Our publications include project deliverables, i.e. TROPICO policy briefs and TROPICO research reports as well as academic papers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The TROPICO leaflet describes the project, and provides details on the TROPICO research and the TROPICO consortium.
The poster describes the TROPICO project, its research, and its aim, in the form of a concise, visual presentation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.