Theme Future trends and scenarios
Future trends and scenarios
Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom
We aim to improve the utilization of the knowledge that this research project will provide. Therefore, we will present relevant trends in a policy-oriented way, by translating our research outcomes in policy-relevant scenarios that will help policymakers to explore the potential as well as the relevant drivers and barriers to social innovation. Work package 7, 'Future trends and social innovation scenarios', will address this research challenge.
A characteristic of an open systems approach to social innovation in the public sector is the idea that innovation processes are the result of a process of co-evolution in which various trends in different (sub-)environments ofthe public sector merge. Hence, it is important to understand how the knowledge that we have acquired in this project regarding the drivers and barriers to social innovation in the public sector can be linked to other general and specific developments and trends in, for instance, the political, the socioeconomic, the technological and the cultural environments. In order to strengthen the policy relevance of this trend analysis, we will develop a set of scenarios that refer to specific social innovation practices that might be relevant for the development of the public sector, given the challenges it faces. Moreover, it is important to take into account how the administrative structure and culture (and thus state traditions) will influence the likeliness of the social innovation scenarios.
- To carry out a validated pattern analysis of the main results of the overall research project, in terms of noteworthy and recurring differences and similarities between sectors and between EU countries (meta-analysis)
- To carry out a validated trend analysis of different environments that are relevant for social innovation in the public sector.
- To develop and validate four scenarios which outline the possible added value of specific social innovation arrangements for the future development of the public sector, given a number of identified trends and critical issues
Ecole Nationale d'Administration
Hertie School of Governance GGMBH
Matej Bel University
National School of Political Studies and Public Administration
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Tallinn University of Technology
The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Universita Commerciale Luigi Boccini
Innovation in the Public Sector: A Systematic Review and Future Research Agenda
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