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Transforming into Open, Innovative and Collaborative Governments

New blog post: "ICT = [I]nnovation, [C]ollaboration, [T]ransformation?"

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ICT = [I]nnovation, [C]ollaboration, [T]ransformation?

By Camilla Wanckel & Julia Fleischer | 8. November 2018

The digital era and new developments in information and communication technologies (ICT) provide new opportunities for policy makers, allowing them to make use of instruments such as open and big data, algorithmic and predictive analytics or even artificial intelligence to inform policy design and decision-making. For example, the UK Defence Secretary launched an artificial intelligence…

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ICT and innovation matter in procurement, say civil servants

By Amandine Lerussen | 23. October 2018

TROPICO wants to understand how public authorities consider environmental, social and innovative criteria when collaborating with the private sector. Therefore, TROPICO invited civil servants in five countries (Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Norway and Spain) to participate in a survey, designed quite innovatively, about their preferences in public procurement and their willingness to pay for including such…

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Summer heat and forest fires: could more collaboration be the answer?

By Sara Svensson | 13. August 2018

The summer of 2018 has been among the hottest and driest on record in many parts of Europe. In Sweden this has led to the outbreak of the largest forest fires the country has ever seen, and in Greece the highest casualty numbers resulting from a forest fire. Since many fear that forest fires will…

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TROPICO at a glance

By Julia Fleischer | 24. July 2018
Illustratration: colourbox.com

How do governments in Europe use information and communication technology (ICT) in designing policies and deliver public services – and does it make a difference? The TROPICO project brings together an inter-disciplinary team of researchers to investigate the recent digital turn in public sectors across ten European countries. Our overall project design is simple but…

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