Deadline: 13 April 2017
The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) – with the institutional and financial support of 10 European public sector partners from different levels of government – invites applications for the sixth biennial European Public Sector Award (EPSA) 2017.
Under the overarching theme An Innovative Public Sector in 2017 – New Solutions to Complex Challenges, EPSA 2017 seeks to showcase and reward those cases submitted by public administrations which have demonstrated an innovative approach to public service delivery and policy-making to the increasingly complex, difficult to address and often multi-dimensional challenges faced by the public sector in Europe.
The EPSA 2017 aims to reward public innovative solutions in administrations that show how the public sector is responding effectively to major challenges and is performing efficiently.
EPSA 2017 will present awards in three categories based on the level of administration.
- Projects/cases submitted by organisations from the European or National level. The European level refers to European institutions or agencies and the National level refers to the level of sovereign states.
- Projects/cases submitted by organisations from the Regional level. The Regional level refers to the first level of administrative and political sub-division of a state.
- Projects/cases submitted by organisations from the Supra-Local or Local level. The Supra-Local and Local level refers to the administrative and political levels below the regional level.
There will be three levels of recognition in each administrative category – category Award Winner, Nominees for category award winner and Best Practice Certificate winners.
- Projects can be submitted jointly by more than one applicant but must designate a lead applicant.
- The lead applicant must be a public sector entity – other applicants can, however, be private or mixed capital entities, not for profit/third sector organisations or academic institutions.
- Eligibility criteria to be fulfilled by the applicants are:
- The lead applicant is a public sector entity.
- European geographical origin of the applicant.
- Compliance with the theme of EPSA 2017.
- The application/project /case must have been in operation long enough to have proven evidence of impact and a tangible result.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit completed online application form available on the website.
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Institutions Finland, France, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.
For more information, please visit EPSA 2017.