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Understanding value co-creation in public services for transforming European public administrations

4 December 2017

On November 13th-14th 2017, the Co-VAL (Understanding value co-creation in public services for transforming European public administrations) project consortium held its Kick-off meeting in Lillehammer, Norway, hosted by Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.

The Co-VAL project is a new European research initiative, co-funded under the H2020 programme, which aims to discover, analyse, and provide policy recommendations for transformative strategies that integrate the co-creation of value in public administrations. To accomplish these objectives, research will be conducted on the paradigm shift from the traditional top-down model to demand and bottom-up driven models. In extend, the project will examine cases when citizens, civil servants, private, and third sector organizations voluntarily participate in the development of transformative innovations addressing changing needs and social problems.

The Co-VAL project is a collaboration between 12 partners from 11 countries: Athens Technology Center SA (Greece), that is coordinating the project; Universidad de Alcalá (Spain); The University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom); Universitat Konstanz (Germany); Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille - LILLE I (France); The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal asbl (Belgium), Universiteit Maastricht (Netherlands), Høgskolen i Innlandet (Norway), Roskilde Universitet (Denmark), Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Italy), Budapesti Cornivus Egyetem (Hungary), and PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory SpA (Italy).

For more information, read the full Press Release here