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First EPSA 2011 Knowledge-Transfer activity taking place on 7 March 2012 in Vienna

03 February 2012

The Austrian Federal Chancellery, Department for Administrative Innovation, is organising an EPSA 2011 Knowledge-Transfer activity on 7 March 2012 at its premises in Vienna. This "EPSA Knowledge-Transfer - Trends and Best Practices from the European Public Sector Award" will present two of the three award winners of the EPSA 2011 contest, namely the Austrian project "ÖkoKauf Wien", prize winner in theme 3, and the Spanish project submitted by the Bilbao City Council: "Political Management based on Economic Stringency and Strategic Budgets", prize winner in theme 1. Furthermore, a Best Practice Certificate recipient, the Austrian project "Policy Counseling 2.0" will also be presented. The sessions will be opened by the EPSA Manager Alexander Heichlinger who will give an overview of the main trends observed in the applications submitted to EPSA 2011. The activity will take place in German. Agenda of the meeting

 

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European, national and regional award: BQ-Portal – The Information Portal for Foreign Professional Qualifications, submitted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (DE)
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