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Transforming into Open, Innovative and Collaborative Governments

Now online: New case studies on ICT tools in internal policy design.

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Drivers and Barriers of e-Participation: the European Experience

By Kadi Maria Vooglaid | 28. February 2019

Electronic participation, or e-participation, is being experimented with worldwide, with the expectation that greater engagement will better inform government decision-making and enhance democratic processes. Since the earliest attempts at electronic democracy, e-participation has aimed at overcoming political distance, thus ushering in a new era of democratic revitalization. Proof of the democratizing and legitimizing effects of…

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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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