Project HERMES

Holistic Governance Model for the Slovenian public administration


The termination of the TRP HERMES project

At the end of April 2020 the project TRP HERMES entitled "Development of Holistic Government Model (HGM) for an efficient and effective Slovenian public administration" was successfully completed.

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Purpose and objectives

The purpose of the project is to develop a Holistic Governance Model (HGM) for the Slovenian public administration. The developed model with its statistically verifiable methodological approach will fill the research gap related to the lack of empirical research on governance models. From the practical aspect, it will provide a scientific basis for implementing actual holistic governance activities of the Slovenian public administration.

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Main hypotheses


Known governance models lack holism in resolving emerging complex societal challenges.


A tailored governance model is required to more effectively and efficiently resolve these challenges.


By integrating all societal subsystems and their stakeholders at three levels of governance (macro, mezzo, micro), an adequate holistic governance model (HGM) can be developed.


The governance model must be adapted to various PA segments for them to function most efficiently and effectively.


Shifting from the current governance model to HGM can be guided systematically through a definition of its factors, elements and indicators.

The impact of the project

Direct and indirect impact of the project for the economy and society

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Basic info

Project title:

The Development of a Holistic Governance Model for an Efficient and Effective Slovenian Public Administration

Contracting Authority:

Javna agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije




1. 5. 2017 - 30. 04. 2020

Range on year:

1.756 ur


Assoc. Prof. Aleksander Aristovnik, PhD

Research activity:

Social sciences

Member of the University of Ljubljana:

UL Faculty of Administration

Sodelujoče RO:

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The project is being financed with 1756 yearly hours (A price category) for 3 years.

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