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 will run for 3,5 years. It is coordinated by Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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Reports: Future of the Public Sector and Public Sector Reform

Future Trends in European Public Administration and Management: An outside-in Perspective asks what the most probable and salient external circumstances will be, and then looks at how, and how far, practitioners and academics are addressing them. Finally it offers a brief, preliminary assessment of how far, during the current austerity, EU governments appear to have […]

Policy Brief: Impact of public sector reform on social cohesion

New COCOPS Policy Brief has been published: The impact of public sector reform in Europe on social cohesion. It summarises the findings of the COCOPS project as they relate to the impact of public sector reforms on social cohesion, fair treatment, equal access and trust. The Policy Brief can be accessed here.

Report: Public Administration as an Academic Discipline

Public Administration as an Academic Discipline: Trends and Changes in the COCOPS Academic Survey of European Public Administration Scholars is a delivery of COCOPS Work Package #8. The report summarises the finding from the COCOPS academic survey, a survey of public administration academics in European countries fielded in 2013. Respondents were asked to reflect on […]


COCOPS NPM Reforms Database