The activities of ReSPA are
funded by the European Union


10 04.13.

ReSPA is organizing its 7th Annual Conference “Effective Policy Making: How to Ensure Desired Changes through Successful Implementation of the Policies” in Danilovgrad, Montenegro from 18-19 April 2013

The Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA) is holding its 7th Annual Conference at its premises in Danilovgrad, Montenegro from 18 to 19 April 2013. The theme of this year’s conference is on “Effective Policy Making: How to Ensure Desired Changes through Successful Implementation of the Policies”  


The Deputy Prime Minister for Political System, Foreign and Interior Policyof Montenegro Mr. Dusko Markovic, Minister of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Barisa Collak, the Deputy Minister of Interior of Albania Mr. Ferdinand Poni, the Minister of Public Administration of Croatia Mr. Arsen Bauk, the Minister of Information Society and Administration of Macedonia Mr. Ivo Ivanovksi will attend the conference. Present at this event will be Mr. Gerhard Schumann-Hitzler, Director of IPA (Instruments for Pre-Accession) Strategy and Regional Cooperation Directorate within the European Commission.

The two-day conference will discuss and raise awareness of the public administration reform in the Western Balkan (WB), right approach to all policy cycles, in particular the top-down approach. These processes include effective policy making, Monitoring and Evaluation of the implementation of the policies as well as policy revision. In addition, the Conference will foster the experiences exchange and best practices of the WB and the EU regarding these issues. 80 participants coming from more than 20 countries mainly consisting of high level officials and civil servants from the Western Balkans, representatives of the civil society, international organizations, members of parliament and other dignitaries will attend.

At the premises of the Parliament of Montenegro in Podgorica, during the first day, a round-table on the topic ‘Role of the National and EU Assemblies in the policy decision process as well as the citizen’s participation at the policy making processes’, is taking place from 18.00 until 19.30 hrs. The discussion will lead to the different models of policy making in European and national parliamentary systems, and will be attended by Members of National Parliaments, non-governmental organizations as well as the policymakers from the region and wider. Archive