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Does digitalisation enhance collaboration?

The international research project TROPICO has received support from the EU's programme for research and innovation, Horizon 2020. The project is coordinated by the University of Bergen.

he research project TROPICO has been granted funding of 4.75 million Euros to take a closer look at collaboration in the public sector through so-called e-governance.

Associate Professor Lise H. Rykkja from the Department of Administration and Organization Theory at the University of Bergen (UiB) is the coordinator of the project. She heads a consortium of partners from several European countries. 


  • Research project, with the full name “TRansforming into OPen, Innovative, and Collaborative Governments” (TROPICO).
  • The goal of the project is to examine how public administrations are transformed to enhance collaboration in policy design and service delivery, advancing the participation of public, private and societal actors.
  • The project has a special focus on e-government and digital services.
  • The project recently received 4.75 million Euro from the EU's Eighth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020.
  • The University of Bergen (UiB) is the coordinator of the project.
  • Associate Professor Lise H. Rykkja from the Department of Administration and Organization Theory is the project coordinator.
  • The other project partners are: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Hertie School of Governance (Germany), Tallinna Tehnikaulikool (Estonia), Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain), Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), University of Antwerp (Belgium), Roskilde University (Denmark), Kozep-Europai Egyetem (Hungary), Cardiff University (United Kingdom), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) and Universität Potsdam (Germany).

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