COCOPS: Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future

The COCOPS (2011-2014) project seeks to comparatively and quantitatively assess the impact of New Public Management-style (NPM) reforms in European countries.

Funded by the European Commission’s FP7, this project will analyse the impact of reforms in public management and public services that address citizens’ service needs and social cohesion in Europe. Drawing on existing large-scale datasets and innovative new quantitative and qualitative data collection, the project intends to provide a comprehensive picture of the challenges facing the European public sector of the future, as identified by key stakeholders, including policy makers, public sector executives, third sector groups, academics and citizens.

Partner institutes:

  • Department of Public Administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • The Hertie School of Governance, Germany
  • Public Management Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Department of Institutional Analysis and Public Management, Centre for Research on Health and Social Care Management, Bocconi University, Italy
  • Department of Politics, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Public Management Research Group, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Department of Economics, University of Cantabria, Spain
  • Department of Public Policy and Management, Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary
  • Department of Public Administration, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Center for Studies and Research on Administrative and Political Sciences (CERSA) – University Paris II, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France

If you are interested in collaborating, or want to know more, please visit our website or contact us.

Preliminary findings will be presented during the EGPA Annual Conference in Bergen (September 2012)

Contact person: Steven Van De Walle,  Erasmus University Rotterdam, Department of Public Administration, The Netherlands (vandewalle -AT-



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