TiGRE 1st Stakeholder Forum meeting

On 10 June 2021, the TiGRE project organised its first Stakeholder Forum meeting to present and discuss the results of our large-scale survey on trust in regulation (read more about the survey here). This meeting has gathered several practitioners and actors involved in the regulation of three high-value sectors: food safety, finance and data protection.

Despite the online format, TiGRE members have engaged in a stimulating discussion with the invited practitioners.

We warmly thank all participants for their time, feedback and advice!

We are looking forward for the second Stakeholder Forum meeting: date, purpose and format will come soon!

TiGRE Consortium Meeting CM4

Our fourth TiGRE Consortium Meeting CM4 was held on 10 and 11 June, as a virtual event due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The progress achieved so far and the work for the coming months was discussed with all partners. In particular, UiO kindly shared the preliminary results coming out from our large-scale survey (read more about the survey here).

We also had the chance to discuss and receive feedback from our external advisors, Prof. Nikiforos Diamandouros (Academy of Athens), Prof. Itzhak Galnoor (Van Leer Jerusalem Institute), Anna Pietikainen (OECD Network of Economic Regulators) and Prof. Vincent Martenet (University of Lausanne). Discover our Advisory Board by clicking here.

Discover our third TiGRE info sheet

“In this survey experiment we explore how different enforcement styles affect citizens’ trust in six countries in a rigorous way. The large scale of this cross-national experiment allows us to also explore contextual differences across countries and between domains”, says Dr. S. Grimmelikhuijsen, Associate Professor at Utrecht University.

A description of the TiGRE study on the drivers of citizens’ trust in regulatory agencies and regulated organisations has been developed and is available for download, as a single page, printer-friendly PDF info sheet.

Check our outcomes page for the download link, and enjoy reading!

Around 1,500 participants to the TiGRE large-scale survey!

Our large-scale survey, which closed on 29 March 2021, gathered approximately 1,500 responses from actors involved in the regulatory regimes of different sectors and countries covered by TiGRE: read our infosheet about the design of the survey here.

We are currently preparing and cleaning the large dataset, alongside a research report which will describe the trust relationships among actors and identify the drivers of trust dynamics.

We warmly thank all survey participants for their time and answers, which are crucial for the progress of the TiGRE project!

TiGRE outcomes webpage

Discover and read more about the main outcomes of the TiGRE project on our brand new Outcomes webpage!

Policy briefs, webinars, project info sheets and introductory video, as well as press releases can be found here: enjoy browsing and reading - more coming soon!

TiGRE first policy brief

In order to assess social and political trust, we have systematically reviewed studies that address trust in government and trust in private or civil society actors. Based on this systematic review, we provide our first policy brief.

Enjoy reading and feel free to share it!

Season's greetings from TiGRE

TiGRE at the first GOVTRUST Annual Symposium

UAntwerpen, as partner of the TiGRE project and of the GOVTRUST Centre of Excellence, is excited to announce the first GOVTRUST Annual Symposium to be held online on Friday 29 January 2021, 14:00 - 17:00 CET. The theme of the symposium is “Trust and the COVID-19 Crisis: Regulation and Compliance in Multi-level Governance”.

The purpose of symposium is to introduce the work of the GOVTRUST Centre of Excellence and involve the broader community working in the field of trust, regulation and multi-level governance. During this symposium, GOVTRUST members and guest speakers will present recent work on the topic of trust and the COVID-19 crisis, identify key learning points, and raise some crucial questions and issues for discussion. Prof. dr. Benjamin van Rooij will deliver a keynote speech.

GOVTRUST looks forward to welcoming you! Find out more and register here.

TiGRE Webinars: Trust & Regulatory Governance in an Age of Crisis

TiGRE has just launched a series of research online seminars around the issues of trust and regulation. These topics stand at the centre of social science analysis in the last decades, and are even more important nowadays with the COVID-19 crisis. Those webinars are dedicated to the scholarly community and the general public.

We were glad to start this series of webinars with by Prof. Margaret Levi. She explored the distinction between trustworthy provision of goods and services, on the one hand, and the legitimacy of those in power, on the other hand.

This first online seminar was a real success, bringing together more than 110 people! If you missed this nice talk, the video and presentation slides are available here.

Discover the next webinars to come by clicking here!

TiGRE video online

The TiGRE introductory video is now available on our homepage and on video streaming platforms (Vimeo and YouTube).

Trust and quality of democracy? Discover the story behind TiGRE.

Enjoy and feel free to share the video via your social networks!

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870722 (TiGRE).