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EPSA 2017 Awards

10 Years of EPSA: Survey in the framework of our review process

April 2018

As you know, the European Public Sector Award (EPSA) is the only Europe-wide award, which is open to all public administrations from all levels across Europe. It is a biennial scheme started in 2007, which has been managed since 2009 by the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA).

So far, EPSA has collected over 1200 cases of public sector excellence. All awarded cases contain inspirational and working solutions which are ready to be replicated by other countries and administrations in a new context and in new forms.

Considering that it has been ten years since EPSA was launched in 2007, it is the right moment now to start a review process of the scheme: to assess its performance, to have a look at its strengths, but also to investigate possible areas for improvement in order to keep the EPSA attractive for Europe’s public sector.

Your feedback and replies will be very useful for assessing its added value to public administrations and for fine-tuning as well as further developing the award scheme.

We thus would very much appreciate if you could take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire and send it back by 15 May 2018. In this context, be assured that your identity will remain anonymous and your answers will be dealt with confidentially.

Thanking you in advance for your kind cooperation and valuable input.

Later in May we will report on the results of the survey and the progress of the review process.

Upcoming EPSA-related actitivies of interest

We also have two knowledge-transfer activities in June 2018 at EIPA Maastricht led by the EPSA2017 Theme Leader Michael Burnett @eipapubman

Learning to Prepare Public Sector Budgets: What to Do and How to Do It, Maastricht, 20-21 June 2018 - for any questions about registration, please contact Belinda Vetter (b.vetter@eipa.eu)

Improving Public Sector Performance in the 21st Century, Maastricht, 27-28 June 2018 - for any questions about registration, please contact Winny Curfs (w.curfs@eipa.eu)

These will draw on and develop the lessons of a number of EPSA good practices from 2017 and earlier years, addressing key public sector management issues such as how to:

  • Prepare budgets which are realistic, accurate, achievable and fit with your priorities
  • Plan and deliver services within budget and to the required quality
  • Secure buy-in from the front line staff who have to deliver services within agreed budgets
  • Engage with your citizens and service users in budgeting and service delivery
  • Improve the way your finance and operational staff work together in planning and managing budgets and services.

Keep on checking www.epsa2017.eu for updates!

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.

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