The institutions behind TiGRE

The TiGRE consortium comprises 10 partners including 8 universities, one research centre, and one SME, coming from 9 different countries, namely Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, and Switzerland.

The consortium strives to develop novel approaches to restore and improve trust in governance and enhance the quality of democracy. All partners have affinity to questions related to trust and regulatory governance, with largely complementary as well as strategically overlapping and interdisciplinary competences in political science, social psychology, law, economics, public administration and communication studies.

TiGRE is coordinated by Prof. Martino Maggetti, Prof. Ioannis Papadopoulos and Dr. Edoardo Guaschino, at the Laboratory for the Analysis of Governance and Public Policy in Europe (LAGAPE), University of Lausanne, Switzerland. With a strong expertise in the study of multi-level governance and regulatory policies, their role is crucial to integrate the research findings of the other TiGRE partners throughout the duration of the project.
Université de Lausanne/Project coordinator/
Founded in 1537, the University of Lausanne (UNIL), committed to supporting cutting-edge research at international level, won fame recently with the 2017 Nobel prize for chemistry Jacques Dubochet. The Laboratory for the Analysis of Governance and Public Policy in Europe (LAGAPE) is a research unit that gathers the researchers of the Institute of Political Science of the UNIL focusing on the study of governance, regulation, policy-making, public administration, and the role of political elites. It is the largest research centre devoted to these topics in Switzerland and its members are active contributors to the international scholarly debate.
Dr. Edoardo Guaschino Operational coordinator
Mixed Methods, Multi-level governance, Public Issues, Agenda Setting, Regulation, Politics of Knowledge
Prof. Martino MaggettiCoordinator
Comparative public policy; multilevel dynamics; independent agencies; regulatory governance; research design and comparative methods.
Prof. Ioannis PapadopoulosCo-coordinator
Political accountability, Multi-level governance
Prof. Anthony Bertellithird partyPennsylvania State UniversityBocconi University
Dr. Matthew Woodthird partyUniversity of Sheffield
University of Antwerp/
The University of Antwerp is a young and dynamic fully accredited Belgian university, characterised by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach. Politics & Public Governance (PPG) is a research group with large experience in collaborating in and in managing large international research projects related to public administration and governance. Government and Law (G&L) is a research group focused on multilevel governance by state and non-state actors. The research groups PPG and G&L and the associated TiGRE researchers listed below are working together in the new interdisciplinary Research Center of Excellence GOVTRUST at the University of Antwerp.
Dr. Monika Glavina
Trust in Governance; Judicial Behaviour; Empirical Legal Studies; EU law; European Integration; Law & Economics
Bjorn Kleizen
Dr. Sophie Op de Beeck
Public Administration & Management; Trust in Multi-level Governance; Public Personnel Administration
Prof. Patricia Popelier
Legislative Studies, Legitimacy, Constitutional Review, Federalism
Ass. Prof. Frédérique Six
Trust, Governance, Regulation, Control
Prof. Koen Verhoest
Trust, Regulation and Public Governance; Autonomy, Coordination and Collaboration; Innovation; Structure of Government
Prof. Esther van Zimmeren
Intellectual Property Law, Innovation Policy, Multilevel Governance, Institutional Design and Trust
Dries Van Doninck
Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals/
The Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) was set up in 2004 with the goal of becoming a leading European institution for advanced research and postgraduate training of future generations of professionals and experts dealing with international affairs of public concern. The International Studies Research Group (GREI) focus on a wide set of global problems regarding politics and international development, with the study of international governance processes being tackled transversely. The group members consider, among other matters, the political economy of the states in the context of globalisation, the role of the multilateral institutions, and the networks of actors present in the international sphere or in the processes of interaction among countries and the effects on their public policies.
Prof. Jacint Jordana
Public Policies, with a focus on Regulatory Policies and Regulatory Governance
Jana Gómez Díaz
Erin Marie Parsons
Dr. Ixchel Perez Duran
Regulation, Governance, Accountability, European Union Institutions, EU Agencies and National Regulatory Agencies
Dr. Juan Carlos Triviño-Salazar
Multilevel Governance of Migration and Integration and Regulatory Governance
Hebrew University of Jerusalem/
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) is Israel’s leading research institution. HUJI includes one of the largest research groups in Europe in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy, worldwide recognized as an authority in the field of regulation of governance and its application to various domains of governance. The research group members have a vast theoretical and empirical knowledge of multilevel governance and EU public policy, in addition to strong methodological skills (survey, experiments, comparative methods and case studies).
Prof. Sharon Gilad
Ass. Prof. Elyakim Kislev
Nir KostiPhD Candidate
Prof. David Levi-Faur
Libby MamanPhD Candidate
Rotem MedziniPhD Candidate
Internet Governance, Data Protection and Media Policies, Regulatory Intermediation Theory
Inbar Mizrahi-BorohovichPhD Candidate
Yair OsheroffPhD Candidate
Founded in 1947, the German University of Administrative Sciences is the national school for postgraduate education, in-service training and research in the context of Public Administration in Germany. This includes the training of future senior civil servants, in-service training for senior civil servants, and research into the legal, economic and social problems of international, national and local administration. The research group "Administrative Change and International Developments" focus on transnational cooperation, international bureaucracies and domestic bureaucratic innovation - in particular in the area of migration and refugees. Prime investigation instruments are surveys as well as experimental vignette designs. Main research activities of the TiGRE team are administrative and institutional change, governance and trust, and multilevel administrative transformation.
Prof. Dr. Michael Bauer
Multilevel administrative transformation and the role of bureaucrats in EU and international policymaking
Ass. iur. Claudia HippAdministration
Moritz Kappler
Institutional differences as both driver for and as consequence of actors’ behavior
Prof. Dr. Rahel Schomaker
Administrative change, formal and informal public sector cooperations and networks, crisis governance and trust
Aarhus University/
Aarhus University (AU), founded in 1928, has four faculties covering the entire research spectrum – basic research, applied research, strategic research and research based advice to the authorities. AU has a very successful track record of managing both individual fellowships and large international projects and of hosting visiting researchers for both training and knowledge transfer purposes. AU Department of Management and Department of Political Sciences are both internationally leading departments covering a wide range of expertise in particular with respect to media analysis, case-studies and survey experiments performed within a public sector context.
Dr. Heidi Houlberg Salomonsen
Public Leadership, Agencies, Politico-administrative Relations
Dr. Caroline Howard Grøn
Public Management, Leadership, Trust, Leadership Development, Organization
Andreas Munk-Hansen
Public Leadership, Public Administration, Data Analysis, Survey Experiments
University of Oslo/
The University of Oslo (UiO) is Norway’s oldest institution for research and higher education. ARENA is a multidisciplinary research institute located at the UiO’s Faculty of Social Sciences. The centre is internationally recognised as a leading research community engaged in the examination of the processes of political change in Europe. ARENA’s staff conducts cutting-edge research in organisational and institutional developments, legitimacy and democracy, foreign and security policy, civil society and the public sphere. ARENA’s staff has experience in various methods of quantitative analysis, including gathering and analysing large data sets.
Prof. Tobias Bach
Executive Politics, Comparative Public Administration, Multilevel Administration
Anne Gaspers
Geir Ove KværkAdministration
Prof. Jarle Trondal
Public Governance, Organizational Studies, European Executive Order, International Public Administration
Utrecht University/
Established in 1636, the Utrecht University (UU) is a leading research university with state-of-the art research facilities and excellent research training. In line with the interdisciplinary Strategic Theme ‘Institutions for Open Societies’, the UU School of Governance (USG) studies public issues and public organisations in their interaction with the developments in politics and society. The USG hosts the Governance Lab Utrecht (GLU), which is a lab for experiments in a public administration setting. In addition, the GLU has a mobile lab, which allows us to carry out “lab in the field” experiments.
Prof. Judith van Erp
Lauren A. FahyPhD Candidate
Regulation, Compliance, Collaboration, Organizational Reputation, Innovation
Ass. Prof. Femke van Esch
Dr. Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen
Citizen Trust, Legitimacy, Transparency, Experiments, Algorithmic Decision-making
Prof. Thomas Schillemans

Kozminski University/
Kozminski University (KU) is a research institution that offers state-of-the-art interdisciplinary education addressing the needs of contemporary successful business people: management, finance, and administration supplemented by business law, economics, European studies, economic psychology, sociology. Department of Management is an interdisciplinary research group working on issues such as: trust, innovation, business history, leadership, family business, case studies in teaching. The Center for Trust Research, established within the Department, is the group where our research in TiGRE project is carried out.
Joanna KartasiewiczAdministration
Tanja KosowskiPhD Candidate
Managing people in an organization, HRM, diversity in organizations, organizational culture
Prof. Dominika Latusek-Jurczak
Dr. Anna Pikos
Founded in 2005, SCIPROM is an SME specialised in the management and communication of large research projects. SCIPROM supports coordinators from the first project idea to the final report, in project set-up, negotiation, management and communication.
Filippo Gander
Dr. Kirsten Leufgen
Dr. Clara RoujeauManager
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870722 (TiGRE).