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.

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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).

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TiGRE and GOVTRUST Centre of Excellence

UAntwerpen, one of the TiGRE partners, has established the GOVTRUST Centre of Excellence in Spring 2020!

GOVTRUST stands for “Trust and distrust in multi-level governance” and aims to provide a substantial contribution to the knowledge on the dynamics, causes and effects of trust between actors in multi-level governance. In particular, we are interested in the trust relations between political, administrative, regulatory, and judicial actors across levels, and with citizens and society. Learn more about GOVTRUST here.

If you wish to be kept informed about GOVTRUST news and updates, please sign up to receive the quarterly newsletter about upcoming events, publications, outreach and any other GOVTRUST news!

TiGRE Consortium Meeting CM3

Our third TiGRE Consortium Meeting CM3 was held on 29 and 30 October 2020. The meeting has been organised as a virtual event due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the online format, it was a fruitful meeting: the work for the coming months and the strategies to overcome the impact of COVID-19 on the project were discussed intensively. We were glad to receive some feedback and suggestions from our External Advisory Board!

In addition, we enjoyed taking our group picture - social distancing rules respected- followed by an online music quiz with the greatest hits from the TiGRE countries!

TiGRE large-scale survey: 2nd info sheet available for download

“With our survey, we will be able to explore the multifaceted trust relationships within regulated markets on an unprecedented scale. The survey is a cornerstone of TiGRE and will allow us to study the drivers and effects of trust relationships.” – Prof. Tobias Bach, University of Oslo.

A description of the TiGRE survey has been developed and is available for download, as a single page, printer-friendly PDF info sheet.

Check our homepage for the download link, or simply click here for a direct download.

Lecture of the TiGRE coordinator on trust in public policies

The TiGRE coordinator, Prof. Martino Maggetti, kindly gave a lecture for the opening ceremony of the academic semester at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lausanne.

Prof. Maggetti presented some features of trust in public policies in his presentation entitled "Managing crises: trust and distrust as instruments of public action", and made the link with the TiGRE project.

Due to the current public health recommendations, the ceremony was organised online and the presentation was recorded: click here to get access to the video!

How to Achieve Impact on Policy?

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) at the European Commission has published the "Science for Policy Handbook" which provides tips to bring science and knowledge to the attention of EU policymakers. It is intended for researchers and research organisations aiming to achieve policy impact, such as the TiGRE partners.

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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).