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EPSA 2011

The EPSA 2011 (go to the EPSA 2011 website)

After a very successful edition in 2009, the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) – mandated by its Board of Governors' decision of 1 July 2008, and with the institutional and financial support of 11 European States and the European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and under the Patronage of DG Human Resources and Security) - will organise again the third European Public Sector Award – EPSA 2011. The EPSA 2011 will be awarded on the occasion of a final conference on leading-edge public administration solutions, to be held in Maastricht (NL) in November 2011, under the auspices of the Polish Presidency.

EIPA's Experience and Expertise for Leading EPSA 2011

EIPA is a neutral and impartial institute that benefits from reliable direct links with all EU governments and Institutions EIPA has some 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 

The EPSA 2011 Themes

EIPA and the EPSA Steering Committee have selected three themes that address Europe's pressing public concerns and that allow the various solutions proposed by the European administrations to be identified. These themes are: 1) Smart Public Service Delivery in a Cold Economic Climate; 2) Opening Up the Public Sector through Collaborative Governance; and 3) Going Green: Concrete Solutions from the Public Sector. More detailed information is available under Themes.

The EPSA 2011 Target Applicants

All public sector institutions from all levels and from all over Europe – with special attention given to local and regional approaches, as well as 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.

The EPSA 2011 at a glance

Official Launch: 17 January 2011
Information Days: October 2010 – March 2011
Opening of Call for Applications: 17 January – 25 March 2011
Online Evaluation: 2 – 6 May 2011
Consensus Meeting: 26 – 27 May 2011
On-site Visits to Short-listed Projects: June 2011
Final Selection:  5 – 6 September 2011
Award Ceremony in Maastricht: 15 – 17 November 2011 

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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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