Comparative Research into Current Trends in Public Sector Organization – CRIPO

Brief description of the project

The project Comparative research on current trends in functioning and organization of public organizations was conducted by the College of…. , of Babes-Bolyai University, and is part of a research project at the European level through the instrument COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology –  being developed in 22 European states. The project aims to increase the level of knowledge about current trends in the functioning of public organizations at European level.

Who may participate?

According to the criteria established at European level on sampling and selecting participating organizations, all agencies at central level, directly under the government subordination / coordination.

The necessity and utility of the study

The data gathered will facilitate the construction of a European database about the functioning of the public organizations that will allow the scientific community to achieve a more comprehensive study on the functioning of the public sector in the European common space and a better use of external expertise in its reform.


  • Government Agencies – Practices and Lessons from 30 countries, published by prestigious publishing house Palgrave Macmillan in early 2012, the book is the result of three years of efforts of over 50 researchers in one of the most ambitious and comprehensive international research projects supported by the European Commission – COST Action IS0601 (“Comparative Research into Current Trends in Public Sector Organization – CRIPO”). The book describes and compares how government agencies are created and governed in 30 countries and is edited by Professors Koen Verhoest (KU Leuven), Sandra van Thiel (Erasmus University, Rotterdam), Geert Bouckaert (KU Leuven) and Per Lægreid (University of Bergen).
  • Agencies in Central and Eastern Europe, Transylvanian Review of Administrative Science
  • Lessons and policy reccomendations