The origins of the European Coalition for Vision: exploring the formation of a network

Karen Heard-Laureote

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Abstract

Despite growing interest in EU-level transnational networks there is little understanding about how these form. This article investigates the formation of one network – the European Coalition for Vision (ECV). Using document analysis of 100 email exchanges, 12 semi-structured interviews and observation of 5 ECV meetings, it identifies environmental and organisational triggers, most important to the creation of the ECV. Findings show that while environmental triggers played a role in ECV formation, organisational triggers were crucial. In particular, the presence of network leaders, a network entrepreneur and a network mentor were vital for the successful creation of the network.
Original languageEnglish
Article number0
Pages (from-to)137-149
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
Volume41
Issue number2
Early online date23 Dec 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

Keywords

  • transnational societal networks
  • process of network formation
  • European Union politics

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