The 2017 International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) conference will be held in Budapest, Hungary from the 19th to the 21st of April. The Repolis team is well represented, with at least five papers and a panel on how community self-organization can be explained by means of comparing different political-administrative traditions in different countries (led by Astrid Molenveld, Jurian Edelenbos and Yannis Papadopoulos).