TiGRE at a Workshop with the Inspection Council of the Netherlands

Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen (UU team) will gladly represent TiGRE at a symposium entitled "Hoe zorg je voor vertrouwen in toezicht van de burger?" ("How to ensure public trust in regulation?") organised with the Inspectieraad (Inspection Council) in the Netherlands on 17 November 2022.

This workshop aims at sharing the latest scientific insights on the relation between regulatory agencies and public trust with the employees of various Dutch Inspectorates.

As part of this workshop, Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen will deliver a presentation entitled "Zorgt “streng maar rechtvaardig” toezicht voor meer publiek vertrouwen?", which can be translated as "Does “strict but just” regulation result in more public trust?". He will focus on the key results from the TiGRE Work Package WP5, published in the research report D5.2 entitled "Effects of regulatory instruments and enforcement styles on citizen trust" (available here for download).

Joint publication by IBEI & HUJI in Journal of European Public Policy

The IBEI and HUJI teams, both involved in the TiGRE project, jointly published a journal article in which they studied the impact of various regulatory tools and designs on citizens' trust in firms in the field of financial technologies (Fintech).

The results, which are based on two original experimental surveys, are published in the Journal of European Public Policy.

Pre-print is openly available on the SSRN repository (Social Science Research Network) using this link.

New publication by UAntwerpen in European Law Journal

The UAntwerpen team studied the relationship between the rule-of-law-backsliding in some EU Member States and trust among national authorities when implementing European Arrest Warrants (EAW). Drawing on the trust literature, their paper, published in the European Law Journal, offers novel conceptual elements to rethink mutual trust in the EAW framework in order to bridge the gap between trust in practice and in principle.

Full article is available in open access using this link.

TiGRE Consortium Meeting CM7

After almost three years into the project, TiGRE organised its seventh Consortium Meeting on 04 November 2022.

Despite the online format, it was a productive meeting, allowing for efficient discussions about the next steps until the end of the project (planned in September 2023), including scientific publication strategy and upcoming public events to maximise outreach of the key results generated during the project.

Stay tuned for more info on our upcoming events!

New publication by UNIL about citizens' trust in regulatory agencies

Based on the experiments on citizens’ trust in both regulators and regulatees conducted in six countries as part of the TiGRE work package WP5, the TiGRE Project Coordinator Martino Maggetti (UNIL) has just released a brief article on the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab website.

The piece entitled "Trust, but notify" is available by clicking here.

OECD Report Launch: Webinar

Jacint Jordana, Director of the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and leader of WP4 in TiGRE, gladly attended the OECD Network of Economic Regulators (NER) Webinar as a panellist to discuss the launch of the OECD report about "Equipping Agile and Autonomous Regulators".

During this webinar, held on 19 September 2022, our TiGRE external advisor Martha Baxter (Acting Senior Policy Analyst, Public Governance Directorate, OECD) presented the key findings from this OECD report based on a survey of 57 economic regulators across 31 countries in order to discuss the implications of funding and staffing arrangements for regulators’ autonomy, agility, accountability, transparency and ability to deliver.

More information is available here.

TiGRE at the EGPA conference

Koen Verhoest (UAntwerpen) and Moritz Kappler (Uni-Speyer) gladly co-chaired the panel session about "TiGRE: Trust in Governance and Regulation in Europe" which was held as part of the EGPA 2022 Conference on 06-09 September 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal.

During the panel session, after a short introduction to the TiGRE project given by Koen Verhoest and Marko Hack (PhD student at Uni-Speyer), three papers were presented:

  1. The impact of trustworthy regulatory agencies on regulatory regime performance - Authors: K. Verhoest, F. Six, D. Latusek, J. Wynen, S. Grimmelikhuijsen, M. Kappler, D. Levi-Faur, M. Maggetti, H. Houlberg Salomonsen, JC. Triviño, J. Trondal
  2. Trust within EU multi-level regulatory regimes – theoretical reflections and experimental evidence - Authors: M. Kappler; R. M. Schomaker; K. Verhoest, T. Bach
  3. Good faith trust versus watchful trust: How high trust in actors in regulatory regimes influence regime performance and legitimacy - Authors: K. Verhoest, J. Wynen, E. Guaschino, M. Maggetti

The TiGRE participants acknowledge the EGPA conference organisers as it was the perfect environment to connect TiGRE with very interesting public administration scholars and practitioners!

TiGRE at the XVI Spanish Conference of Political Science and Administration

Jacint Jordana, Ixchel Pérez Durán and Juan Carlos Triviño-Salazar from the IBEI team in TiGRE will co-chair the panel entitled "Trust/Distrust in Regulation and Public Policy" as part of the XVI Spanish Conference of Political Science and Administration AECPA. The event will be hosted by the University of Girona (Spain) on 07-09 September 2022.

During the panel, 4 papers directly related to TiGRE will be presented as follows:

  • Paper 1: Assessing the Democratic Deficit of Regulatory Authorities: A Cross-country and Cross-sector Comparative Perspective - Authors: Libby Maman (IBEI), Jacint Jordana (IBEI), Edoardo Guaschino (UNIL), David Levi-Faur (HUJI), Rahel Schomaker (Uni-Speyer) and Esther van Zimmeren (UAntwerpen)
  • Paper 2: Implications of representation: diversity within regulatory domains and actors - Authors: Ixchel Pérez-Durán (IBEI), Juan Carlos Triviño-Salazar (IBEI), Bastiaan Redert (UAntwerpen)
  • Paper 3: Trust as a potential turning point in EU regulatory bodies: Lessons from the food safety sector - Author: Ixchel Pérez-Durán (IBEI)
  • Paper 4: Trust in Governance and Regulation in Europe (TiGRE) - Presenters: Jacint Jordana and Juan Carlos Triviño-Salazar

Joint event by HUJI & SCIPROM - webinar on “Career paths outside Academia”

Kirsten Leufgen, co-founder and executive director of SCIPROM, will give a talk about “Career paths outside Academia” in the context of the “Maavarim” programme led by HUJI, which accompanies research- oriented students – from undergraduate to postdoctoral – in their personal and professional development processes.

During this event, Kirsten Leufgen will present a wide range of opportunities for young researchers outside academia, from research management to communication, advocacy groups and entrepreneurship. Along some sample careers, the incentives as well as the requirements of the different fields of work will be discussed.

The webinar will be held on 12 September 2022 at 14:00 CEST via Zoom (link).

TiGRE at the GOVTRUST Summer School 2022

The theme of the GOVTRUST Summer School 2022 (29 Aug - 2 Sep 2022, Antwerp) is "A Multi-Level Perspective on Trust and Public Governance", which aims to give participants a comprehensive insight into the dynamics, causes and effects of trust in and between societal actors in multi-level public governance.

The GOVTRUST Summer School primarily targets PhD students, but also master's students, senior researchers or practitioners.

Koen Verhoest and Frédérique Six (lecturers, UAntwerpen) and David Levi-Faur​ (guest speaker, HUJI) presented the TiGRE results as part of the session "Trust and regulation", by focussing on the role of trust in the different relations within regulatory regimes, incl. the extent to which regulatory regimes require trust to function properly; the extent to which regulatory regimes enhance trust; the determinants and effects of trust within regulatory regimes.

After this session, participants traveled to Brussels for a half-day excursion to FASFC, the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain, which participated in the TiGRE survey. A panel discussion on the importance of trust (in regulation) for FASFC was organised to make the link with scientific research.

More information on the programme of the GOVTRUST Summer School 2022 is available here.

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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).