The Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) will be holding its 24th General Assembly and Conference on "Enhancing the Quality of Government: Government, Governability and Governance," in Tachikawa City, Tokyo Japan on 14-19 October 2013.
This year's host is the Local Autonomy College (LAC), a training institution under the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Designated conference venues are LAC and Hotel Forest Inn Showakan. A technical visit and an excursion (one-day city tour) will be held on the 18th and 19th respectively.
The sub-themes of the conference are:
A. Government (Institution)
1. Performance and Trust
B. Governability (Management)
1. Human Resource Development
3. Crisis Management
C. Governance (Policy Issues)
1. Public-Private Partnership
2. Regional Management
3. Aging Society and Welfare and Population Management
A panel on the 4th Asian Leadership Forum for top and high-profile government officials will focus on "Leadership and the Quality of Government." There will also be "Stories to Share: Views from the Frontlines," a panel featuring practitioners' actual experiences as public administrators.
For more information and updates on the conference, please check the conference official website at http://www.eropa2013.soumu.go.jp or the EROPA website at http://www.eropa.org.ph/eropa-2013-conference.html.
If you are interested to participate, or to present a paper encompassing one of the themes of the conference, please e-mail the EROPA Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an official invitation.
You may also download the official conference call for papers here: http://www.eropa.org.ph/uploads/8/0/4/8/8048512/eropa_tokyo_call_for_paper_revised_15_mar_2013.pdf