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EPSA 2013

The Launch Event of the European Public Sector Award 2013 will take place on Friday 25th January 2013 at the EC Berlaymont building in Brussels. Block this date if you wish to attend. The call for applications will be opened on that occasion.

More information will be available soon on our website! 


The first major international EPSA 2011 KNOWLEDGE-TRANSFER CONFERENCE took place in Bilbao (ES) on 4-5 June 2012.

The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) has joined forces with the City of Bilbao to organise this International Knowledge-Transfer Event on "Cities of Excellence in the Public Sector: The Innovation Front with their New Practices and Formulas" in order to present, share, award and inspire the EPSA good practices from local levels across Europe. This event was sponsored by the City of Bilbao and participation was free of charge. 

This international conference attracted more than 120 public officials from 24 countries and European institutions to Bilbao. (Final Conference programme)
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The conference was followed by the launch meeting of the Comparative study on Excellence in Local Public Management in Europe involving 7 European cities (Trondheim, Tampere, Tallinn, Birmingham, Mannheim, Milan and Bilbao) from the EPSA Know-How-Base. (Presentation of the study) (Group picture

European Public Sector Award (EPSA) 2011

During a well-attended and entertaining award ceremony which took place on Thursday 17 November 2011 at the Provincial Government House in Maastricht, EIPA handed over the European Public Sector Award 2011 to the three winning projects: “Political Management based on Economic Stringency and Strategic Budgets”, submitted by the Bilbao City Council in Spain; “Civil Society Involvement in the Welcoming and Integration of Immigrants – The Case of Portugal”, submitted by the Portuguese High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue; “ÖkoKauf Wien – EcoBuy Vienna”, submitted by the Department for Environment Protection, Vienna. Read more

To get an idea of the many facets of this prestigious three-day event that took place on 15, 16 and 17 November 2011 in Maastricht, just click Final Event and Ceremony!

Final Event and Ceremony: Photo Gallery, Speeches, Videos 


Theme 1: Smart Public Service Delivery in a Cold Economic Climate
Theme 2: Opening Up the Public Sector Through Collaborative Governance
Theme 3: Going Green: Concrete Solutions from the Public Sector


EPSA 2011 Award Winners EPSA 2011 Award Winner under Theme 1: Bilbao City Council EPSA 2011 Award Winner under Theme 2: Portuguese High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue EPSA 2011 Award Winner under Theme 3: Department for Environment Protection, City of Vienna

EPSA 2011 Publications

Download the EPSA 2011 Project Catalogue (PDF version) and the EPSA 2011 Research Report (EPSA Trends in Practice - Driving Public Sector Excellence to Shape Europe for 2020) (PDF Version



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What is the European Public Sector Award (EPSA)?

 …More than just an award…

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. By highlighting exemplary models of innovative public performance, the award will serve as a catalyst for continued progress in addressing Europe's most pressing concerns whilst providing a platform for the public sector innovators behind these cases to disseminate their achievements. The EPSA's objective is to make these valuable experiences transparent, known to the public and usable.

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