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2nd Euro MENA Dialogue on Public Management Granada – Spain - October 29th-31st, 2018


Site visit : 1st November 2018


The Euro-MENA Dialogue is a conference resulting from the strong collaboration between the EGPA, the MENAPAR and Aix-Marseille University, aiming to bring together diverse public bodies, scholars and practitioners, research institutions and private corporations to participate and network for the benefits of knowledge exchange, and sharing lessons from practices across and between European and MENA/Arab countries as well as to reach a better understanding of the histories of both regions as they relate to public administration.

This conference aims to strengthen cooperation between European and MENA academics and practitioners. The dialogue aims to share the different conceptions of Public Administration between the European and Middle East and North Africa zones and to exchange ideas about the various PA and PM traditions, approaches, practices and developments (Arab and European conceptions of Public Administration, Public Management developments and PA disciplines and identify specific issues to be further discussed).

The main purpose of the dialogue is better understand each other and share common concerns about PA developments in the different regions.

The Euro MENA Dialogues of Public Management are the continuation of the Euro- Mediterranean dialogues of Public Management, MED, that have been held from 2008 to 2014 at the initiative of EGPA and IMPGT (Aix-Marseille University).

The Euro MENA is organized every two years.

From 2018, each Euro MENA Dialogue will now propose two themes for the call for papers:

  • - a repeating one aiming at building, Dialogue after Dialogue, a global reflexion on Governance and Public Administration in Euro MENA Zone, and
  • - a one-time theme seeking to question different public management issues.

Euro MENA Dialogues address civil servants, practitioners, as well as all experts in public management and researchers coming from social sciences and humanities.


Main partners of the Euro-MENA Dialogue (s) and Networks

EGPA/IIAS (European Group for Public Administration) is a Regional Group of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences, whose purpose is to strengthen contacts and exchanges among European specialists in Public Administration, both scholars and practitioners. Established in 1975, EGPA aims: to organise and encourage the generation and exchange of knowledge on developments in the theory and practice of public administration; to foster comparative studies and the development of public administration theory from a European perspective; to facilitate innovation in ideas, methods, and techniques in public administration; to foster the development and consolidation of a community of experts of PA, inclusive towards young scholars and civil servants. More information:

MENAPAR (Middle East and North Africa Public Administration Research Network) is a network of academics and practitioners in MENA region. Establish in 2014, MENAPAR aims to promote evidence-based policy and decision-making in public administration by developing thinking and a research culture about strategic issues in Arab Public Administration; building research capacities within Arab public administration; building networks and joining their collective efforts to set the cause of PA in the region. More information at:

IMPGT (Aix-Marseille University) the Institute of Public Management and Territorial Governance Established in 1996, IMPGT is the only French Unit of Research and Training, UFR, in Public Management. Dedicated to the teaching of trades and professions related to the management of the public sector, IMPGT approach is multidisciplinary (law, economics and management) extended to social sciences and applies to non-profit sector. Main fields of research are comparative analysis of local government management; performance management in the public sector; public sector marketing and management of public service quality; arts management and cultural events. With an international outlook, IMPGT has developed a particular expertise on the Mediterranean basin. More information:

BIPA (Institute of Public Administration of Bahrain) Established in 2006, the Institute works to improve government performance in the areas of policies and strategies, resource management, change management, and government services development through the development of skills, behaviour and knowledge based on learning and training; participation in the decision-making process through consultancy; problem solving by means of scientific research; building and developing capabilities through coaching and assessment. The Institute also works to promote the awareness and culture of government performance through strategic communication. More information:


2018 LOCAL ORGANISER FUNDEA Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies and the University of Granada – Faculty of Political Science The Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies is a highly specialised institution that works within the fields of cooperation, training and research. The Foundation was entrusted with promoting cultural, scientific and economic relations between Europe and the Arab World throughout the spreading of scientific and humanistic knowledge produced in universities and other centres for scientific research or artistic creation, either national or international, in order to contribute to the reinforcement of the dialogue between Arab and European States. For that purpose, the Foundation focuses on the promotion of studies and research as well as platforms and forums of discussion and debate. More information :


PhD Seminar

1 Best Practices Workshops
2 Main themes
4-6 Sessions in parallel



From Euro-MENA regions


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Please find below the link to the complete call-for-papers of the 2nd Euro MENA.

You can register for the conference through connecting to your oxford abstract account

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Registration Fee

VAT excluded

VAT Included

Participant Non Member



EGPA and MENAPAR Members



Chairs and EURO MENA Committee Members


250 €

PhD Student


150 €

Accompagnying person


100 €

Alhambra visit


30 €


Contact Persons


Dr Fabienne Maron
IIAS Scientific Director
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Mrs. Batoul Bendimerad MURAD
Chief of Management Consulting, Consulting & Research Directorate BIPA
E-mail :

IMPGT-Aix Marseille University

Dr Céline du BOYS
Senior Lecturer
E-mail :

Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies

Javier Ruipérez Canales
E-mail :


Euro-MENA 2 Venues

Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies-FUNDEA
Calle San Jerónimo, 27 18001 Granada SPAIN
Website :

University of Granada

University of Granada Faculty of Political Sciences
Calle Rector López Argueta 18001 Granada SPAIN