EXPLORING DIMENSIONS OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT, POLICY, AND ADMINISTRATION ACROSS DIVERSE SECTORS

WBF Project Regional Conference

4 October 2024/ LH4, SEEU, Tetovo, North Macedonia

The conference is organised by the Faculty of Contemporary Social Sciences at SEEU in collaboration with the Faculty of Public Administration, University of Sarajevo; Faculty of Public Administration, AAB College; Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade; Faculty of Economy, University “Ismail Qemali” Vlore; and Faculty of Administrative and European Studies (FDES), Podgorica. This project is funded by the WBF under the 6th Call for Project Proposal.

The conference aims to foster discussions on enhancing collaboration among public administration faculties in the region and address pressing issues related to governance, sustainability, and modern state administration. By bringing together esteemed academic institutions from the Western Balkans, the conference will provide a platform for meaningful discussions, knowledge exchange, and the development of practical solutions to identified challenges.  The conference is composed to foster future collaborations and shape policy implications by establishing a regional network of public administration faculties, generating policy recommendations, fostering partnerships across sectors, identifying areas for capacity building, and exploring opportunities for joint research projects and funding applications. The outcomes are expected to have a lasting impact on the region, influencing policy reforms, enhancing governance practices, and elevating the quality of public services.

Important dates:
Deadline for abstract submission: 19 August 2024
Notification of selection: 23 August 2024
Full-paper submission deadline: 30 September 2024
Conference date: 4 October 2024

Contact:
v.besimi@seeu.edu.mk m.zulfiu@seeu.edu.mk

Topics

We invite researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to submit abstracts focusing on one or more of the following topics:

  • Governance challenges in the Western Balkans
  • Sustainable economy issues in public administration
  • Modern state administration and reforms
  • Cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approaches to public management
  • Innovative policies and practices in public service delivery
  • The role of technology in enhancing public sector efficiency
  • Citizen engagement and participatory governance
  • Capacity building and professional development in public administration
  • Comparative analysis of public administration systems in the region
  • Ethical considerations and integrity in public service

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts should be submitted in English and should not exceed 300 words. The abstract should include the title, author(s) name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information. Please submit your abstract to v.besimi@seeu.edu.mk.
Contact point queries related to the conference: v.besimi@seeu.edu.mk; m.zulfiu@seeu.edu.mk

  • All submissions must be made via email at v.besimi@seeu.edu.mk by 19 August 2024.
  • Abstracts should be no longer 250 words.
  • The paper’s length should be from 4,000 – 6,000 words. (Times New Roman, 12, single-spaced). The title page of the paper should include the author(s) affiliation, email, and a short biography (100 words).

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 19 August 2024
Notification of selection: 23 August 2024
Full-paper submission deadline: 30 September 2024
Conference date: 4 October 2024

Organizing and Scientific Committee

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Merita Zulfiu Alili, Dean, Faculty of Contemporary Social Sciences, South East European University
Conference Secretary: Vullnet Besimi, Faculty of Contemporary Social Sciences, South East European University

Prof. Dr. Abdylmenaf Bexheti, Rector of South East European University, North Macedonia
Prof. Dr. Veli Kreci, Director Director of Max van der Stoel Institute, South East European University, North Macedonia
Prof. Dr. Roland Zisi, Rector of the University “Ismail Qemali” Vlora, Albania
Prof. Assoc. Enkelejd Mehilli, Deputy Rector of University “Ismail Qemali” Vlora, Albania
Dr. Emir Tahirovic, Dean at Faculty of Administration University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Sc. Vrullim Buja, Dean, Public Administration, AAB Collegue, Kosova
Prof. Dr. Đorđije Blažić, Dean, Faculty of Administrative and European Studies, Montenegro
Prof. Dr. Dušan Pavlović, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Prof. Dr. Memet Memeti, Faculty of Contemporary Social Sciences, South East European University
Prof. Dr. Ali Pajaziti, Faculty of Contemporary Social Sciences, South East European University
Dr. Enida Pulaj-Brakaj, Faculty of Economy, University “Ismail Qemali” Vlora, Albania
Dr. Amel Delic, Faculty of Administration University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Ivan Stanojević, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Lavdim Terziu, Public Administration, AAB Collegue, Kosova
Dr. Xhemazie Ibraimi, Public Administration, AAB Collegue, Kosova
Dr. Fioralba Vela, Faculty of Economy, University “Ismail Qemali” Vlora, Albania
Mr. Admir Vranic, Faculty of Administration University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mr. Albulena Brestovci, Public Administration, AAB Collegue, Kosova
Mr. Sanjin Čengić, Faculty of Administration University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Publication Possibilities

Selected papers will be considered for publication in the following venues:

  • SEEU Review is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online scientific journal published by South East European University in the international academic publisher De Gruyter. It is the official research journal of South East European University. More information: https://www.seeu.edu.mk/en/research/seeu-review
  • Thesis Journal – Thesis is an international research Journal with double-blind peer review, which is published by AAB College in Prishtina. The journal presents an international forum for empirical, qualitative, critical and interpretative studies, on interdisciplinary research in the Social Sciences and Humanities. More information: https://thesis-journal.net/
  • UPRAVA is scientific and professional journal published by the Faculty of Administration, University of Sarajevo. More information: http://journal.fu.unsa.ba/index.php/uprava

We look forward to your participation in this exciting regional conference and the opportunity to collaborate on enhancing public management, policy, and administration in the Western Balkans.