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An EU Twinning scheme among Member States?

Are twinning projects a valid model through which the European Commission could contribute to foster open innovation among public administrations of the Member States of the European Union?

This is the key question articulating this research, hence becoming a sort of guiding light to inquire more specifically about issues related to the institutional architecture and management problems of Twinning Projects.

In order to achieve these objectives, this research is seeking the views on these matters from those professionals that have been or are currently closely involved in the execution of Twinning projects, such as Resident Twinning Advisors (RTA) or Project Leaders (PL) from Member States and Beneficiary countries.

Although it is very early indeed to present the results of the research, now that we have already entered in the data collection stage, it is possible, at least, to show how those professional that have accepted to participate so far, have responded to this key general question.

Based on your Twinning Experience, Twinning Projects would be a good model to foster open innovation between the member states of the European Union

Would Twinning Projects Be a Good Model for Fostering Open Innovation between EU Member States?

As I said earlier, these are provisional results from just 25% of the expected sample, and, therefore with no scientific value whatsoever. However, it does provide with an strong indication of what the output might be for this specific question. In this sense, so far we find a massive support for this Twinning model to be implemented between EU Member States from Twinning professionals with 75% of the respondents agreeing (25%) or strongly agreeing (50%) and only 8.33% disagreeing with the idea.

In any case, as long as more professionals accept to participate on the research we will be able to gather a more representative sample.

If you currently are or have been an RTA or PL and wish to participate in this research, please find information to contact us here.