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EPSA in a nutshell

Aims of EPSA

The vision is to create an arena in which Europe's public sector institutions can excel and become an exemplar for the rest of the world. Against this backdrop, the EPSA aims to achieve the following goals:

  • to contribute to the progress and implementation of the Lisbon Strategy and its successor, EUROPE 2020: A European strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth
  • to create a common European administrative space
  • to devise new administrative problem-solving paradigms
  • to foster constructive competition amongst public sector organisations and reward excellence
  • to learn from the European leading edge
  • to create a network of public excellence and, thus, establish the conditions for a European learning platform on public administration solutions.

The award categories have promoted awareness of key dimensions of public value; in doing so, the EPSA has encouraged and will encourage governments to modernise their administrative structures and practices and address the essential themes of administrative reform in Europe. 



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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