Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, Wales, Germany – not counting OECD and the European Commission.
These are just some of the stakeholders who have joined the process of co-creating a Copenhagen Manual – a user-oriented guide and new international standard for measuring and developing public sector innovation, based on the Nordic Innovation Barometer.
Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland and countries like Poland, Czechia, and Greece among a number of other countries participate in the co-creation process.
A megalomaniacal dream
At the end of September, COI along with the center's Nordic partners chose to invite interested stakeholders to join the making of a Copenhagen Manual.
Head of Analysis in COI, Ole Bech Lykkebo, is overwhelmed by the great interest and the many stakeholders who wishes to participate in the process.
"When we invited two months ago, we had the somewhat megalomaniacal dream that maybe two or three other countries would be so interested in reusing the Nordic experience that they would even be willing to put work into writing a user manual," he says and continues:
More wants to join in
"The dream was quickly overtaken by reality. Now we are 19 countries co-creating. We are honestly overwhelmed by the great interest. And I think even more countries will join us," says Ole Bech Lykkebo.
He says that the Nordic countries will learn a lot from this process as well – and he is excited that more countries already are considering or testing an Innovation Barometer or similar tools.
Would you like to join?
If you are considering a similar survey in your country or have a methodical interest, feel free to join the co-creation. Contact head of analysis Ole Bech Lykkebo firstname.lastname@example.org
See the list of participants as of December 1, 2019 below: