Case Example: New Approaches to Policy Implementation (EU)

Nicolaj Ejler, Jeppe Ostersen, David Graff, Therese Dyrby
Northern European states, regarded as world leaders in social welfare, have for a long time viewed implementation as enactment of legislation that is communicated top-down to the public and stakeholders. This study reports on interviews with 30 public sector executives in Northern Europe about how to achieve successful implementation. They confirm the necessity of the “Making it Happen” strategy that corresponds with implementation science.