Research project

TRansforming into OPen, Innovative, and Collaborative Governments (TROPICO)

The goal of TRansforming into OPen, Innovative, and Collaborative Governments (TROPICO) is to examine how public administrations are transformed to enhance collaboration in policy design and service delivery, advancing the participation of public, private and societal actors. The project running from June 2017 till May 2021  has a special focus on e-government and public sector innovation. The project recently received 4.75 million Euro from the  EU Horizon 2020  Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Coordinated by the University of Bergen (UiB), Gerhard Hammerschmid and Kai Wegrich  are the project collaborators from the Hertie School leading a work package on collaborative public management!practices in the delivery of innovative public services. 

Project partners

The project is led by the University of Bergen (UiB), in partnership with Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Hertie School of Governance (Germany), Tallinna Tehnikaulikool (Estonia), Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain), Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), University of Antwerp (Belgium), Roskilde University (Denmark), Kozep-Europai Egyetem (Hungary), Cardiff University (United Kingdom), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) and Universität Potsdam (Germany).

Funding

The project received 4.75 million Euro from the EU's Eighth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020.

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