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Tunis, January 10, 2018 – On this day, Sofiane SAHRAOUI, Director General of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS), and Abdellatif HAMAM, Director of the National School of Administration (ENA), concluded at the Palais du Government at the Kasbah, the convention entrusting to ENA the organisation of the 2018 Congress of IIAS.

Founded in 1930 and established in Brussels, the IIAS is an international organisation of a scientific nature whose mission is to improve public governance around the world. The IIAS Congress contributes to this goal by organising an annual meeting of public administration professionals.

The 2018 IIAS Congress will be held from 25 to 29 June in Tunis, under the auspices of ENA. It will focus on administrative resilience. Resilience refers to the ability of administrations to provide an appropriate response to external shocks. While crises occur at a rapid pace, posing demands on public services, the theme of resilience is particularly relevant.

This theme has been developed in four sub-themes: public governance reforms; risk, crises and disasters management, ; sustainable development ; and political transitions. Eminent senior officials or university professors have signed a total of thirty calls for papers distributed among these sub-themes, covering for example: capacity building, public-private partnerships, public service provision, local governance , governance of research and innovation, corruption or governance in Africa. Until 31 January, officials and researchers from around the world are invited to contribute to these discussions, and to develop common solutions to the challenges of governments around the world.

The program will be complemented by pre-conference workshops enabling the IIAS member states to share their good practices of administrative management. IIAS institutional partner sessions (United Nations, Development Bank, OECD) and ENA sessions are also scheduled .

Mr. Sahraoui warmly thanked ENA and the Tunisian Prime Minister for their generous offer to host the IIAS Congress, solidifying and opening a new page in the close relations between Tunisia and the IIAS. Mr. Hamam welcomed the support of the international community for ongoing reform processes and the perspectives of the IIAS Congress for the ENA and all Tunisian professionals in public administration. Both stressed the extreme relevance of the Congress theme in the Tunisian context of reforms.

More information about the Congress and How to Submit

International Congress of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences
25-29 June 2018, Tunis, Tunisie
https://iias-congress2018.org

Interested participants ccan submit their abstracts to https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/254/submission

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