Ensuring Innovation in Public Procurement – Does Party Affiliation Matter?

By Amandine Lerusse | 14. July 2020

This blog post looks at government contracting as a type of collaboration where the public sector contracts out public services to the private sector in order to deliver quality public services. In 2018, the European Commission indicated that government contracting accounted for 14 percent of the European single market GDP. Price is a major driver…

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TROPICO young research network, part II – ongoing research: Interministerial collaboration and citizen involvement in legislation

By Samuel Defacqz | 27. June 2019

The TROPICO project includes a large number of young researchers engaging in the essential work of the project. In the series “TROPICO young research network” we present some of our outstanding PhD students and postdocs. In this post, Samuel from CNRS, France, blogs about his work: My name is Samuel Defacqz and I work as…

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Digital Natives on Digitalisation in Public Administration: Remarks from our Young Researchers

By Andree Pruin & Nora Carstens | 5. June 2019

Already in 2001, the educationalist Mark Prensky used the term “Digital Native” to describe young people who grew up with the so called “new technologies”. The immense changes that the technical development has brought since then could only be guessed at that time: smartphones, social media, block chain and artificial intelligence – these are just…

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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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Expert reflections on the role of ICT and digitalisation in public administration

By Ole A. Danielsen, Johannes S. Førde and Lise H. Rykkja | 31. January 2019

TROPICOs External Advisory Board (EAB) consists of expert practitioners from public and private sector organisations across Europe. We invited the two Norwegian members to reflect on the role of ICT for public administration, the opportunities and challenges resulting from digitalisation, and perspectives for the future. Eivor Bremer Nebben is a Senior Advisor in the Norwegian…

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