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Agenda

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Conference "Public Governance as the Foundation of European Integration", 23-24 June 2016, Vienna
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AGENDA, June 23rd, 2016

09.00 – 09.30

Welcome and Opening of the Conference

Video

Renate Brauner Executive City Councillor of Finance, Economic and International Affairs of the City of Vienna, Austria

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The Berlin Process as Driver for EU Accession and Good Governance

Video

Michael Linhart Secretary General, Ministry of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria

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Public Administration Reform in South-East Europe: Common Challenges, Needs and Opportunities

Video

Goran Svilanovic Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

09.30 – 15.30

SESSION

TOWARDS PUBLIC GOVERNANCE – IMPROVING PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN EUROPE

Moderation: Michael Ralph Adviser to the Deputy Director General for Implementation in DG REGIO


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The Role of the EU Danube Macro-Regional Strategy

Video & Presentation

Michael Ralph DG REGIO, European Commission

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The Role of Public Administration Reform in the EU Accession Process

Video & Presentation

Bernard Brunet DG NEAR, European Commission

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Discussion Questions Summary

Video


10.30 – 11.00

Coffee Break


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Government at a Glance – Contributing to Public Administration Reform

Video & Presentation

Santiago Gonzalez Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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Supporting PAR in the Framework of EU-Accession – Lessons learned by SIGMA

Video & Presentation

Peter Vagi Support for Improvement in Governance and Management (SIGMA)

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European Public Sector Awards – Learning from the Best

Video & Presentation

Marga Pröhl European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

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Better Regulation Efforts in Western Balkans

Video & Presentation

Ivan Radulovic Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA) / Ministry of Finance, Montenegro

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Discussion Questions Summary

Video

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch


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Quality of Public Administration – A Toolbox for Public Administration Reform

Video & Presentation

Florian Hauser DG Employment, European Commission

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Local and Regional Governments contributing to Governance and Public Administration Reform

Video

Mairi Evans Governance Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe

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The Balkan Barometer 2015 & 2016 Measuring Public Governance

Video & Presentation

Erhan Turbedar Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

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Danube Governance Hub and Common Assessment Framework – The European Guideline for Public Governance

Video & Presentation

Thomas Prorok KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research, Austrian CAF Center

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Discussion Questions Summary

Video

15.00 – 15.30

Coffee Break


15.30 – 17.00

PARALLEL PRACTICE SESSIONS


PRACTICE SESSION 1 - hosted by CEF

STRENGTHENING PUBLIC FINANCE GOVERNANCE IN SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE: COMPLEMENTING NATIONAL AND SUB-NATIONAL LEVELS

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Introduction and Moderation

Video

Vladimir Gligorov Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

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Successful Public Finance Knowledge Sharing: the Case of Strategic Planning and Budgeting Project

Video

Mojmir Mrak Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF)

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Financing the Local Public Services and Investments

Video & Presentation

Natasha Acevska Network of Associations of Local Authorities in South East Europe (NALAS)

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Discussion Questions Summary

Video

PRACTICE SESSION 2 - hosted by NALAS

BETTER SERVICES THROUGH STRONG CITIES

Moderation: Kelmend Zajazi Network of Associations of Local Authorities in South East Europe (NALAS)

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NALAS Contribution to Stronger Cities in South East Europe

Naim Ismajli President of NALAS an Mayor of Shtime Municipality, Kosovo*

(*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.)

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Municipal Finances: How to Do Investments

Dragutin Djekovic Capital City of Podgorica, Montenegro

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Municipial Finance Self-Assessment - World Bank Tool for Local Government Assessment

Presentation

Vladimir Bozinovski Municipality of Gazi Baba, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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Modernisation of Human Resource Practices in Budapest after EU Accession

Presentation

Péter Szegvari City of Budapest, Hungary

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Council of Europe Governance Programme: Municipal Best Practices

Alexandru Ambros Mayor of Ugheni City, Republic of Moldova

19:00

Reception of the Mayor and Governor of Vienna at the Restaurant "Wiener Rathauskeller"


AGENDA, June 24th, 2016

08.30 – 10.00

PARALLEL PRACTICE SESSIONS


PRACTICE SESSION 3 - hosted by ReSPA

MODERN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR BETTER PUBLIC GOVERNANCE

Moderation: Jan Meyer-Sahling University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and Goran Pastrovic Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA)

Video & Presentation


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Modernisation of Civil Service in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Video

Lejla Resic Minister of Administration and Local Self-Government, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The Albanian Experience in the Field of Civil Service Reform Towards a Better Public Governance

Video

Milena Harito Minister for Innovation and Public Administration, Albania

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The Governance Tools of the Council of Europe

Video & Presentation

Gennadiy Kosyak Centre for Expertise for Local Government Reform, Council of Europe

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Improving Merit Based Recruitment Practices in the Western Balkans

Video & Presentation (J. Meyer-Sahling)

Video & Presentation (F. Mustafa)

Jan Meyer-Sahling University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Fatos Mustafa Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA)

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Discussion Questions Summary

Video


PRACTICE SESSION 4 - hostes by Danube Strategy Priority Area 10

CIVIL SOCIETY AS PARTNER OF PUBLIC GOVERNANCE

Moderation: Stefan August Lütgenau Foster Europe – Foundation for strong European Regions

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Monitoring Public Administration Reforms by Civil Society in the Western Balkans

Presentation

Milena Lazarevic European Policy Centre (CEP)

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Digital Austria: from eGovernment to eGovernance

Christian Rupp Platform Digital Austria, Federal Chancellery, Austria

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Good Governance and Civil Society in Macedonia

Presentation

Aleksandar Krzalovski Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC)

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Anti-Corruption and Transparency Measures in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Presentation

Aida Soko Advisor to the Prime Minister, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

10.00 – 10.30

Coffee Break


10.30 – 11.15

POLITICAL SESSION


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Vienna - the Governance Hub of the Danube Region

Video

Michael Häupl Mayor and Governor of Vienna, Austria

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Fundamentals first: Good Governance as The Foundation for European Integration

Video

Johannes Hahn Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission

11.15 – 12.45

PANEL DISCUSSION

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REFORM AS KEY FOR THE EU ENLARGEMENT PROCESS

Moderation: Rudolf Schicker Coordinator of PA 10 of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region

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Goran Svilanovic

Video

Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

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Andrej Plenkovic

(Last minute cancellation.)

Member of the European Parliament, former Secretary of State for European Integration, Croatia

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Marta Arsovska Tomovska

Video

Minister of Information Society and Administration, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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Kori Udovicki

Video

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, Serbia

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Klajda Gjosha

Video

Minister of European Integration, Albania

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Discussion Questions Summary

Video


12.45 – 13:00

Closing of the Conference with Conclusions


- Thomas Prorok KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research, Austria


Video


13.00

Buffet