Improve and strengthen Europeanisation

Public management has to react to changes in national and global contexts. A current key driver for changes can be seen in the Europeanisation, which affects the level of member states, caused by EU integration processes. Successful administrative action in the multilevel European system requires adjustments, ensuring efficient dealing with European objectives. As a result, - despite different traditions in the member states - there is an increasing convergence in the policy making and institutional decision making structures and procedures.[1] This point was confirmed by the questioning of the professor of administrative science.


[1] Bovaird, T. (2016), Researching Europeanisation of Public Administration and Policy: Conceptual Issues in Integration and Differentiation, in: Nemec, J. (ed.), Europeanisation in Public Administration Reforms, NISPAcee Press, Bratislava, 13-22,
Type of content: Needs
Type of need: Strategical need


Europeanisation is crucial in the age of globalisation. This development should take place in accordance with every state's specific culture. Yet, this brings the danger that stronger states will try to impose their power to weaker ones. How can the EU avoid this outcome?

The EU provides a complete system of governance, with all three branches of power. Integrating EU processes and policies on a state level is more often a process that requires the adaptation of those on a local level, before they can be enforced. Part of what Europeanisation should be about, is the transformation of state governments towards structures that are more compatible with a future federalised Europe.