TED 10: Programme

Date:  1-2 February 2018                          
Venue: University of Portsmouth,
Portland Street
Richmond Building, Room 1.15
Portsmouth, UK PO1 3DE


Theme:  The Study and Practice of Public Administration in Europe


Thursday, 1 February

08.30-09.30        Registration/ Welcome Tea, Coffee and Pastries

09.30-09.45        Welcome by Dean, Prof Gioia Pescetto

09.45-10.00         Welcome by Prof. Juraj Nemec, Prof. Edoardo Ongaro and Dr. Sofiane Sahraoui

10.00-12:00         Session 1: Inter-disciplinary research in Europe: perspectives & practice in Public Administration

  • Political Science, Traditions of Inquiry, and Public Administration in Europe – Prof. Andrew Massey (University of Exeter, UK)
  • Philosophical foundations of Public Administration study and practice: ontology, political philosophy, epistemology – Prof. Edoardo Ongaro (The Open University, UK)
  • Public Administration and Public Management Research: fads and futures – Prof. Karen Johnston (University of Portsmouth, UK)

Discussant: Ministerial Advisor Johanna Nurmi (Ministry of Finance, Finland)

Q&A and Discussion


12:00- 13:00       Lunch

13:00-14:30         Session 2: The Future of Public Administration Research and Funding

  • EC Horizon 2020 Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies- TBA
  • Public Administration research and innovation – Dr. Veiko Lember (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia and Public Governance Institute KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Public Administration evidence and impact – Prof. Claire Dunlop (University of Exeter, UK)
  • Reflections and Experiences of COST ACTION- Prof. Sabine Kuhlmann (University of Potsdam, Germany)

Discussant: Dr. Polonca Kovač (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)



Q&A and Discussion

14:30 -15:00        Coffee/ Tea Break

15:00-17.00         Session 3: Developments and Strategic Challenges in Public Administration Education

  • Internationalization and digitalization as strategic challenges in Public Administration education – Prof. Calin Hintea (Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania)
  • Public Administration Teaching – How and Why East Differs from the West? – Prof. Gyorgy Gajduschek (Corvinus University, Hungary)
  • Internationalization and the role of accreditation in Public Administration Education – Prof. Juraj Nemec (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
  • Research and Teaching Public Administration – Professor John Diamond (edge Hull University, UK) and Prof. Catherine Farrell (University of South Wales, UK)

Discussant: Prof. Taco Brandsen (Radboud University, The Netherlands)

17:00-17:30       Reflections of Public Administration – Dr. Sylvia Horton (University of Portsmouth)

18:30-19:00        Drinks reception

19:00- late          Dinner at The Old Customs House, Gunwharf, Portsmouth4

Friday, 2 February 

09:00-10:30         Session 4 Learning societies: Contributions to scholarship, knowledge and practice and future directions for Public Administration

  • International Institute for Administrative Sciences – Dr. Sofiane Sahraoui (Director General of IIAS)
  • The Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe – Prof. Juraj Nemec (President of NISPAcee)
  • Political Studies Association – Dr. Sarah Cooper (Chair of Public Policy and Administration of the PSA)
  • Public Administration Committee of the Joint University Council – Prof. Joyce Liddle (Chair of the JUC)
  • European Group for Public Administration – Prof. Edoardo Ongaro (President of EGPA)

Discussant: Prof. Gyorgy Hajnal (Corvinus University, Hungary)

Q&A and Discussion


10:30-11:00        Closing Session – Juraj Nemec and Edoardo Ongaro

12:30–13:30        Farewell Lunch & Wine