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Collaborating to understand user involvement – a joint initiative of five Horizon 2020 projects

By TROPICO Team | 18. June 2021

Lise H. Rykkja and Line M. Sørsdal (University of Bergen) have contributed to a joint policy brief called “The Co-Creation Compass: Creating Public Value Together: From Research to Action” from TROPICO and our four sister projects: Understanding Value Co-Creation in Public Services for Transforming Public Administrations (Co-VAL); Co-Production and Co-Governance: Strategic Management, Public Value and…

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A Penny for your Thoughts: The Crucial Role of Collaboration to Enlighten the Artificial Intelligence Black Box

By Lukas Kögel, Camilla Wanckel & Andree Pruin | 30. November 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) holds great promises to relieve the work of public servants and eliminate biases in human behaviour. Governments around the world strive to exploit AI and Big Data in order to design more evidence-based, effective and efficient policies, improve the communication with citizens through AI-guided chatbots, or increase the speed and quality of…

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E-administration: Good practices of digital invoicing in France

By Samuel Defacqz and Claire Dupuy | 11. September 2020

TROPICO involves research on digital administration (or e-administration) in several European countries. For this blog post, we interviewed Alexandre Streicher, a Manager at AIFE (the French Agency for State Financial Information Technology) about Chorus Pro, a French e-invoicing system. Streicher also serves as an expert on the TROPICO External Advisory Board. With Streicher, we discussed…

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Collaboration, the way to coordinate unaffiliated volunteers

By András Molnár | 7. August 2020

TROPICO research highlights that collaboration in the public sector is crucial, but also challenging. Governments across Europe have various solutions to ensure that different actors can work together effectively. An extraordinary situation when collaboration takes on a particular meaning is crisis management. As highlighted by Lise H. Rykkja and Per Lægreid, collaboration in times of…

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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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