In early 2017, me and my companion Jacob Wunderwald successfully tendered for the impact assessment of the ASA program. We were contracted to conduct the assessments one and five years after individual participation in the ASA program. The assessment is carried out with online surveys which are to be improved, sent out and finally analysed.
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 »
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 »
In July 2016, I was invited to talk at the 24th World Congress of Political Science in Poznań, Poland. I presented a draft paper on how the emerging concept of “data-driven government” is constructed by management consultancies and technology providers in the panel “Public Administration and the Digital Turn”. To this end, I analysed about 50 reports and white … read more »
In July 2016, I spent a week in San Sebastián in the Basque country at the summer school “Techno Science Societies: Between Myth Formation and Societal Structure” organized by the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) in Karlsruhe. The school had a strong focus on Science & Technology Studies, which seemed like a good opportunity for … read more »