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From budgeting practices to examining financial accounting practices and EPSAS: The CEFG Group on its way to the harmonisation of public sector finances.

07 October 2014

Dedicated to creating a space for mutual learning in the field of economic and financial governance, the City Council of Barcelona initiated a high-level strategic partnership together with the cities of Dublin (IE), Hamburg (DE), London (UK), Milan (IT) and Vienna (AT) – the “City Economic and Financial Governance Group (CEFG Group)”. This group unites larger European cities that aim at a different way of doing politics – politics that are committed to quality management, sustainability and liquidity of public sector finances as guarantors of Europe’s economic competitiveness, its social policies and thus ultimately the wellbeing of their citizens.

This timely initiative is managed by EIPA and supported by the European Commission –Eurostat – as it coincides with their efforts to formulate the ESA and EPSAS and to implement them across the EU. Read more

The second meeting of the CEFG Group will take place on 17-18 November in Barcelona under the topic of ‘financial accounting practices and EPSAS’

 

Video of the kick-off meeting in Maastricht on 26-27 June 2014

Short video of the kick-off meeting in Maastricht on 26-27 June 2014

The EPSA 2015 winners are…

Supra-local and local award: Every Child Safe Forever – The Development of Relentless Family Case Management and the End of Parole and Other Court Orders, submitted by the Youth Protection Amsterdam Region (NL)
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)
Cross-cutting award: Urban Environment and Health, submitted by the Barcelona Provincial Council (ES)
Read more about the EPSA 2015 final event and award ceremony

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  • In Search of Local Public Management Excellence Seven Journeys to Success

    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?

  • Public Management in the 21st Century

    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).

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