Horizon2020 CITADEL Empowering Citizens to Transform Public Administrations

A 3.5 Million Euro project to produce cutting edge reserach into how emerging technologies can be used to empower all citizens to transform public services and the public administration in their country. Financed under the Horizon2020 project by the European Commission, 2016-19. 

2016 Ongoing
COCOPS – Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future

COCOPS – Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future is a public management research consortium consisting of 11 universities in 10 countries. With a budget of nearly 2,7 million € from the European Commission’s FP7, this is to become one of the largest comparative public management research projects in Europe. The project started on 1 Jan 2011 and ran for 3,5 years. It was coordinated by Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Choice, Citizen satisfaction, Citizen-Customer, Eurobarometer, Voice
2011 to 2015 Completed
Citizen-centred public sector innovation 2015 Ongoing
The Infrastructure Gap: Lessons from the USA and Europe 2015 Ongoing
The Policies of FDI in Public Service Networks in the EU

This three year period analysed the determinants and consequences of the rise of Foreign Direct Investment into public service networks across the EU. It focused in particular on electricity, gas, water, telecommunications and transportation networks. This project was financed by the Spanish Ministry of Innovation and Research.

2009 to 2011 Completed
Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe. Network of Excellence (RECWOWE)

RECWOWE is a Network of Excellence of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) on 'Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe'.The paramount objective of RECWOWE is to create a European research network capable of overcoming the fragmentation of existing research on questions of work and welfare in Europe.The aim is to promote the research excellence required in identifying and understanding the multiple tensions between work

2006 to 2011 Completed
The internationalisation of public enterprises in Europe: regulation, integration, citizenship politics and social cohesion

Ths project analysed the ways in which formerly domesticallly organized public enterprises had emerged as some of the world´s largest Multinational Corporations. It examined the role of regulation, integration, social cohesion policies and citizenship politics on determining the evolution and performance of the new infrastructural Multinationals. Directed by Professor Francisco Comín (Universidad of Alcalá-Madrid)

2005 to 2008 Completed
European Peripheries

The "European Peripheries” project was funded by the European Union- Socrates Intensive Programme (Jean Monnet Centre-Univesity of Tampere, University of Joenssu, University of Tallin, University of Pecs, University of Cantabria and PMAS–Bucharest). 2005-2008 (completed).

2005 to 2008 Completed
Privatization: Integration, transnationalisation and regulation of public services

This project examined what happened to public services after privatization. It focused on particular on the extent to which they became more or less integrated into a Single Market, how their regulation changed, and the extent to which they internationalized, or failed to venture abroad.  Directed by Professor F. Comín (University of Alcalá de Henares)

2002 to 2005 Completed
Investing in Southern Europe: Technological and Financial Investment Decisions by manufacturing firms

This project analyzed the kinds of policies which facilitated adequate investment in Southern Europe. It looked in particular at the technological and financial investment decisions made by manufacturing firms and the effects on investment. Director: Antony Barzokas (EU) Daniel Díaz-Fuentes (Spain)

1997 to 2001 Completed


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