The European Public Administration Network (EUPAN) has established a tradition of stimulating the quality dynamic in public administrations. After previous conferences in Portugal (2000), Denmark (2002), The Netherlands (2004), Finland (2006), France (2008), Poland (2011) and Lithuania(2013), the upcoming Luxembourg Presidency of the EU – together with EUPAN and the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) – will organise the 8th European Quality Conference on 1-2 October 2015.
The conference will bring together up to 300 participants: civil servants from the different EU Member States and abroad, public management practitioners, researchers and members of the academic community.
Themes of the conference
The economic crisis has affected the functioning of public administrations and has forced them to tackle the increasingly changing public needs and expectations. These challenges require public administrations to strengthen their innovativecapacity; this will therefore be the key message of this 8th European Conference. The conference will be constructed around the following main themes:
- Public administration in the cycle of policy design, implementation and evaluation
- Strategic thinking in a future-oriented and innovative public administration
- Strengthening professionalism in building an innovative public administration
- Innovative service provisions through stakeholders and citizen-user involvement
- Societal responsibility
For more information, see the website of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the EU.