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Christoph Demmke

Dr. Christoph Demmke



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Christoph Demmke is Advisor to the Council of Europe and the Budgetary Committee of the European Parliament (until April 2017) in the field of Public Service Ethics. Beforehand, he was Interim Professor (until 1 September 2016) at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Senior Scientific Advisor and Head of Unit in the OECD, Paris (F), Professor of Comparative Public Administration at the European Institute of Public Administration (NL) and Guest Professor at the College of Europe in Brugge (B) (both until 2013).

He holds a PhD in Administrative Sciences from the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer (D), a Diplome (DEHEI) in International Relations (F) and a Master in Political Sciences from the University of Hamburg (D). Besides he was Fellow at the Harvard Law School and the German Ministry of the Interior. He is a long standing advisor to the European Union Presidency and the EUPAN network, almost all EU Institutions and national Governments on HR reforms and Ethics. Mr Demmke is author of many publications in the field of comparative HR reforms and ethics. Examples include:

Publikationen (Auswahl)

Informal administrative cooperation in Europe – Added value or waste of resources ?, in  Revue Française d'Administration Publique (RFAP), 2017 (accepted, forthcoming)

Co-author of Study for the Europpean Parliament (2017), Codes of Conduct and Conflicts of Interest at any governance level of the management of EU funds, PE 572.715, EP, Brussels

Doing better with less? The Future of the Government Workforce, Peter Lang, Frankfurt M. et al., 2016

Budgeting Constraints, cost-cutting and civil service reform, in: OECD, Engaging Public Policies for a High Performing Civil Service, OECD Publishing, Paris, 2016, pp. 21-57.

Effects of Budgetary Constraints on HR Reforms in Central Public Administrations and the Importance of Institutional Context, in: International Journal of Public Administration, 2016

A ‘forerunner’ in public service ethics, In, Leo Huberts/Alain Hoekstra (eds.), Integrity Management in the Public sector, Bios, 2016, Den Hague, S. 186-201

Governmental Transformation and the Future of Public Employment, Peter Lang, Berlin/New York, 2013 (together with Timo Moilanen)

Effectiveness of Ethics and Good Governance, Peter Lang, Berlin/New York, 2012, (together with Timo Moilanen)

Civil Services in the EU of 27 – Reform Outcomes and the Future of the Civil Service, Peter Lang, Berlin/New York, 2010 (together with Timo Moilanen)