Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future

Case study catalogue

Work Package 5 presents a case study catalogue that consists of a selection of public sector coordination practices from European countries.

Through the sharing of country experiences, our work seeks to develop a better understanding of innovative approaches and emerging tools to achieve more or better coordination in different policy areas. The case study catalogue comprises 22 different coordination practices from 11 European countries and includes examples from central government as well as the policy areas of health and employment.

A coordination practice (CP) represents a short case study of a coordination instrument based on a standardized template. The CP starts with a country background that provides information on the general politico-administrative system, the coordination discourse in the relevant country and in the selected policy field. The CP addresses the questions of what kind of practice has developed, why, and with what effects.






Central government

Coordinating for internal security and safety in Norway Norway Per Lægreid and Lise H. Rykkja, University of Bergen
Development of the Estonian Top Civil Service Estonia Annika Uudelepp, Tiina Randma-Liiv and Külli Sarapuu,  Tallinn University of Technology
Consolidation of Support services in Estonia Estonia Kaide Tammel, Tallinn University of Technology
Coordinating innovation and innovation policy: The innovation platform in the Netherlands The Netherlands Mark van Twist, Martijn van der Steen, Arno van Wijk, Erasmus University Rotterdam
The Coordination of government-wide, cross-cutting programs: The Case of Flanders in Action Belgium (Flanders) Koen Verhoest, Astrid Molenveld and Dorien Buttiens, University of Antwerpen, University of Leuven
The Spanish Agency for the Evaluation of Public Policies Spain Judith Clifton and Jose Manuel Alonso Alonso, University of Cantabria
“Széll Kálmán” Working Group (SzKWG) Hungary Gyorgy Hajnal,  Corvinus University Budapest
‘Government Windows’: One Stop Shops for Administrative Services in Hungary Hungary Gyorgy Hajnal and Eva Kovacs, Corvinus University Budapest
The Coordination of Homeland Security Policy in Germany Germany Julia Fleischer, University of Speyer
Departmentalism in Climate Adaption Policies in Germany Germany Thurid Hustedt, Potsdam University
E-government in the Czech Republic The Czech Republic David Špaček, Masaryk University



Contracting with Prehospital Emergency Medical Service Providers in Estonia Estonia Veiko Lember and Külli Sarapuu, Tallinn University of Technology
Intervention teams and the Collaborative Approach: Enforcement Property & Person in the city of Rotterdam The Netherlands Arie van Sluis, Peter Marks and David Berg, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Directorate Safety Rotterdam
Integrated Youth Care  Belgium Koen Verhoest, Joris Voets and Astrid Molenveld, University of Antwerpen, University of Ghent, University of Leuven
Regional Electronic Patient Record in Lombardy Italy Greta Nasi, Maria Cucciniello, Edoardo Ongaro, Davide Galli, Caudia Guerrazz, University of Bocconi, Northumbria University
Introduction of the Regional Health Information System in the Veneto Region Italy Greta Nasi, Maria Cucciniello, Edoardo Ongaro, Davide Galli, Caudia Guerrazz, University of Bocconi, Northumbria University
Minimum Network of Providing Inpatient Health Care Slovakia Juraj Nemec, Matej Bel University



Public Service Agreements as a Tool of Coordination in UK Central Government The UK Oliver James and Ayako Nakamura University of Exeter
Coordinating Norwegian Welfare: The NAV Reform Norway Lise H. Rykkja and Per Lægreid, University of Bergen
Coordination Practices in German Employment Services. The Case of Job Centres Germany Kai Wegrich, Gerhard Hammerschmid and Anca Oprisor, Hertie School of Governance


Local government

Local Service Boards in Wales Wales Valeria Guarneros-Meza, Steve Martin and James Downe, Cardiff University

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