Dear EPSA friends,
Last Tuesday, 26 September, a high-level jury met at EIPA Maastricht to discuss and review the 12 nominated projects for the EPSA 2017 awards together with the EPSA Team that had visited them onsite. At the end of the meeting, during deliberations behind closed doors, the jury members agreed on the winning project in each category. The three winners will be announced and celebrated on Wednesday 22 November in Maastricht during the EPSA 2017 Award Ceremony.
The 12 nominated projects come from eight European countries and one European agency. Overall, these successful projects adopted a range of responses to complex challenges facing government at all levels across Europe, such as integration policy, environmental protection and climate change, protection of elderly people, economic growth, and digital transformation, among others.
These 12 Finalists are (in increasing project number):
Supra-local and local Award
European and national Award
EPSA 2017 Final events and Award Ceremony
We prepared a first glimpse of the programme for the EPSA final event for you:
Monday 20 November 2017
Early afternoon: guided tour of the city of Maastricht kindly offered by our partner the Municipality of Maastricht.
Late afternoon: Presenting and awarding the Best Practice Certificate projects at the Maastricht Town Hall. Each BPC recipient will have the opportunity to briefly present their achievements to the audience. The BPCs will be handed over by the Mayor of Maastricht, Annemarie Penn-te Strake, and EIPA’s Director-General, Prof. Dr Marga Pröhl.
Evening: Walking dinner at the Maastricht Town Hall.
Tuesday 21 November 2017
Whole day: Self-presentation of the 12 Nominees at EIPA’s premises. These presentations will be interactive and followed by an open discussion with the audience.
Late afternoon: networking reception at EIPA offered to all participants.
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Morning: Award Ceremony at the Provincial Government Buildings on the Meuse.
Welcome by Theo Bovens, Governor and King’s Commissioner for the Province of Limburg, followed by Keynote speeches.
Award Ceremony during which the winners will be announced and celebrated.
Lunch at the Provincial Government House
Keep checking our website for more detailed information on the three-day final events and programme updates.
Developing Skills for Digital Transformation - What to Do and How to Do It
Maastricht, 29-30 November 2017
Digital transformation projects so often don’t deliver what public sector bodies expect. EPSA cases show how to digitalise effectively to deliver better services - Come and learn from our experts what makes for success in digital transformation projects.
Managing Public Sector Budgets and Services - What to Do and How to Do It
Maastricht, 5-6 December 2017
Budgeting is key to setting and delivering public service priorities. EPSA cases show how to set and manage budgets effectively to deliver better services – Come and learn from our experts the keys to success.
EIPA’s annual Public Sector Innovation Lab: Innovation Updates, Business Cases and Practical Tools
Barcelona, 11-12 December 2017
Join EIPA, the European Commission’s EU Policy Lab and Nesta at this innovation lab for exploring the main innovation challenges and trends in the public sector, as well as successful existing and rewarded innovation cases stemming from the EPSA 2017. In two interactive workshops you will learn how to innovate policy-making and improve public services. Do you take on the challenge?
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.