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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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Address

Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 012 517

Participants (11)

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ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 148 499

HERTIE SCHOOL OF GOVERNANCE GEMMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 402 300

TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 263 750

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 169 968,15

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 419 681

ROSKILDE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 394 045

KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 204 250

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 412 500

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 184 165

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 284 626

UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 850 776

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 726840

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 953 196,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 747 077,15

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway