EPSA 2013 Launch EventThe European Public Sector Award 2013 (EPSA 2013) was officially launched during a high-level and well-attended event held in the Robert Schuman Room of the EC Berlaymont Building on 25 January 2013 in Brussels.
With an audience of approx. 100 stakeholders from European public administrations coming from 25 countries, the launch event was opened with a welcome speech by Maroš Šefčovič (SK), Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration (click here for the speech). During his speech, Mr Šefčovič stressed the importance of such schemes for benchmarking good practices and learning from each other in the difficult period that all public administrations are currently facing. The Vice-President also introduced some of the reforms being carried out within the EC, while underlining that they fully match the EPSA 2013 theme. EIPA's Director-General, Prof. Dr Marga Pröhl (DE), introduced EIPA, the EPSA mission, its set-up and key dates (click here for the presentation). She was also happy to announce that despite the continuing heavy strain on national budgets, EIPA has once again succeeded in obtaining political and financial support from 13 official partners for this new EPSA edition.
The closing address was delivered by H.E. Mr Rory Montgomery (IE), Permanent Representative of Ireland to the European Union, who touched on some of the reforms carried out in Ireland to come out of the crisis and explained the many challenges entailed by the EU Presidency.
Programme of the event (PDF)
- Presentation of EPSA, by Marga Pröhl
- A Testimony from an award winning EPSA experience, by Ibone Bengoetxea (Bilbao City Council)
- The EPSA 2013: roadmap, deliveries, theme and award categories, by Alexander Heichlinger and Michael Burnett
- How to apply for EPSA 2013, by Alexander Heichlinger
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.
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