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1 Showcasing and Rewarding European Public Excellence © Introduction of the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) and the European Public Sector Award 2011 (EPSA 2011) Norbert Kis Director General, National Institute of Public Administration, Member of EPSA 2011 Steering Committee EPSA 2011 Information Day Budapest (HU), 10 February 2011

2 © The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) Founded in 1981 on the occasion of the 1st European Summit held in Maastricht Neutral and impartial institute that benefits from direct links with all EU governments and institutions Leading centre of European learning and development for the public sector Activities offered: Learning and development, applied research, consultancy on European projects

3 © The European Public Sector Award

4 © The European Public Sector Award... More than just and award! The EPSA brings together the best, most innovative and efficient performers from the European public sector. By highlighting exemplary models of innovative public performance, the award will serve as a catalyst for continued progress in addressing Europes most pressing concerns. Vision: To create an arena in which Europes public sector institutions can excel and become an exemplar for the rest of the world.

5 © EPSA 2011: Current partners Italy Luxembourg The Netherlands Poland Spain Switzerland EU Commission Austria Cyprus Denmark Germany Hungary

6 © 20112011 17 January to 25 March The call for online applications is open 17 January Official launch of EPSA 2011 in Brussels 2-6 May Online Evaluation October Preparatory workshop for nominees/finalists 15-17 November Final event and Award ceremony in Maastricht 26-27 May Consensus Meeting 5-6 September Final selection June On-site visits to short-listed projects Until March Information Days throughout Europe EPSA 2011 at a glance

7 © EPSA 2011 Target Group + Application Period All European public sector institutions from all levels – with special attention to local and regional approaches, as well as public sector enterprises, agencies or public-private partnerships Application Period 17 January 2011 until 25 March 2011 (24hrs)

8 © EPSA 2011 Eligibility Criteria European geographical origin of the application; Compliance with the themes (one thematic area per project only) of the EPSA 2011 competition; The working language of the EPSA 2011 is English, thus it is strongly recommended to submit projects in English; The lead applicant must be a public sector institution or authority (other applicants – in consortium for example - can be private, semi-public, NGO or academic); The application must have been in operation long enough to have proven evidence of impact and tangible result; Completed application form; Confirmation that the application has been submitted (i.e. notification mail) before deadline (hrs).

9 © General Statements for Applicants It is encouraged to submit projects showing consideration of gender mainstreaming, technology (ICT-enabled solutions) and sustainability aspects. In addition, those projects benefiting from EU supportive actions such as the European Social Fund - Administrative Capacity Building priority are especially invited to submit their achievements.

10 © The EPSA 2011 Evaluation Process STEP 1: Individual online evaluation by each evaluator, in isolation and remotely based. Each project will be evaluated by three evaluators (triple evaluation). Period: 2-6 May 2011 STEP 2: Consensus meeting to reach a commonly agreed list of ranked projects per theme – the best practice certificate recipients; and to agree on projects to be verified during on-site visits. Period: 26-27 May 2011 STEP 3: On-site validation visits to short-listed projects for verification. Period: June 2011 STEP 4: Jury meeting to select and decide on the three EPSA winners (one per theme). Date: 5-6 September 2011

11 © Hungarian applications for EPSA 2009 5 applications out of 304 1 recipient of Best Case Practice Certificates: North-Plain Regional Labour Centre: Better and More in Public Administration (Theme II Citizen involvement)

12 © 11 Good Reasons to take part in EPSA 2011 Excellent opportunity to show appreciation to your employees and bring the work of their projects to the attention of a wider European audience; Opportunity to be showcased and rewarded – irrespective of the size or type of the administration or the cultural sphere in which it operates; Applicants receive valuable input for their administrative work and effective support (i.e. Evaluation Summary Notes), whilst also indicating potential for improvement and further development; Maximum benefits as a network of excellence and efficient knowledge transfer across Europe; The EPSA works with an independent, impartial and internationally acknowledged pool of experts throughout its evaluation process;

13 © 11 Good Reasons to take part in EPSA 2011 Image improvement by publishing results and achievements in the official EPSA publications, on the website and via other channels of dissemination; Simple and straightforward online application process; Participation in the competition is free of charge; The nominees will be invited to the preparatory workshop in October 2011; The travel and hotel accommodation for the participation of the EPSA 2011 nominees in the final event will be at the expense of EPSA/EIPA; To win the most wanted and prestigious EPSA trophy!

14 © Contact Details EPSA 2011 HELPDESK at EIPA e-mail: tel.: +31 (0) 43 3296 278 website:

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