Frank Delmartino Thesis Prize 2018

The EMPA consortium annually awards the Frank Delmartino Thesis Prize. The prize is awarded to the best thesis written by a student who went on an EMPA exchange. The winner of the Frank Delmartino Thesis Prize receives a sum of 500 euros and is invited to attend the upcoming EMPA meeting to present the results of his/her thesis research.

Ms. Lea Milena Franke has won the Frank Delmartino Thesis Prize 2018 with her quantitative and comparative research on public officials’ trust in citizens and interorganisational trust in the public sector in Sweden and France. Ms. Franke went on exchange from KU Leuven to Sciences Po Paris.

We congratulate her on her exceptional dissertation and wish her the best of luck in her further endeavours.

EMPA Meeting 2019 - Rotterdam

The annual EMPA-meeting was hosted by the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in January 2019. With this fruitful meeting, intensifying the relations between existing EMPA-partners in terms of student and teacher exchange was again set as a long term goal of the EMPA-network. The EMPA-network is also considering to take substantial steps to extend the network to different parts of Europe, i.e. Scandinavia and UK-partners. Finally, it was announced that the University of Geneva will be the new president of the EMPA-network in 2019.

Frank Delmartino Thesis Prize 2017

The EMPA consortium annually awards the Frank Delmartino Thesis Prize. The prize is awarded to the best thesis written by a student who went on an EMPA exchange. The winner of the Frank Delmartino Thesis Prize receives a sum of 500 euros and is invited to attend the upcoming EMPA meeting to present the results of his/her thesis research.

Two winners were chosen for the 2016/17 academic year: Kilian De Saeger from KU Leuven, who went on an EMPA exchange to Sciences Po Paris, and Nora Wagner from Speyer University, who went on an EMPA exchange to Tallinn University of Technology.   

We congratulate them on their unique dissertation and wish them the best of luck in their further endeavours.

EMPA Meeting 2018 - Ljubljana

In January 2018, the annual EMPA meeting was held at the University of Ljubljana. Intensifying the relations between existing EMPA-partners by realising a growing teacher and student mobility is one of the goals stated. Additionally, the consortium is looking into opportunities to extend the network to different parts of Europe.  

25th Anniversary of EMPA

The European Masters in Public Administration Network celebrates the 25 years that our international partners have committed towards the realisation of an inspirational and multilateral exchange programme for its students and staff. Together we look back at our successful cooperation and look forward to our further rewarding exchanges.


Thursday January 14th 2016, we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the EMPA network with a reception with keynote speakers and a dinner. The keynote speakers are: Theo Toonen (University of Twente) & Stefaan De Rynck (European Commission).