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Final Event & Award Ceremony

The EPSA 2015 rewarded the best, most innovative and efficient good practices on the occasion of a two-day high-level Final Event held in Maastricht, the Netherlands, from 17 to 18 November 2015. This international conference marked the celebration of the EPSA 2015, where all EPSA 2015 applicants came together, exchanged knowledge with other proven working solutions for public sector challenges and learnt from each other. Over 150 guests from more than 20 European countries and the European institutions participated in the final event.

Please consult the FINAL PROGRAMME for more information.

You will find the PRESENTATIONS given below.


The Future of Social Innovation in Public Administration: co-creating with citizen
Prof. Victor Bekkers (NL), Coordinator of the EU LIPSE project, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

The European Commission Agenda for Quality and Innovation in Public Administration
Florian Hauser (DE), Policy Officer, ESF Legislation and Policy, Financial Engineering Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, Brussels

The EPSA 2015 Key Results and Main Trends
Susanne Møller Nielsen (DK), EPSA Manager and Capacity Building specialist, EIPA

Nominees' presentations


Keynote speeches in the Provincial Government House, Maastricht

The European Commission as a partner for building quality of public administration
Zoltan Kazatsay (HU), Deputy Director-General, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, Brussels

Sharing and creating innovative practices – A core concern of European Public Administration cooperation
Guy Wagener (LU), Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reform, on behalf of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Keynote speech
Loes Mulder (NL), Director-General, Office for the Senior Civil Service, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, The Hague, Netherlands