Calling All Local Authorities to Assist with Co-creation Research

In the last decade or so, local government authorities have seen the proliferation of approaches that aim to reinvigorate both their democratic legitimacy and ability to solve problems

One such method is co-creation or the collaborative process through which organisations solve problems and seek solutions by working together with citizens and stakeholders in the private, public or voluntary sector.

The survey “Co-creation in the Public Sector” explores the extent public authorities use co-creation (e.g. the purposes of implementing co-creation and reported outcomes) and the barriers and drivers (e.g. strategic management, leadership and professionals) for co-creation. The survey is administered in six countries and has also been launched among UK local authorities. In the survey, we pay attention to rural and urban areas as an important societal divide. 

The results of the survey will provide analytical insights into the uses of co-creation among local authorities (e.g. the purpose of implementing co-creation and reported outcomes) and identify push and pull factors. The survey results can be used by local authorities as an instrument to legitimise their choices over co-creation. 

Currently, the number of responses in the UK is too low for including them in a comparative analysis with five other countries (Denmark, Netherlands, France, Slovenia and Croatia). Hence, Prof. Keith Shaw and Dr. Andreja Pegan from Northumbria University are making this appeal to you in order to help increase the number of responses.
Please click on this link to begin the questionnaire:

The survey will be open until the end of December 2020. The survey is anonymous (the responses cannot be identified with personal information such as emails). More information is available in this participant information sheet

You can read about our preliminary findings in this COGOV Blog

Thank you for taking part.


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