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EPSA 2013

After two very successful editions in 2009 and 2011, which brought together nearly 600 European cases of service improvement and optimisation of Europe’s public sector, the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) will organise the fourth European Public Sector Award – EPSA 2013. The EPSA 2013 is institutionally and financially supported by 13 official partners, including the European Commission. The EPSA 2013 will be awarded on the occasion of a final conference on leading-edge public administration solutions, to be held in Maastricht (NL) from 25 to 27 November 2013.

 

EIPA's Experience and Expertise for Leading EPSA 2013

EIPA is a neutral and impartial institute that benefits from reliable direct links with all EU governments and Institutions. EIPA has over 30 years of experience in leading-edge training, applied research and consultancy regarding issues of European integration and public management. EIPA carries out training for more than 10 000 public administration employees from all administrative levels and EU Institutions per year. It is known to many practitioners and enjoys a high reputation. EIPA's Board of Governors is composed of representatives from the governments of EU Member States and from countries associated with EIPA. EIPA's Centres in Barcelona and Luxembourg ensure a profound knowledge of the regional aspects of public administration and of its various inter-cultural challenges, as well as of EU law respectively.

The EPSA 2013 Theme


For this new edition, EIPA and the EPSA Steering Committee have selected one theme that addresses Europe's pressing public concerns and that allows the various solutions proposed by the European administrations to be identified. The theme is:

 

Weathering the storm - Creative solutions in a time of crisis

 

The EPSA 2013 Target Applicants


All public sector institutions from all levels and from all over Europe – also including public sector enterprises, agencies or public-private partnerships – are eligible to submit their projects for the award. The lead applicant – in any case – must be a public sector actor. For more detailed information, please check  ‘Who is eligible’ under "EPSA in a nutshell".

 

What is the European Public Sector Award (EPSA)?

The EPSA brings together the best, most innovative and efficient performers from the European public sector. Outstanding administrative performances are, after all, produced under different conditions within Europe. more information...

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Official Partners

EU Commission
Austria
Denmark
Germany
Hungary
Italy
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Switzerland


With the Support of:

Province of Limburg
City of Maastricht



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This book aims to demonstrate that various creative and smart routes to excellent solutions are possible, by analysing success stories in different areas of local public management from seven European cities in the EPSA scheme – Bilbao (ES), Birmingham (UK), Mannheim (DE), Milan (IT), Tallinn (EE), Tampere (FI), and Trondheim (NO). It concludes by presenting seven steps leading to excellence. The only thing left to find out is: are other cities ready to take on the challenge?


In Search of Local Public Management Excellence Seven Journeys to Success

Versión castellana: En busca de la excelencia en la gestión pública local – Siete caminos al éxito

Auf der Suche nach Exzellenz in der Kommunalen Öffentlichen Verwaltung - Sieben Wege zum Erfolg

What kind of ideas are behind the remodelling of the state and public sector, and how have these ideas materialized in practice? In this book the authors illustrate what are the driving forces behind the huge amount of public management reforms over the last three decades. Trends and ideas of public management reforms in practice are validated by data from European Public Sector Award cases (2009 and 2011).




Public Management in the 21st Century


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