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


Government After Shock
An OECD Globally Neworked Event – Observatory of Public Sector Innovation 0 (0)

OECD, through the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation, is organizing a global networked event "Government After Shock", with the support of the European Commission through “Horizon 2020” programme.


About the Government After Shock event 

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken our perception of the world and our daily activities. Its’ effects will undoubtedly dominate in all areas, being personal, economic, social or political. Although no one can say what their evolution will be, it is clear that 2020 will mark a fundamental change. But what will these changes be? Or what should these changes be?

The "Government After Shock" event is aiming at global cooperation, networking and dialogue, in order to gather public sector experience in managing the COVID-19 crisis and also discuss the implications and opportunities for systemic change.


Structure of the Government After Shock event

A global dialogue will take place on 17 November, consisting of local and thematic events and discussions held on the same day around the world, in OECD's member countries. The purpose of these events is to help understand the crisis through specific questions set by the OECD, thus contributing to the global dialogue on how innovation can

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