We invite you to the international conference Coproduction – Cooperation Between Public Administration and Citizens as a Response to Social Challenges, organized by Centre for Democracy and Law Miko Tripalo and Friedrich Ebert Foundation on Monday, November 11, 2019, 12h, Novinarski dom, Perkovčeva ulica 2, Zagreb.

The conference will introduce the concept of coproduction, a term that refers to cooperation between public authorities and citizens in providing public services. Coproduction is a growing trend and has become widespread in Western Europe. It is a response to financial constraints of public authorities, especially at the local level. In Croatia, coproduction is not recognized in practice, although there are some examples of citizens participation in public services delivery.

In the first part of the conference, you will be introduced to the contemporary tendencies of coproduction in Europe and discuss on the benefits and shortcomings of using such model in public services delivery. The second part of the conference will include the roundtable where the examples of coproduction in Europe and Croatia will be presented.

This conference is the first part of Reducing Inequalities at the Local Level: the Role of Citizens in Local Public Services Delivery in Croatia project, which aims to examine coproduction trends in Croatia and existing models of public administration cooperation with citizens in providing public services.

Bellow you can find the formal invitation and conference program.