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".