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 was one of the largest comparative public management research projects in Europe. The project has now ended, but many of the researchers involved continue to work on the topic and data.

The results of the COCOPS Executive Survey on Public Sector Reform in Europe have now been archived at the GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, and are available under the following link:

The data from the meta-analysis on reform outcomes are available under the ‘workpackage 1’ tab.

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New blog post

The London School of Economics Impact of Social Sciences Blog published a new post written by Dion Curry: New public administration reforms are required to meet the challenges posed by Europe’s austerity policies. Dion Curry writes on the views of both citizens and public sector executives on trends within public administration over the last five years. The […]

Final Policy Brief

New COCOPS Policy Brief has been published: Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future. This Policy Brief summarises the final findings of the COCOPS project. The Policy Brief can be accessed here.

Report: Current and Future Trends in Public Sector Reform

Current and Future Trends in Public Sector Reform: The Views of Trade Unions and Consultants in Ten European Countries is a deliverable of COCOPS Work Package #8. This report draws on a total of 59 interviews conducted in 10 countries with top public sector consultants and public sector trade unions to determine perceptions of current trends in the […]