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This website was created by the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI), part of the OECD Public Governance Directorate (GOV).

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European Commission Collaboration

Joining forces on key innovation priorities

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About our Collaboration with the European Commission

OPSI works in close partnership with the European Commission to achieve its priorities in leading public sector innovation.

Critical support from Horizon Europe

Between 2024 and 2025 the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) €1.5 million grant from the European Commission (EC) under the Horizon Europe-Work Programme 2021-2022 “Culture, creativity and inclusive society“.

Between 2016 and 2018, OPSI undertook another project on “Making Innovation a Consistent, Reliable and Strategic Resource for Governments” with the support of a €1.5 million grant from the European Commission (EC) under the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Work Programme, “Europe in a Changing World: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.”

These projects enabled OPSI to explore the “how” of public sector innovation by conducting research, engaging governments, connecting innovators and providing thought leadership on the topic. The resulting evidence, resources and networks help governments respond to the open innovation, digital government and good governance needs of the 21st century.

Fueled by Horizon Europe

Toolkit Navigator

A compendium of toolkits for public sector innovation and transformation.

Case Study Library

Explore hundreds of public sector case studies from all around the world.

Portfolio Exploration Tool

A free tool to help you determine your team’s or organisation’s public sector innovation portfolio. 

Gov Beyond Recovery

The 2021 conference built on COVID-19 lessons learnt and reflected on the path ahead for public sector innovation.

Gov After Shock

The 2020 conference looked at the implications of the COVID-19 crisis on public sector innovation.

Webinar Series

A series of webinars supported by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe programme.

Innovation Facets Briefs

Assisting governments to better conceptualise and manage ‘multi-faceted’ innovation.

Innovation Skills &
OECD Mission CoP

Skills need to promote and enable innovation in public sector organisations.

Systems Approaches

Changing the dynamics of a well-established and complex government systems.

Blogs & Reports

Bringing innovation knowledge to the fore.

Gov2Gov Innovation Incubator

Maximising the spread of learning and knowledge to a larger ecosystem of actors.


Bringing Horizon Europe funded insights to every inbox.

Catalysing European innovation through technical assistance

OPSI regularly receives support through the Technical Support Instrument (TSI) of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM), since the launch of TSI in 2021. This instrument enables OPSI to provide tailored technical support to advance the design and implementation of reforms in Member States.

With support from the European Commission’s DG REFORM, OPSI conducts in-depth country studies, facilitate action research and provides applied policy advice to several Member States, including:

  • A review of innovative systems approaches to procurement in Slovenia.
  • Development of an anticipatory innovation governance model in Finland.

The latest on our collaboration with the European Commission