcareer Public Management programmes in Spain”
  • Calin Hintea (Babes-Bolyai University Cluj): “Developing international MPA pro-grams in CEE – challenges and opportunities”

Discussion contributions: Gerhard Hammerschmid (Hertie School of Governance
Berlin), Eva Thomann (University of Bern), Alex Murdock (Southbank University Lon-don), Marius Profiroiu (Bucharest University of Economic Studies),

16:30 -16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 –
Session IV: New didactical approaches and experiences

Chair: Calin Hintea (Babes-Bolyai University Cluj)

Introductory note:

  • Fabrice Larat (ENA Strasbourg): “Training of an ethical culture for future high-level civil servants”

Short comments:

  • Sebastian Walzik (University of St. Gallen): “New perspectives of university teach-ing and learning”
  • Tino Schuppan (Institute for E-Government Potsdam): “New skills in egovernment-times”

Discussion contributions: Frank Meier (Copenhagen Business School), John Dia-mond (Edge Hill University Liverpool), Alexey G. Barabashev (Higher School of Eco-nomics)

19:00 Conference dinner Hotel Avendi

Rudolf-Breitscheid-Str. 190-192,14482 Potsdam


Friday, 08.02.2013
9:30 – 11:00 Session V: Quality Assurance and Accreditation in PA

Chair: Michiel de Vries (Radboud University Nijmegen; IASIA-president)

Introductory note:

  • Patrycja Joanna Suwaj (S. Staszic College of Public Administration in Bialystok and member of NISPAcee Steering Committee): “National vs International ac-creditation of PA-programmes – with experiences from MEE-countries”

Short comments:

  • Allan Rosenbaum (Florida International University) / Polya Katsamunska (Univer-sity of National and World Economy, Sofia): “Accreditation by government minis-tries vs. peer-based accreditation”
  • Ivan Maly (Mazaryk University Brno): “Challenges for international accreditation in the context of transformation states”

Discussion contributions: Mirko Vintar (University of Ljubljana, NISPAcee-president),Taco Brandsen (University of Nijmegen; Secretary General EAPAA), Valeriy Tertychka (National Academy of Public Administration Kyiv)

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Wrap-up and strategic reflections: Is the field of PA education prepared for the future of the public sector in Europe?Comments with general discussion:

  • Geert Bouckaert (KU Leuven, former EGPA-president)
  • Patrycja Joanna Suwaj (S. Staszic College of Public Administration in Bialystok and member of NISPAcee Steering Committee)
  • Allan Rosenbaum (Florida International University, former IASIA-president)

Closing statement:

  • Christoph Reichard / Isabella Proeller (University of Potsdam, local organizers)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 End of conference

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