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


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

Public Sector Leaders

Declaration on Public Sector Innovation 0 (0)

The OECD  Declaration on  Public Sector Innovation

The Declaration on Public Sector Innovation (The Declaration) was adopted on 22 May 2019 by 35 OECD members and 5 non-members, at the OECD Council meeting, at ministerial level. The Declaration aims to highlight innovation as a key and strategic function of public sector organizations and in the daily work of civil servants.

At national level, the Declaration is planned to be utilized by the Innovation Unit as a key tool in shaping the Greek public administration's innovation policy through the promotion of its principles using tools, methodologies, events and projects.

Read The Declaration below:


Debate on the Declaration

The draft of the Public Sector Innovation Declaration was submitted for discussion in November 2018 to the OECD Public Governance Committee.

At the meeting, the member states, including Greece, supported OPSI's actions in issuing the Declaration. OPSI promoted the draft Declaration in consultation through the OECD Member State Innovation Units, from November 2018 to April 2019 when it was approved to promote a more comprehensive and concise version at the OECD Council of Ministers.

On May 22, 2019, at the OECD Ministerial Meeting, the Declaration was endorsed by the OECD countries, including Greece.

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