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LIPSE_logoIn collaboration with citizens, companies and societal organizations, governments are exploring new approaches that can produce outcomes that really address the needs of society. This explains the increased attention for issues that refer to processes of social innovation in the public sector. But what are relevant drivers and barriers behind the social innovation capacity in the public sector?

This is one of the questions that are raised by LIPSE: Learning from Innovation in Public Sector Environments, an European Union Seventh Framework funded research project identifying drivers and barriers to successful social innovation in the public sector

The goal of this interactive conference, chaired by the consortium coordinator Victor Bekkers, is to bring together professionals and academics to discuss the latest insights on social innovation in the public sector. There will be ample time for discussion and networking. The conference will take place on February 3-4, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.

You can expect keynote presentations by a representative of the European Commission (to be confirmed) and Mr. Alex Brenninkmeijer, former Dutch Ombudsman and now member of the European Court of Auditors. Furthermore, the first findings and policy recommendations of our research themes will be discussed during this two day conference:

You will find a preliminary program attached to this invitation.

Participation in the conference is free-of-charge for those personally invited. To register, please send an e-mail to [email protected] by December 10th, 2014. Since we have limited seats (120 persons), we will accept participants in order of registration.

We sincerely hope that you will consider and accept this invitation. In case of questions or requests, please contact Krista Timeus at [email protected] We will continue to post information on the conference, venue & hotel recommendations on our website. To learn more about the LIPSE project, please visit our website www.lipse.org.

We hope to welcome you in Brussels!

The participating LIPSE universities are:

  • Bocconi University (Italy)
  • Catholic University Leuven (Belgium)
  • Ecole Nationale d’Administration (France)
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
  • ESADE (Spain)
  • Hertie School of Governance (Germany)
  • Matej Bel University (Slovakia)
  • National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (Romania)
  • Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
  • Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)
  • The University of Edinburgh (The United Kingdom)
  • University Roskilde (Denmark)
06 Nov 2014

First ICAPA Accreditation

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Logo_CIAPA_DEFAfter nearly a decade of analysis and deliberation, IASIA established the International Commission on Accreditation of Public Administration Education and Training Programs (ICAPA) in August, 2012. Chaired by Professor Allan Rosenbaum, a Past President of IASIA, the Commission is responsible for developing and initiating procedures for the accreditation of public administration education and training programs.

The Commission’s activities are based upon and build upon, a set of standards developed by a joint United Nations/IASIA task force which was initiated by the United Nations in 2005. This task force held hearings throughout the world and over 1,500 individuals participated in meetings that resulted in the development of the final report of the United Nations/IASIA Task Force on Standards of Excellence for Public Administration Education and Training.

ICAPA and IASIA are pleased to announce that the first programs which have gone through the international accreditation process have been granted full six year accreditation. These programs are the Professional Master’s in Public Administration of the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) in Rio de Janeiro and the professional Master’s in Public Administration program of The Business Administration School of São Paulo (EAESP). Both programs completed the ICAPA accreditation process earlier this fall.

The two schools, which are components of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), officially requested ICAPA accreditation and submitted their self-assessment reports. This was followed by a site visit carried out by a ICAPA team of experts. The site visit team submitted its final report to the Commission (ICAPA) which unanimously granted full six year accreditation to both the EBAPE and EAESP programs.


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