Brand management: one of the keys to the modern working world

The COVID-19 crisis has shown that organisations in business and public administration must prepare for the future and position themselves as crisis-resistant or resilient. In times of demographic, social and digital change, as well as increasing internationalisation and a shift in values…
November 15, 2021

EU Cyber Diplomacy 101

What is cybersecurity, and what is actually at stake for the European Union when it comes to regulating international cyberspace? This blog post dives into these questions and provides a short introduction on the topic of internal and external cybersecurity in the…
July 1, 2021

Competitive Dialogue – A tool with many uses

Competitive Dialogue was initially conceived by the European Commission as a tool for awarding infrastructure contracts and complex service contracts - this blog sets out the potential for how Competitive Dialogue can be used flexibly in a wider range of contracts.
May 13, 2021

F2F vs Online Negotiations: Different Venues, Same Principles

After almost a year of going online and working remotely, what has been the effect on international negotiations? This first introductory post from the Negotiation Team investigates the changes brought by the pandemic and explores the solutions and opportunities to reinvent negotiations…
January 26, 2021

Research on Home Office: A critical review

What are the experiences of employees working from home and what is the employer’s perspective? What lessons can be learnt to shape attractive working relations and conditions in the future? And what are the implications for further research and HRM in practice?
November 30, 2020

How EIPA and ACI collaborate to support the public sector

EIPA and ACI (Automobile Club d’Italia) have a long history in collaborating together. In 2012 ACI adopted The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) model. The CAF is a tool of total quality management and a guide for continuous organizational improvement. EIPA has been…
July 9, 2020

Data Privacy during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Given the recent developments of the COVID-19, both public and private organisations in Europe are implementing stricter measures to try to contain the pandemic. Many of these measures might involve processing of personal data as governments seek to accurately understand the health…
April 16, 2020

Understanding the public sector financial management cycle

Public administrations in Europe at all levels continue to face many very difficult and complex and often multiple challenges, many of which are not susceptible to quick solutions, especially as public finances remain tight and managing budgets and public services is an…
January 13, 2020

Introducing Workplace Innovation in the Public Sector

Introducing Workplace Innovation in the Public Sector And how to build a high performing public sector organisation   Workplace innovation has an important role to play in helping public sector organisations across Europe adapt to unprecedented challenges, redesigning services in ways that…
September 11, 2019

Five tips for studying without interruptions

Digitisation has simplified our access to knowledge. Although this is obviously a positive development, it also contains a few dangers. The extreme amount of digital stimuli that you receive on a daily basis through your smartphone or tablet become an obstacle to…
April 18, 2019

The public sector financial management cycle

Effective public sector financial management and service delivery is a continuous process of planning, implementation, evaluation, audit and improvement based on the outcomes. In other words, there is a financial management cycle in which: Earlier steps lead logically to later steps during the financial…
April 4, 2019