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Does collaboration lead to more efficiency? – Lessons from English local government

By Benedetta Bellò & James Downe | 25. February 2021

After the 2008 financial crisis and a period of austerity, local councils in England have considered various ways to change how they manage and deliver services to cope with budget cuts. The UK Government even put together an ‘idiot’s guide’ to making sensible savings in local government by outlining ‘50 ways to save’. This all…

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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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