TiGRE provides an encompassing and coherent analytical framework for the study of trust relationships in governance. It studies under which conditions regulatory regimes are trusted by studying relationships among involved actors, such as regulators, political, administrative and judicial bodies, the regulated industries, service providers and their interest organisations, consumers and other societal interests, as well as citizens at large. TiGRE opens thereby new research directions within the tradition of studies of trust relationships between citizens and public authorities. TiGRE’s aim is to reveal the role of trust in European regulatory governance and the ways trust can be maintained, enhanced, repaired and nurtured via administrative practices and reforms.
The TiGRE consortium brings together a set of excellent international scholars with unique expertise in regulatory governance and trust studies to advance the project’s research goals and impact on novel approaches to maintain, restore and improve trust in governance and enhance the quality of democracy.