Vacancy for a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield

The Department of Politics and International Relations from the University of Sheffield and the newly established South Yorkshire Sustainability Centre have a joint position open for a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

The research will focus on a series of projects linked to sustainability with the implementation of Net Zero in public policy, designed in an interdisciplinary environment and in collaboration with policy makers in South Yorkshire.

The closing date for application is set on 22 August 2022. The job ad is available here.

TiGRE Young Scholars' Workshop - keynote presentation by Christian Lahusen

After the successful workshop organised last week in Utrecht for the young scholars from the TiGRE community, the consortium is happy to share materials publicly, including:

  • Keynote presentation given by Prof. Dr. Christian Lahusen (University of Siegen, coordinator of the EU-funded EnTrust project) about "Bargaining trust: conceptual and empirical insights into the dilemma of trust and mistrust in encounters between street level bureaucrats and clients"
  • Two presentations on career development and funding opportunities for young scholars - with prospects in academia as well as tips about career paths for SSH PhDs outside academia.

Check out the recording and download the presentation slides by clicking here.

Vacancy at UAntwerpen for a PhD student

The University of Antwerp has a new opening for a PhD student, studying the effects of rankings and performance information on citizen perceptions and attitudes. The research would include innovative experimental methods, including experiments using budget games and eye-tracking.

The link to the full description can be found here. You can apply for this position until 29 June 2022, for a foreseen start date on 1 September 2022.

TiGRE Young Scholars' Workshop

After our sixth TiGRE Consortium Meeting, the UNIL team gladly organised the TiGRE Young Scholars' Workshop on 09 June 2022 in Utrecht, The Netherlands, with support from the Utrecht team.

10 PhD students and post-docs participated to the workshop: in addition to the keynote lecture given by Christian Lahusen (coordinator of the EnTrust project), several roundtables were organised to maximise interaction and exchanges between young and senior scholars:

  • Publication strategies, with a panel of journal editors from the TiGRE consortium
  • Career development, with prospects in academia as well as career paths for PhDs outside academia. For this round table, we had the chance to welcome Martha Baxter (OECD, also member of the TiGRE Advisors Board) and Femke de Vries (&samhoud consultancy), in addition to senior TiGRE PIs, who kindly shared their experience and give advice to the young scholars.

TiGRE Consortium Meeting CM6 in Utrecht

For our sixth TiGRE Consortium Meeting, we were very happy to meet each other in Utrecht, The Netherlands last week, on 07 and 08 June 2022!

After 2,5 years into the project, the main challenges of the project were discussed intensively to find the most appropriate strategies and plan the next steps until the end of the project. This was a very fruitful scientific meeting, in addition to pleasant and relaxing time visiting Utrecht with its famous canals!

TiGRE at the TAD16 Conference

Koen Verhoest, WP3 leader in TiGRE from the UAntwerpen team, has co-organised a workshop with Jodi Sandfort (Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington) at the Transatlantic Dialogue (TAD16) Conference in Roskilde in 09-11 June 2022.

The workshop, entitled "Public innovation through public-private collaboration: governance, structure, processes and trust", focussed on how collaborative arrangements between public actors, private companies, third sector organisations and/or citizens develop innovation.

More information about the TAD16 conference and the workshop is available here.

TiGRE at the EC Webinar on AI for the Public Sector

Prof. Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen, leader of WP5 in TiGRE, gladly attended and gave a presentation at the panel discussion entitled "Trustworthiness of AI applications in public sector" on 08 June 2022.

This event, which gathered more than 500 participants incl. policy practitioners, was part of a larger online conference "AI: What's in it for the Public Sector?" organised by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT) of the European Commission.

Watch out the recording available using this link.

New publication by UAntwerpen about trust in government during the COVID-19 pandemic

The UAntwerpen team studied the variation of citizens' trust in government during the corona-crisis by comparing different levels of government (local, regional, national, European) during multiple phases of the pandemic (from April 2020 to May 2021).

Their work has been recently published in Vlaams Tijdschrift voor Overheidsmanagement (VTOM) journal, and is available in open access here.

New publication by UAntwerpen about public trust in the judicial system

The UAntwerpen team from TiGRE has recently published an article in Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, entitled "A research agenda for trust and distrust in a multilevel judicial system".

This paper is based on an overview of the empirical studies on trust/distrust in courts in Europe, while connecting the concept of multilevel governance.

The full article is available in open access by clicking here.

TiGRE wish you a happy International Women's Day!

TiGRE is committed to gender equality, diversity and inclusion as exemplified by our daily research activities. Indeed, we carefully consider gender throughout the project from data collection and analysis to the composition of the research teams. Of note, 48% of the TiGRE consortium are women.

Happy International Women's Day for a diverse, equitable and inclusive world!

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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).