International Conference of Public administration

“Transnational transfer of administrative models and instruments: possibilities, constraints and risks”

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 26-28 April 2017, Sofia Bulgaria



April 26th

9.00 – 9.30         Registration

9.30 – 10.00      Opening,  Host: Assoc. Prof.Tatyana Tomova, Head of the Department of Public Administration, Sofia University

Address from:   Official Guest

                               Prof. Anastas Gerdjikov, Rector of Sofia University,

                               Prof. Dimitar Denkov, Dean of Faculty of Philosophy;


10.00 – 11.15     Plenary Session:  Main reports:

Prof. Todor Tanev (Sofia University): “Good Governance: Focused on Goals, Efficiency, Justice, or Results?”

Prof. Gerhard Hammerschmid (Hertie School of Governance): “Public Administration Reform in Europe: Convergence or Continuing Heterogenity”                        

Fabrice Larat (Ecole National d’Administration): “The role of national schools of public administration in the circulation of administrative models and instruments: the case of ENA”.


11.15 – 11.30     Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00     First Thematic Session: General theoretical problems in the transnational transfer of models and policies, moderator: prof. Alexander Marinov


Prof. Alexander Marinov (Sofia University), “Contextual analysis as a prerequisite for effective reform model’s transfer”

Prof. Snezhana Ilieva, Dr. Yana Chakarova (Sofia University), “Effectiveness of the organizational practices for prevention of corruption”

Dr. Boril Mechkov (New Bulgarian University), “Representations of governance in screen arts: limits of cross-cultural transfer”

Assoc. Prof. Georgi Peev (New Bulgarian University), “Using Foreign Administrative Models in the Early Years of the Third Bulgarian State”

Assoc. Prof. Albena Taneva (Sofia University), “Transfer of Knowledge and Memory of the State Administration”


13.00 – 14.00    Lunch

14.00 – 15.30     Second Thematic Session: „Political Economy of Bulgaria during the Last 20 Years“, moderator:  Assoc. Prof. Krassen Stanchev


Assoc. Prof. Ognian Boukliev (Economic Research Institute – BAS), “Agricultural Policy Price – Costs of Government Administration Functioning in This Policy!”

Dr. Petia Branzova (Economic Research Institute – BAS), “The Role of the Organic Farming in the New Common Agricultural Policy”

Georgi Vuldjev (Expert Club for Economics and Policy), „Bureaucracy in Business – the State Enterprises“

Nikolai Valkanov (InteliAgro), “The agricultural land market and the Common Agricultural Policy”

Dr. Georgi Ganev (Sofia University) “The Economy of Bulgaria: a Long View”

Dr. Maria Kotseva-Tikova (Sofia University), “Green Economy: the Evaluation of the European Transfer of Models in the Renewable Industry of Bulgaria”



15.30 – 16.00    Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30     Second Thematic Session: „Political Economy of Bulgaria during the Last 20 Years“; Prolongation, moderator:  Assoc. Prof. Krassen Stanchev

Dr. Milkana Mochurova-Georgieva (Economic Research Institute – BAS) “Summary Evaluation of the Green Economy of Bulgaria”

Stoyan Panchev (Expert Club for Economics and Policy), “Pension system default”

Georgi Sarakostov (ex-partner of Deloitte Bulgaria), “Taxes, Self-governance and the State”

Dr. Katerina Vojcheska (University of National and World Economy, Economic Research Institute – BAS), “Financial Management Benchmarking - Transfer practices”

Assoc. Prof. Krassen Stanchev (Sofia University), “Political competition and economic reforms”

18.00                    Welcome Cocktail, Restaurant Alma Mater


April 27th

9.30 – 11.00       Third Thematic Session: Sectoral issues of transfer models and policies, moderator: Dr. Denitsa Hinkova


Prof. Liudmila Guzikova (Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia), “How to Assess Effectiveness of Housing Policy: Case of Russia”

Dr. Denitsa Hinkova (Sofia University), „EU policy transfer in humanitarian aid and disaster management: Beyond the Vulnerability Paradox”           

Dr. Simeon Petrov (Sofia University), “Policy learning vs. policy transfer - employment policy and OMK”

Dr. Lyubimka Andreeva (Sofia University), „The Transfer of European Energy Models:  Challenges and Prospects for the Bulgarian Electricity Market” 



11.00 – 11.30.   Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00    Fourth Thematic Session: Problems of transfer of administrative models and practices, moderator: Prof. Gerhard Hammerschmid


Dr. Ana Djanic Ceko, Prof. Boris Ljubanovic (J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia), “Has the one stop shop enabled administrative simplification of the Croatian administrative procedure?”

Dr. Mariana Dimitrova (New Bulgarian University), “Experience in implementing perfomance appraisals system in public administration in Bulgaria”

Dr. Milena Karadjova (New Bulgarian University), “Right to property – national traditions and alien models”

Dr. Andrey Velchev (Sofia University), “The model of building public involvement (public engagement) in public-private partnerships – implementation problems in Bulgaria”



13.00 – 14.00    Lunch

14.00 – 15.30    Fifth Thematic Session: Territorial issues of transfer models and policies, moderator: Assoc. Prof. Milena Stefanova


Dr. Elena Kalfova (Sofia University), „Inter-municipality cooperation for local public services supply – innovative approach or limitation of the local governance”

Assoc. Prof. Kliment  Naidenov, Dr. Metodi Ivanov (Sofia University) “Regional peculiarities in the transfer of tools influencing the national and regional policy of the country”

Assoc. Prof. Milena Stefanova (Sofia University) “European Label of Governance Excellence at the municipal level of the Council of Europe - the unification of practice and measuring specifics”

Dr. Atanas Slavov (Sofia University), “Empowering citizens: models of direct civic participation in a comparative regional perspective”



15.30 – 16.00    Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30    Sixth Thematic Session: Transfer of Social Policy and Education models and practices , moderator: Assoc. Prof. Tatyana Tomova


Prof. Jerzy Krzyszkowski (University of Lodz, Poland), „Determinants of Introduction of Public Governance in Post communist Countries: The case of social services in Poland”

Assoc. Prof. Jaroslav Dvorak (Klaipeda University, Lithuania) “Parents as pre-school education service co-producers in Lithuania”

Dr. Vladyslav Akulov-Muratov (National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine), “The theory of stakeholder relations and transnational transfer of administrative models and instruments: possibilities, constraints and risks (the case of national policy in children upbringing and protection)”

Assoc. Prof. Tatyana Tomova (Sofia University), “The role of policies transfer for the development of social policy in Bulgaria after its accession to the EU“



April 28th

9.30 – 11.00       Roundtable: International Transfer of Models and Policies: the Perspective of Public Administration (in cooperation with the Bulgarian  Institute of Public Administration), featuring Florian Hauser (European Commission)

Main topics:       Current EU support to “better governance and administration”

Transnational knowledge exchange and learning (“Quality Public Administration Toolbox” and “Transnational Cooperation”)

Opportunities and challenges of current approach

Reflections on possible future EU approach


11.00 – 11.30     Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00     Roundtable: International Transfer of Models and Policies: the Perspective of Public Administration


13.00 – 14.00    Lunch

14.00 – 15.30     PhD Session


Galina Stoyanova (Sofia University), “Comparative analysis on the philosophy and effectiveness of prevention policies against addiction to psychoactive substances applied in Bulgaria and some other European countries”

Detelin Dimitrov (Sofia University), “Features of the use of barrage border facilities as instruments of migration policy in some EU countries”

Venko Petkov (Sofia University) “Transferability of approaches to performance management in the administration of the judiciary in different cultural and political context”

Yasen Tsvetkov (University of National and World Economy) “Challenges facing the administrative system of the sector “Security” in the process of integration to the European practices”

Georgi Temelkov (Sofia University), “Advisor responsibility for the transfer of the best political practices to third parties”

Georgi Stankov (Sofia University) “When citizens take action: the referendum in Gorna Malina municipality and its consequences”



15.30 – 16.00     Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30     PhD Session

Reports:              Petya Krasteva (Sofia University) “Transnational transfer of administrative models and instruments – a path to modernization of public administration in Southeastern Europe after the collapse of the Ottoman empire”

Nikoleta Efremova (University of National and World Economy) “Informational centers for promoting Cohesion Policy in Bulgaria – Compared with the practice of Portugal, Latvia and Poland”

Todor Izhbehov (Sofia University) “Policy transfer in education: essence, significance, possibilities and limitations”

Liliya Elenkova (Sofia University), “The intersection between ECVET and ECTS, benefits of synchronizing the two systems. The example Malta.”

Iskra Mileva (Sofia University) “Comparative analysis of strategic methods for optimization of the relationship “country – higher education and science – social practice” in the leading countries”

Mariela Yordanova (Sofia University) “Transfer of models and practices at academic programs creation: the case of Public administration programs in Bulgaria”