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Comparing to Improve – Examining the Impact of Collaboration

By James Downe, Benedetta Bellò, Peter Triantafillou & Lukas Thiele | 27. September 2021

Collaboration continues to be a popular way of designing policies and delivering public services. By working together, organisations aim to maximise public value and capture economies of scale, but there is a lack of evidence about collaboration’s impact on efficiency and legitimacy. A team from Cardiff, Roskilde and Potsdam Universities have designed a Collaboration Monitor…

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Is collaboration a key factor in healthcare service innovation?

By Jaime García-Rayado, Vicente Pina and Lourdes Torres | 17. April 2020

As in other European countries, the Spanish healthcare system must deal with numerous challenges to improve the quality of its services, while ensuring its sustainability. Accessibility to certain healthcare services throughout the country is difficult due to a geographically dispersed population. In addition, population ageing means there is also an increasing number of patients with…

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Home Office During the COVID-19 Pandemic – a Driver for Digital Change?

By Line M. Sørsdal and Karolina Półtorak | 31. March 2020

The coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the world with unexpected challenges for how we live, work and interact. Many public and private institutions in Europe have been locked down, including the Norwegian universities which were closed on the 12th of March. As a result, approximately 17000 students and almost 4000 employees of the University of…

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Impressions from the first TROPICO Summit “Collaboration in the Digital Era: Evidence from European Governments”

By Tiina Randma-Liiv, Lise H. Rykkja and Karolina Poltorak | 4. February 2020

The TROPICO Summit 2019 entitled “Collaboration in the Digital Era: Evidence from European Governments” took place on 23-25 October 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia. Participants came from more than ten European countries and included TROPICO partners, External and Academic Advisory Board members, practitioners from public, business and non-profit sectors, scholars and representatives of other relevant projects.…

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TROPICO young research network, part III: Collaborating to solve complex crimes. Insights from a postdoc project on digital platforms in international police collaboration

By Sofia Jonsson | 16. December 2019

“On 19 November, the United Kingdom’s South Yorkshire Police and the Romanian National Police (Poliția Română), supported by Europol and Eurojust, dismantled an organised crime group involved in human trafficking for sexual exploitation. On the action day, law enforcement officers from Romania and the UK carried out 11 house searches (5 in Romania and 6…

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