Based on the Secretariats' decision reached at the session on June 6, 2022 in Zagreb, the Institute of Public Administration announces: COMPETITION FOR THE 'EUGEN PUSIĆ' AWARD FOR THE BEST PAPER IN THE CATEGORIES OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS

The aim of the award is to encourage and support students and young scientists in the study of public administration, as well as to reward excellence in scientific work and research.

The award is given in two categories, the student category and the category of young scientists (up to 35 years). One prize is awarded in each category, and the papers of several co-authors can be submitted. Prizes are awarded to papers that are best rated by the expert committee of the Institute.

The award consists of a written acknowledgment and a monetary grant of HRK 3,000.00 gross for a young scientist and HRK 1,500.00 for a student (net amounts). The awarded papers will be published in the international scientific journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration - Croatia and Comparative Public Administration.

All young scientists up to the age of 35 and all full-time and part-time students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate university or professional studies in the academic year 2021/2022 can apply for the competition. The paper can be submitted in co-authorship, if all authors meet the criteria of a young scientist (not older than 35 years), i.e. have the status of a full-time or part-time student. The topic of the paper needs to be from a wider area of public administration, whereas the narrow scientific discipline in which the paper was written is not relevant. Papers can be written in Croatian or English. It is not possible to submit papers that have been previously published in other publications for the award.

The application needs to contain an electronic version of the paper in a Word document format and documentation proving the status and other relevant information about the author or co-authors of the paper. The application should be sent by e-mail (, with the indication "Application for the 'Eugen Pusić' award". Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2022. Please submit any inquires to the e-mail address The results of the competition will be published on the website of the Institute of Public Administration ( by November 1, 2022, and the winners will be notified via e-mail address provided in the application.