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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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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 […]

Policy Brief: The Future of Public Administration

New COCOPS Policy Brief has been published: The future of Public Administration: Public Sector Reform in Europe. This Policy Brief summarises the findings of the COCOPS project as they relate to (future) trends in public sector reform. The COCOPS Policy Brief can be accessed here.

Working Paper: The crystal ball of public administration reform

New COCOPS Working Paper has been published: The crystal ball of public administration reform: What future predictions tell us about the present. Within this paper, Dion Curry examines the interplay between future-looking research in public administration and past and present trends in the discipline and practice in an effort to improve the analytical capacity of […]

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