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Transforming into Open, Innovative and Collaborative Governments

Objective

The TROPICO project (Transforming into Open, Innovative and Collaborative Governments) aims to comparatively examine how public administrations are transformed to enhance collaboration in policy design and service delivery, advancing the participation of public, private and societal actors. It will analyse collaboration in and by governments, with a special emphasis on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), and its consequences.
Assessing the institutional conditions and individual drivers and barriers is crucial for understanding the transformation of governments towards greater collaboration. The state structures and administrative traditions provide different 'starting points' of the public sectors in Europe. Likewise, individual attitudes, skills, and expertise of officials play a decisive role in understanding this transformation. Subsequently, TROPICO will examine collaboration practices within governments (internal) and between public, private and societal actors (external), across a variety of policy sectors. We will study the actors and means of innovative collaboration, including ICT, and how they are interlinked. Lastly, assessing the effects of collaboration for legitimacy, accountability and government efficiency is essential to provide a comprehensive analysis of the transformation towards open, innovative, and collaborative governments.
Our multidisciplinary project will follow a truly comparative approach, examining ten countries representing the five administrative traditions in Europe: Nordic (Norway, Denmark), Central and Eastern European (Estonia, Hungary), Continental (Netherlands, Germany), Napoleonic (France, Spain; Belgium (mixed)), and Anglo-Saxon (United Kingdom). We will combine rigorous quantitative and qualitative research methods. TROPICO puts a strong emphasis on the inclusion of stakeholders and users throughout the project to test and reflect upon the applicability of our key findings and policy recommendations.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-CULT-COOP-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 993 768

Participants (12)

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 148 499
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HERTIE SCHOOL GEMMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 402 300
Address
Friedrichstrasse 180
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 282 500
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 169 968,15
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 419 680
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROSKILDE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 394 045
Address
Universitetsvej 1
4000 Roskilde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 204 250
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 412 500
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 106 736
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 284 626
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 850 776,25
Address
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 77 428,75
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments