Associate Professor Dr. Külli Sarapuu BA, MA (University of Tartu/Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), PhD (Tallinn University of Technology) has served as the Deputy Head of the Department of Public Service at the Estonian Government Office and as a Senior Expert on personnel appraisal and development at the Ministry of Education. Külli has been engaged as an expert and lecturer in various projects focusing on the functioning of the Estonian public sector. She teaches courses on Estonian public administration, public sector coordination, public service and small states. In the years 2008-2016 she was acting as the Program Director for the Executive Master of Public Management program at the Nurkse Department. Külli’s research focuses on public sector organization, civil service systems, public sector coordination and the governance of small states. She has taken a special interest in the post-communist transformation of administrative structure in Central and Eastern Europe and has published broadly on the respective changes in Estonia. Her recent book is “Organizing for Coordination in the Public Sector: Practices and Lessons from 12 European Countries” co-edited with P. Lægreid, L. H. Rykkja and T. Randma-Liiv (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Külli’s current research projects include Coordination Instruments at the Center of Government: Opportunities and Limitations of Temporary Task Forces (personal grant by the Estonian Research Council) and Navigating the Storm: Small States in the EU (EU Jean Monnet Network). She is a co-chair of the European Group for Public Administration permanent study group “Governance of Public Sector Organizations” and serves as a member of the NISPAcee steering committee.
Contact: kylli dot sarapuu at taltech dot ee