PERL partners contributed actively to the 2016 SANORD conference held at Uppsala University on September 7-9, 2016. The conference highlighted the need to rethink, scrutinize and look beyond the dominant paradigm of New Public Management especially when it comes to governance and public service provisioning.
In health-care, schooling, social services, as well as in many other sectors of society, issues pertaining to the State’s responsibility and role as provider of services are on the top of the political agenda.
Presentations and discussions took place about transformative learning, about relevance and quality of transnational cooperation in education, and about monitoring quality education. Participants who are particularly interested in education came together to discuss future collaboration and communication. PERL/UNITWIN learning materials were disseminated at the conference as well.