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Public administration collaboration and digitalisation in times of COVID-19. Lessons from Germany?

By Gerhard Hammerschmid | 20. May 2020

The current COVID-19 crisis sheds new light on the importance of state capacity and effective collaboration. The crisis has necessitated governments to deal with many new, unprecedented challenges, including  – but not limited to –  ensuring adequate resources for and coordination within national healthcare systems, collecting and analysing data from different sources, the development and…

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ICT and innovation matter in procurement, say civil servants

By Amandine Lerusse | 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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