“Weathering the storm – Creative solutions in a time of crisis” CALL TEXT
In the past five years, public administrations across Europe have been facing mounting strain on their public finances. In turn, this has led to pressure for changes in the way public services are delivered, as well as a re-assessment of the scope and nature of services to be provided by public authorities, independently of how they are delivered. Yet, it is precisely in times of economic crisis that citizens have a greater need for public services.
In response to these pressures, public administrations are trying out innovative ways of problem-solving in service provision, by designing better processes, as well as through new structural solutions in cooperation with partners.
Some public authorities are responding well to the challenges of the crisis with measures targeting effectiveness, efficiency and productivity gains, whilst trying to maintain the high level and quality of their operations. This theme will give them the chance to be proud of their achievements and to showcase how they are dealing with these tough challenges.
Outcomes that need to be demonstrated
Successful cases could, for example, demonstrate one or more of following outcomes:
Equally, cases could demonstrate structural or process changes leading to successful outcomes such as:
Different levels and forms of cooperation
There are also different dimensions within which success can be demonstrated, such as, in particular:
The above is merely indicative and allows for many different ways for public administrations to celebrate their achievements.