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European Commission Collaboration

Joining forces on key innovation priorities

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About our Collaboration with the European Commission

OPSI works in close partnership with the European Commission to achieve its priorities in leading public sector innovation.

Critical support from Horizon 2020

Between 2016-2018, OPSI undertook a project on “Making Innovation a Consistent, Reliable and Strategic Resource for Governments” with the support of a €1.5 million grant from the European Commission (EC) under the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Work Programme, “Europe in a Changing World: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.”

These projects enabled OPSI to explore the “how” of public sector innovation by conducting research, engaging governments, connecting innovators and providing thought leadership on the topic. The resulting evidence, resources and networks help governments respond to the open innovation, digital government and good governance needs of the 21st century.

Fueled by H2020

Toolkit Navigator

A compendium of toolkits for public sector innovation and transformation.

Case Study Library

Explore hundreds of public sector case studies from all around the world.

Portfolio Exploration Tool

A free tool to help you determine your team’s or organisation’s public sector innovation portfolio. 

Gov Beyond Recovery

The 2021 conference built on COVID-19 lessons learnt and reflected on the path ahead for public sector innovation.

Gov After Shock

The 2020 conference looked at the implications of the COVID-19 crisis on public sector innovation.

Webinar Series

A series of 14 webinars supported by the European Commission’s H2020 project.

Innovation Facets Briefs

Assisting governments to better conceptualise and manage ‘multi-faceted’ innovation.

Innovation Skills

Skills need to promote and enable innovation in public sector organisations.

Systems Approaches

Changing the dynamics of a well-established and complex government systems.

Innovation Incubator

Maximising the spread of learning and knowledge to a larger ecosystem of actors.

Catalysing European innovation through technical assistance

OPSI regularly receives support through the Technical Support Instrument (TSI) of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM), since the launch of TSI in 2021. This instrument enables OPSI to provide tailored technical support to advance the design and implementation of reforms in Member States.

With support from the European Commission’s DG REFORM, OPSI conducts in-depth country studies, facilitate action research and provides applied policy advice to several Member States, including:

  • A review of innovative systems approaches to procurement in Slovenia.
  • Development of an anticipatory innovation governance model in Finland.

The latest on our collaboration with the European Commission

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