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01 07.09.

ReSPA Newsletter – Future developments

Since its inception, the ReSPA Newsletter has served as a valuable medium through which information about ReSPA and its activities as well as articles regarding various aspects of Public Administration in the Western Balkans region have been made available to interested parties within the ReSPA Partners, the EU Member States and the European Institutions.

With the recent transition to Phase 2 of the ReSPA project, the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) has, among other things, taken over the management of this publication from the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). Furthermore, in the coming months EIPA plans to introduce a number of changes to the Newsletter to coincide with this milestone in the project.

First and foremost, Readers will notice a significant transformation in the overall structure of the Newsletter, with information classified under headings such as ‘Institutional News’, ‘ReSPA Activities’ and ‘News from the Region’. In addition, a new section entitled ‘Letters to the Editor’ has been included, further details on which can be found in this Issue. As regards academic articles on ReSPA-related topics, these will henceforth be published on the ReSPA Website, while the Newsletter will contain references to such articles as well as brief summaries to make Readers aware of contributions of potential interest to them.

Of course this serves to give but a flavour of future developments in this regard, and all of the novelties mentioned here will only become apparent with the publication of the upcoming editions. For the time being we hope that Readers will find this facelift of the Newsletter to be a beneficial one, particularly in the continuing progress towards the establishment of ReSPA as an International Organisation in its own right.