Official launch of EPSA 2011 on Monday 17 January 2011 in Brussels
14 December 2010
The EPSA 2011 scheme will be officially launched on Monday 17 January 2011 in Brussels in presence of high-level representatives, direct stakeholders and other interested persons. The opening speeches will be delivered by Mr Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission, and by Professor Dr Marga Pröhl, Director-General of EIPA. This event will be an opportunity to present the EPSA 2011 scheme, the themes addressed and the important milestones for this edition. The call for applications will be opened simultaneously and will run until Friday 25 March 2011. The launch event will take place in the Room Walter Hallstein, Berlaymont Building, Rue de la Loi 200, Brussels (09.30 - 12.45 hrs).
This book aims to demonstrate that various creative and smart routes to excellent solutions are possible, by analysing success stories in different areas of local public management from seven European cities in the EPSA scheme – Bilbao (ES), Birmingham (UK), Mannheim (DE), Milan (IT), Tallinn (EE), Tampere (FI), and Trondheim (NO). It concludes by presenting seven steps leading to excellence. The only thing left to find out is: are other cities ready to take on the challenge?
What kind of ideas are behind the remodelling of the state and public sector, and how have these ideas materialized in practice? In this book the authors illustrate what are the driving forces behind the huge amount of public management reforms over the last three decades. Trends and ideas of public management reforms in practice are validated by data from European Public Sector Award cases (2009 and 2011).
The EPSA brings together the best, most innovative and efficient performers
from the European public sector. Outstanding administrative performances are,
after all, produced under different conditions within Europe.