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Save the date for the international EPSA Knowledge-Transfer Conference in Barcelona on 13-14 June 2016

10 February 2016

The dates for the next EPSA Knowledge-Transfer Conference on “Urban Development for Healthier Cities – A Cross-cutting Approach to Innovative Local Governance” have just been confirmed.

The Provincial Council of Barcelona, winner of the EPSA 2015 cross-cutting award,  and EIPA invite you to the splendid Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site (www.santpaubarcelona.org), UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most iconic Art Nouveau buildings of the City of Barcelona whose restauration was co-financed by the ERDF, in order to learn from leading-edge examples and high-level keynotes from various disciplines about the future of urban integrated development and its relation to and impact on health.

Participation in this conference will be for free!

Keep on checking http://bit.ly/1Tcyc8O or @EPSAawards for updates.

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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    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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