Call of the General Secretariat for Public Sector Human Resources of the Ministry of Interior for innovation 0 (0)

Invitation to participate in the innovation community

On 01/12/2021, the General Secretariat for Public Sector Human Resources of the Ministry of Interior, with a document, invited the public organizations to actively participate in the dissemination of innovation in the Greek public administration.

Innovation is one of the most emerging skills that public organizations need to develop and possess in order to support their transformation.

Innovation, when developed through a specific process and the appropriate methodology and knowledge, can be a mechanism to support public organizations to operate efficiently and flexibly, responding to changes in the environment in order to provide quality services to citizens.

In the Innovation and Best Practices Department, relevant tools have been developed that can support public organizations in the innovation process and enhance their knowledge of innovation.

The General Secretariat for Public Sector Human Resources invites public organizations to actively participate in the innovation community, through their registration and participation in the public sector innovation network as well as to submit and share the innovations they have developed.

Submission of Innovations

The Public Sector Innovation Observatory of the Ministry of Interior is the central point in the Greek public administration where good practices, knowledge, and experiences


European Public Sector Awards 0 (0)

The Ministry of the Interior, issued a circular on March 5, 2021, informing that the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) and its institutional partners have announced the launch of applications for the European Public Sector Awards 2021 (EPSA - European Public Sector Awards). EPSA is the only pan-European award system for public sector actors at all levels of government. Since the establishment of EIPA in 2009, EPSA has been held every two years.

This year, EPSA 2021 is supported by eight European public sector partners representing different levels of government: Austria, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the Province of Limburg, the City of Maastricht, and European Union via it's Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS). As public administration continues to meet the complex and multidimensional challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, public service delivery must experiment and adopt transparent, inclusive, innovative, and sustainable solutions.

The categories of EPSA 2021 topics are:

Digital Public Administration

Green Public Administration

Innovative Public Administration

Applications are welcomed from all public sector organizations, various levels of government, and the EU Member States. Public sector enterprises and agencies are also eligible to submit their projects.

EIPA believes that efforts to plan and deliver public


Implementation Guide on the Public Sector Innovation Declaration 0 (0)

Practical advice and ideas to public sector executives for the implementation of the principles of the Declaration on Innovation and the promotion of innovation in the public sector.

Today, more than ever, we, all public sector executives, need to develop new skills that will enable us to meet current and future challenges of all kinds.

The development of innovation in public administration is one of the national and international priorities. In this context, the Declaration on Public Sector Innovation was signed in 2019 by 35 members of the OECD and 5 non-members, at ministerial level.

The team of the Department of Innovation and Best Practices developed the Implementation Guide on the  Public Sector Innovation Declaration, in order to help you develop innovation in your organization, through practical tips and ideas.

The Implementation Guide is divided into 5 sections with ideas for promoting innovation:

  • How to boost innovation and cultivate the environment to promote innovation in your organization
  • How to develop your ability to innovate
  • How to create and participate in knowledge sharing networks
  • How to explore, try and evaluate actions
  • How to share experiences and learn through them

In the Implementation Guide, you will also find questions that can assist


Circular of the Ministry of Interior for the promotion of innovation in public administration – Platform development
Innovation Observatory 0 (0)

The Ministry of Interior, in the context of its coordinating role in planning the policy for innovation in the Public Sector, has issued a circular describing the actions taken by the Ministry to promote innovation and according actions that public organizations are called upon.

See the relevant links here:

Innovation Observatory Innovation Gov_GR.pdf

OECD Declaration of Public Sector Innovation:

Public Sector Innovation Observatory:

Texts and useful tools for implementing and disseminating innovation:
WE-novate Project”:
Innovation workshops
Appointment of a representative in the Innovation Network
Participation on the public sector innovation survey
Submission of good practices

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