Public Value Festival – Program

22nd – 24th MAY 2022

20:00 – 00:00 – Gala Dinner [Cultural Moment]*

At this dinner we’ll honour Professor Mark Moore from Harvard Kennedy School 

*with invitation only

09:00 – 09:30 – Welcome & Registration

Professor Dr. Timo Meynhardt – HHL Leipzig Gradute School of Management
Professor Dr. Nelson Ribeiro – Dean, Faculty of Human Sciences, Catholic University of Portugal
President Luís Newton – Estrela Borough’s

10:15 – 10:45 – Public Value in Perspective

Professor Dr. Timo Meynhardt – HHL Leipzig Gradute School of Management

10:45 – 11:15 – Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30 – Public Value: New frontiers and new promises


Professor Dr. Timo Meynhardt – HHL Leipzig Gradute School of Management


Good News: Public Value is Unknowable – Professor Mark Prebble – Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Valuing Public Innovation – Professor Jean Hartley – The Open University Business School, United Kingdom
Armageddon? Re-Creating The Public Sphere and Re-Valuing The Public Good In Extreme Times – Professor John Bennington – Warwick University, United Kingdom

12:30 – 14:15 – Lunch

14:15 – 15:45 – Academic Perspectives on Public Value (Paper session 1) 

PV in space and place

Dr. Stefan Anderer


Miriam Plavin-Masterman – Whose Space is it Anyway? How Institutional Entrepreneurs Use Discourse Themes to Reshape Public Space

Kate Clark – What matters and why, and to whom? Public value, place and planning

Measuring Public Value

Professor Dr. Timo Meynhardt


Michal Sedlačko – Measuring and communicating public value: An overview and comparison of existing tools

Manuel Caldeira, Erza Raskova, Isabel Breda Vázquez & Álvaro Costa – The adequacy of cost-benefit analysis in the assessment of Public Value: a study-case of a redesigned bus network in Arganil
Julia Dahlvik – Exploring the creation of public values in the work of a public ombuds institution: empirical findings from the Austrian case

15:45 – 16:30 – Coffee Break & Networking Session

16:30 – 17:30 – How can different stakeholders contribute to Public Value creation?


Dra. Raquel Abecassis – Journalist


Dra. Filipa Pinto Coelho – Joyeux Portugal
Dra. Ana Margarida Ximenes – ATREVIA’s President

18:30 – 00:00 – Santos in Santos [Cultural Moment]

10:00 – 10:15 – Welcome back 

10:15 – 11:15 – Public Value and City Management 


André Marquet – Co-Founder & CEO – Productized


Thomas Dienberg – Deputy Mayor for Urban Development and Construction (Leipzig)
Miguel Castro Neto – Deputy Director at NOVA & NOVA City Coordinator: Urban Analytics Lab
President Luís Newton – Estrela’s Borough

11:15 – 11:45 – Coffee Break & Networking Session

11:45 – 13:15 – Academic Perspectives on Public Value (Paper session 2) 

Public Value in communication


Professor Dr. João Simão


João Carlos Martins – Spread the Word: digital communication as an operational concept of public value in local government
Paul Clemens Murschetz, Sven-Ove Horst, Paulo Faustino & Barira Faisal Khan – The Value of Big Data for Public Service Media. Discussing Challenges and Opportunities

Public Value in Action


Gerwin Nijeboer


María Verónica Celis Vergara – The sustainable society ideal the world aims for can only be achieved through a Public Value approach
Eva Müller – Public Value and Design

13:15 – 15:15 – Lunch

15:15 – 16:45 – Public Value: From unknowables to doables  


Gerwin Nijeboer – Public Value Specialist
Dr. Stefan Anderer – Public Value Specialist

16:45 – 17:00 – Closing Remarks 


Professor Dr. Timo Meynhardt – HHL Leipzig Gradute School of Management
President Luís Newton – Estrela Borough’s

18:30 – Connect, Celebrate & Contribute Party [Cultural Moment]