TiGRE – Trust in Governance and Regulations in Europe

TiGRE – Trust in Governance and Regulations in Europe



Principal Investigator
prof. dr hab. Dominika Latusek-Jurczak
Overall budget
97 275 EUR
Project duration
01.01.2020 – 30.06.2023
Funded by
Funded by European Commission within Horizon 2020 Framework Programme

Aim of the project

In TiGRE, we aim to investigate under which conditions regulatory regimes are trusted by studying the relationships between the involved actors (such as administrative bodies, politicians, courts, firms, business, consumer groups and citizens at large, see the "trust relationships triangle". Thus, we will provide a comprehensive view of trust dynamics, their drivers and their political and socio-economic effects. More specifically, we can summarize our research objectives by the four following questions.

1. What are the drivers of trust relationships within regulatory regimes ? In order to identify such drivers, we will explore under which conditions regulatory regimes are trusted by analysing variables related to countries, regimes, and individuals, as well as the impact of practices at the organisation level (transparency, accountability and participation).

2. What are the consequences of trust on the functioning of regulatory regimes ? We will explore the relation between trust dynamics and the extent of cooperation between stakeholders at different levels. In addition, we will analyse the effects of these processes on the functioning and evolution of regulatory governance in terms of regulatory consent, compliance and legitimacy.

3. What about citizens’ trust in regulatory regimes ? We aim to deeply understand how citizens have trust in regulatory agencies, companies and service providers within specific regulatory regimes. To identify the drivers of such perceptions, we will investigate the effect of regulatory practices (regulatory instruments, enforcement styles such as degree of coerciveness) as well as variables related to countries, sectors, and individuals.

4. What is the role of the media ? We will analyse how the media influence trust dynamics within regulatory regimes. We will also explore the impact of the different communication strategies used by regulatory agencies during and after incidents of regulatory breakdowns to face intense criticism and repair trust.

Project impact

To connect research with policy and practice, we will provide indicators to detect signals of decreasing trust as well as scenarios on consequences of decreasing trust. This will be the basis for recommendations to policy-makers and to stakeholders on how to handle trust crises and optimize trust relationships within regulatory regimes in order to achieve stable, sustainable and fair social relations in regulatory governance.


Prof. Dominika Latusek-Jurczak

Profesor dr hab., wykładowca ALK, Autorka wielu publikacji z zakresu nauk o organizacji i zarządzaniu, Stanford Visiting Scholar 

PhD Anna Pikos

Adiunkt w Katedrze Zarządzania Akademii Leona Koźmińskiego. Prowadzi zajęcia z zakresu zarządzania i metod badawczych. Jej zainteresowania badawcze koncertują się wokół trzech obszarów: historii biznesu, badań narracji i zarządzania publicznego. Autorka i współautorka publikacji naukowych, w tym w czasopismach z listy JCR. Jest członkiem International Council of Archives. Aktywnie promuje interaktywne formy nauczania. Od 2010 r. jest Koordynatorem ds. akredytacji międzynarodowych w ALK i odpowiada za proces akredytacyjny EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA i CEEMAN