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Dr. Veronica Junjan

Assistant Professor, Public Management

Phone: +31 53 489 2616/ 3260 
Email: Veronica Junjan
Cubicus building; room C-324

General information

Veronica Junjan (1974) completed her degrees in public administration (MPA, 2000) and sociology (PhD, 2006) in USA and Romania. Her PhD thesis investigated factors that influence decision making in local level governments in Romania, in the context of accession to the European Union. Her current research focuses on investigating decision making processes, public performance management, particularly within the mechanisms and dynamics of public sector reform associated to the EU multi-level governance

In addition to teaching and research at university level, she was involved in a wide range of consulting and research projects at national and international level in Eastern Europe.

Expertise and research interests

  • Public Administration Reform
  • Decision making in the public sector
  • Performance management
  • Circulatory migration and local government in EU

Professional membership

1. Network of Schools and Institutes in Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee)
Since 2009 co-chairing the Working Group IV on Public Administration Reform

2. Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG)
co-chairing the NIG research colloquium The Politics and Governance of Administrative Reform in Central and Eastern Europe

3. American Society for Public Administration:

  • International Chapter. She served as Chapter Secretary between July 2016 and October 2017
  • Section on International & Comparative Administration.  She serves as Executive Board Member (2017-2020)
  • Section on Public Performance and Management

4. International Research Society for Public Management

5. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

Teaching and supervision

Veronica Junjan contributes to the following courses:

  1. 2016000160: Public Management (bachelor European Public Administration, Module2.1 (coordinator)
  2. 194107040: Public Sector Reform (Master Public Administration, coordinator)
  3. 201400099-2A: Policy-making and planning (bachelor European Public Administration, Module 2.3, co-teacher)
  4. 201600344: Regional Governance and Smart Cities

In addition to teaching, she supervises bachelor and master thesis on the following topics: institutional reform in public administration, circulatory migration and social services (particularly health care), democratization and change in Central and Eastern Europe.

Publications and papers (selected)



Iwona Sobis, Veronica Junjan & Michiel S. de Vries (2015): Polish plumbers and Romanian strawberry pickers: how the populist framing of EU migration impacts national policies, Migration and Development, DOI: 10.1080/21632324.2015.1049021

Miclutia I, Junjan V., Popescu C.A, Tigan S., “Migration, Mental Health and Costs Consequences in Romania” in The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, Vol 10, Issue 1 2007, pp. 43-50, Online ISSN: 1099-176X    Print ISSN: 1091-4358

Miclutia I, Junjan V., Popescu C.A, Tigan S, “Migration and schizophrenia spectrum disorders: Evidence from Romania” in European Psychiatry, March 2007, vol 22- Suppl 1: 15th AEP Congress, March 2007, abstract book P 207

Miclutia I, Junjan V., Popescu C.A, “Effects of Migration on Mental Health”, in The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics. Vol.8, Abstract Supplement 1, March 2005, ICMPE, ISSN 1091-4358

Junjan V., Ciudin I, „Mass media and teenagers. Incipient feminine models”, in Transylvanian Journal of Administrative Sciences Nr. 3(15)/2005, ISSN 1454-1378, pp. 63-70

Junjan V „Elements concerning needs analysis in local public institutions”, in Transylvanian Journal of Administrative Sciences Nr. 1(12)/2005, ISSN 1454-1378

Miclutia I, Popescu C.A, Junjan V, „Social stigma and its impact on working acceptance of persons with mental illness”, in Transylvanian Journal of Administrative Sciences Nr. 1(12)/2005, ISSN 1454-1378, pp. 121-127

.Miclutia I, Popescu C.A, Junjan V “Situation of mental ill people at work”, in The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics Vol. 6, Abstract Supplement 1, March 2003, ICMPE, ISSN 1091-4358.

Books and book chapters

Junjan V., “Demography and Public Policy”, in Ilut P,. Nistor L,.Rotariu T., (eds.), Social Romania. The Road of Changes and European Integration (title in Romanian language: România Socială. Drumul Schimbării şi al Integrării Europene), Vol. I-III, Ed. Eikon 2005, Cluj-Napoca

Sandor, S.D., Junjan V., “Public policy: a framework for reform in public administration or formal application”, in M. Profiroiu (ed.), The Reform of Public Administration in the Context of European Integration, Ed. Cavaliotti, 2005, Bucharest

Hintea, C., Sandor, S.D, Junjan, V., “Administrative Reform in Romania and the European Union” in A. Dimitrova (ed.), Driven to Change: The European Union's Enlargement Viewed from the East, Manchester University Press, 2004

Junjan, V., Decision in Public Administration, Ed. Accent, Cluj Napoca, 2001


Veronica Junjan (2017): Theory and practice of public sector reform, International Review of Public Administration, DOI: 10.1080/12294659.2017.1307645

Conference Papers (recent)

Junjan Veronica, Ariana Need, Geoffrey Evans (2012), "What should the government really do? Attitudes and expectations towards public administration reform in Central and Eastern Europe", paper presented at the ASPA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, 2-6 March 2012