TROPICO  PUBLICATIONS

Our publications include project deliverables, i.e. TROPICO policy briefs and TROPICO research reports as well as academic papers.

November 2020Other, Policy Brief

D7.3 – Annex to the Policy Brief – Extended list of recommendations

This Annex develops the recommendations presented in the TROPICO Policy Brief D7.3, offering further insights for practitioners involved in collaborative innovation for ICT-enabled public services.

Work Package 07Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Netherlands, Spain
November 2020Policy Brief

D7.3 – Policy Brief – Enhancing innovation through public-private collaboration

The Policy Brief provides 13 recommendations for policy and practice explaining how to foster collaborative innovation for ICT-enabled public services, based on findings of case studies on collaborative eHealth projects conducted in TROPICO WP7.

Work Package 07Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Netherlands, Spain
November 2020Research Report

D8.1 – Networks of account-giving in long-term unemployment collaborations in five countries

The research report presents five case studies on local initiatives targeted towards the long-term unemployed, and explores implications of collaborative governance for accountability.

Work Package 08Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Netherlands, United Kingdom
February 2019Academic Paper

Working paper on “The connotations of collaboration: European linguistic and scholarly perspectives on collaborative governance”

The working paper questions the assumption of common understanding of collaboration in European policy rhetoric and highlights the importance of government discourse. The paper also shows that the “collaborative governance” term can have different meanings in different country contexts.

Work Package 02Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom
June 2019Academic Paper

D2.4 – Article on “The use and abuse of participatory governance by populist governments”

This article argues that populist governments manipulate the language and methods of participatory governance. Advancing an analytical framework on content, process, effect, resource efficiency and communication dimensions, it illustrates these arguments with the National Consultations in Hungary in 2010–18.

Work Package 02, Work Package 05Hungary
September 2019Academic Paper

D2.4 – Article on “Regulating Collaboration: The Legal Framework of Collaborative Governance in Ten European Countries”

This article analyses the role of legal requirements for collaboration between governments and societal actors in the context of ten European countries.

Work Package 02Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom
June 2020Research Report

D6.3 – Comparative case studies on collaborative management for government digitalisation and public sector innovation

The publication presents the WP6 case studies on collaborative management conducted in five European countries. Each country investigated two cases, one on the implementation of a national government-wide portal towards the EU Single Digital Gateway, and one on the implementation of a Smart City strategy.

Work Package 06Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, United Kingdom
July 2020Research Report

D6.4 – Research report on collaborative management for ICT enabled public sector innovation

The report introduces five propositions explaining the key aspects of collaborative digitalisation, developed based on the literature review and tested by case studies on online digital platforms and Smart Cities presented in D6.3 report.

Work Package 06Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, United Kingdom
October 2020Academic Paper

Article by Vidar Stevens, Erik-Hans Klijn and Rianne Warsen – “Branding as a Public Governance Strategy: A Q Methodological Analysis of How Companies React to Place Branding Strategies”

The article looks into a new governance strategy in the public sector – public branding, and studies the perceived value of branding campaigns among their target groups, based on interviews with company owners conducted in the Rotterdam area, the Netherlands.

Netherlands
September 2020Research Report

D7.1 – Practices of external collaboration for service delivery. Comparative case studies on external collaboration in eHealth partnerships

Based on 19 case studies of collaborative eHealth projects in five countries (Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, and the Netherlands), the research report investigates the conditions that affect collaborative partnerships in creating innovative public services.

Work Package 07Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Netherlands, Spain
July 2018Research Report

D2.1 – Literature and Report Review

This publication reviews the academic literature and “grey literature” (reports produced by governments, independent research centres and think tanks) on collaborative governance, in order to map what is known about the role of institutional conditions for collaboration.

Work Package 02Hungary
November 2019Research Report

D6.1 – Meta-Analysis of e-government/digitalisation strategies

The meta-analysis compares sixteen digitalisation strategies published in eight European countries, shedding light on the visions, goals, and underlying assumptions that governments have towards collaboration in the context of digitalisation.

Work Package 06Estonia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom
July 2018Research Report

D2.2 – Codes of Collaboration Report

The report maps the constitutions, laws, statutory instruments and formal regulations or other rules and guidelines at national level on collaboration, data protection, data sharing and freedom of information in ten selected countries.

Work Package 02Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom
July 2018Research Report

D2.3 – Research Report – Collaborative Government Frameworks in ten Countries

The report presents results of meta-analysis comparing regulatory frameworks in the ten selected countries, to identify their similarities and differences.

Work Package 02Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom
September 2018Research Report

D3.1 – Local Civil Servants’ Stated Preferences When Collaborating

In this report, the authors present the results of a pilot study conducted in four countries to test different discrete experiments designs (DCE). They also explain the design of the DCE conducted with local civil servants responsible for waste collection at the municipal level (see D3.2 for the results).

Work Package 03Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Norway, Spain
September 2018Research Report

D3.2 – Research Report – Local Civil Servants’ Stated Preferences When Collaborating

This report includes a preparatory review of the academic literature and the first results of a discrete choice experiment (DCE) examining the extent to which local civil servants consider economic, environmental, and social criteria as well as the ICT dimension when awarding a contract to a private company.

Work Package 03Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Norway, Spain
September 2018Policy Brief

D3.3 – Policy Brief – When the Public Sector Chooses a Private Partner

The Policy Brief presents the main findings from the WP3 discrete choice experiments and provides key insights about how public servants choose a private partner.

Work Package 03Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Norway, Spain
October 2018Policy Brief

Policy Brief – Transforming into Open, Innovative and Collaborative Governments

This Policy Brief is a four-page presentation of the TROPICO project, detailing the research, the impact of the project, the focus and cases covered by the TROPICO work packages, as well as the tools offered by TROPICO to share its findings and recommendations.

Work Package 02, Work Package 03, Work Package 04, Work Package 05, Work Package 06, Work Package 07, Work Package 08, Work Package 09, Work Package 10Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom
December 2018Other

TROPICO Leaflet

The TROPICO leaflet describes the project, and provides details on the TROPICO research and the TROPICO consortium.

Work Package 10
January 2019Other

TROPICO Poster

The poster describes the TROPICO project, its research, and its aim, in the form of a concise, visual presentation.

Work Package 10
April 2019Research Report

D4.2 – Research Report – Academic Expert Survey

This report presents a survey conducted with academic experts from various academic fields in ten countries about digitalisation and collaboration in European governments. It focuses on the experts’ perceptions and assessments of internal policy design.

Work Package 04Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom
August 2019Research Report

D4.3 – Comparative Case Studies

The comparative analysis, based on five case studies in five European countries, looks into causal mechanisms of internal government collaboration, linking actors with the means of collaboration, and the usage and feasibility of ICT.

Work Package 04France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway
September 2019Policy Brief

D4.4 – Policy Brief – Innovative collaboration for policy design through ICT. Empirical observations and implications

This Policy Brief summarises the empirical observations and implications resulting from the academic expert survey and the comparative case studies conducted by WP4, underlining key findings, practical implications, and recommendations.

Work Package 04France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway
December 2019Policy Brief

D5.3 – Policy brief – Success factors for organizing and administering e-participation

The Policy Brief offers recommendations to policymakers who are involved in establishing or improving e-participation platforms, based on the empirical findings from the WP5 case studies.

Work Package 05Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom
December 2019Research Report

D5.2 – Organising for e-participation: Learning from European Experiences

This report investigates the functioning of e-participation platforms in seven European countries, in a comparative analysis with a special emphasis on the “supply-side” of e-participation – the administrative and organizational context of such initiatives.

Work Package 05Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom
November 2019Research Report

D5.1 – Comparative case studies on e-participation

The publication presents the empirical analysis of recent e-participation initiatives with the objective of fostering collaboration between governments and citizens, in seven European countries.

Work Package 05Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Spain, United Kingdom
November 2019Policy Brief

D6.2 – Policy Brief – Internal collaboration as a cornerstone of national digitalisation strategies. Empirical findings and recommendations

This Policy Brief offers recommendations on success factors for policymakers and public managers in charge of designing and implementing digitalisation strategies.

Work Package 06Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, United Kingdom
December 2019Academic Paper

Article by Agnes Batory and Sara Svensson – “The fuzzy concept of collaborative governance: A systematic review of the state of the art”

The article presents the current state of the art related to collaborative governance, discuss preliminary findings on ‘grey’ literature on this topic in Europe, and reflect on the connotations of the collaborative governance term in different European languages.

Work Package 02Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom
December 2019Other

D10.4 – TROPICO Summit 2019

This publication provides a summary of the TROPICO Summit “Collaboration in the Digital Era: Evidence from European Governments”, which took place on 23-25 October 2019 in Tallinn (Estonia), presenting the programme, the participants, and the main impressions from the Summit.

Work Package 10Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom

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