Workshop on Data-Driven Government at EPPC 2017 in Prague

In April 2017, I held a workshop on “Visions of Data-Driven Government” at the European Public Policy Conference (EPPC) in Prague. The EPPC is organized by students of the Hertie School of Governance and held in a different European city every year. This year’s conference topic was “Democracy in a Digital Age” and thus matched …    read more »

Monitoring & evaluation for contraceptives pilot project “biko”

Contraceptive pills

I have been contraced for the monitoring & evaluation of a pilot project concerning contraceptives together with my colleague Jacob Wunderwald. The project “biko” (“Zugang zu verschreibungspflichtigen Verhütungsmitteln. Kostenübernahme, Informationen und Beratung für Frauen mit Anspruch auf Sozialleistungen”) pilots the reimbursement for prescription contraceptives for low-income women. It is implemented by pro familia, the largest …    read more »

Study on youth exchanges & digitalisation for the African-German Youth Initiative

In winter 2016, I successfully tendered for a little study on digital innovations in youth exchanges. Contractor was the newly established African-German Youth Initiative. The rather open task was to research and summarize what new possibilites for youth exchanges digital technologies have brought about, and to showcase examplary projects in Germany. I ended up distinguishing three types …    read more »

Utopian Thinking about Data-driven Government in Leuven

In October 2016, I was invited to the “Futures Seminar” of the European Perspectives for Public Administration project at the KU Leuven. On the occasion of the 500-year-anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s “Utopia”, the seminar strove to tackle some of the crucial topics for the future of Public Administration Research. The topics included “Future Cities and …    read more »