Conclusion: EGPA, EPPA and the Future of Public Administration in Europe

Bouckaert, Geert; Jann, Werner; Maron, Fabienne; Ongaro, Edoardo and Sahraoui, Sofiane (2018). Conclusion: EGPA, EPPA and the Future of Public Administration in Europe. In: Ongaro, Edoardo ed. Public Administration in Europe: The Contribution of EGPA. Governance and Public Management (GPM). Springer, pp. 355–361.



This chapter outlines the strategy of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) and reflects on some of its key strengths, and how these may equip the European community of scholars and practitioners of public administration (PA) to contribute to the development of the field. The chapter reviews the key trait of the EGPA organisational model: the Permanent Study Groups, which are communities of scholars centred on the key areas of the administrative sciences in Europe. It also discusses the partnerships that EGPA has developed with key institutions in Europe and beyond, and highlights the significance of the EGPA policy papers on European governance. Finally, it discusses the strategic, forward-looking project European Perspectives on Public Administration, which aims to reflect on the future of the research and teaching of public administration.

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