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Call for Innovations launched by the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI)

17 August 2016

The OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) recently launched a Call for Innovations (http://oe.cd/1pg/) to identify creative and impactful innovations in government programs that have improved the lives of citizens and civil servants, or improved the efficiency and effectiveness of government programs and services. A number of examples will be published as case studies to help public officials from around the world improve their own programs and initiatives. The innovators behind these cases will be sponsored to showcase their work in Dubai at the 2017 World Government Summit (https://worldgovernmentsummit.org/), the largest annual gathering in the world focused on shaping the future of governments through innovative practices.

The deadline for submissions is August 28, 2016.

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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