EPSA 2011 Information Day Madrid (ES), 24 February 2011 Presentation of EPSA 2011: Vision, objectives, structure and themes Alexander Heichlinger EIPA Expert & Manager European Public Sector Award (EPSA) European Institute of Public Administration - EIPA Barcelona Showcasing and Rewarding European Public Excellence www.epsa2011.e Spanish applications for EPSA 2009 Applications per country Pan-European United Kingdom Switzerland Sweden Spain Serbia Romania Portugal Poland Norway
Netherlands Moldova Luxemburg Lithuania Liechtenstein Italy Ireland Hungary Greece Germany France Finland Estonia Denmark Czech Republic Cyprus Bulgaria Belgium Austria 32 applications out of 304 applications 5 6 2
4 32 1 45 4 21 2 11 1 2 1 Award winner, 1 nominee and 3 recipients of Best Practice Certificates 14 Applications by administrative level * 1 36 2 5 4 2
25 7 5 7 6 Local Regional 1 1 1 National Pan-European 7 8 16 23 27
0 10 20 30 40 50 *Two of the submitted projects were ineligible. www.epsa2011.e Award nominees and Recipients of Best Practice Certificates Theme I: Performance Improvement in Public Service Delivery Best Practice Certificate Holder: Generalitat de Catalunya: SIGPAC: Improving the Effectiveness of Agricultural and land Management through Technology Theme II: Citizen involvement
Nominee: Gobierno de Cantabria: Governance Plan of Cantabria 2008-2011 www.epsa2011.e Award nominees and Recipients of Best Practice Certificates Theme III: New Forms of Partnership Working Best Practice Certificate Holders: Diputaci de Barcelona, Gerncia de Serveis dHabitatge, Urbanisme i Activtats: Register of Social Housing Developers Government of Catalonia, Secretariat for Justice Administrations Relations, Department of Justice: Judicial Telematic Notification Programme Theme IV: Leadership and Management for Change Award Winner: Sant Cugat City Council: Management in Sant Cugat City Hall Budgeting the Strategy: A New Deal between Political Management and Political Leadership www.epsa2011.e
The EPSA 2009 Publications EPSA 2009 Project Catalogue EPSA 2009 Research Report www.epsa2011.e The EPSA 2011 www.epsa2011.e The European Public Sector Award... More than just and award! The EPSA brings together the best, most innovative and efficient performers from the European public sector. By highlighting exemplary models of innovative public performance, the award will serve as a catalyst for continued progress in addressing Europes most pressing concerns. Vision: To create an arena in which Europes public sector institutions can excel and become an exemplar for the rest of the world.
www.epsa2011.e EPSA 2011: Current partners EU Commission Italy Austria Luxembourg Cyprus The Netherlands Denmark Poland Germany Spain
Hungary Switzerland www.epsa2011.e EPSA 2011 at a glance 2 0 1 1 17 January Official launch of EPSA 2011 in Brussels 17 January to 25 March The call for online applications is open Until March Information Days throughout Europe 2-6 May Online Evaluation 26-27 May Consensus Meeting
June On-site visits to short-listed projects 5-6 September Final selection October Preparatory workshop for nominees/finalists 15-17 November Final event and Award ceremony in Maastricht www.epsa2011.e EPSA 2011 Target Group + Application Period All European public sector institutions from all levels with special attention to local and regional approaches, as well as public sector enterprises, agencies or public-private partnerships Application Period 17 January 2011 until 25 March 2011 (24hrs) www.epsa2011.e EPSA 2011 Eligibility Criteria
European geographical origin of the application; Compliance with the themes (one thematic area per project only) of the EPSA 2011 competition; The working language of the EPSA 2011 is English, thus it is strongly recommended to submit projects in English; The lead applicant must be a public sector institution or authority (other applicants in consortium for example - can be private, semipublic, NGO or academic); The application must have been in operation long enough to have proven evidence of impact and tangible result; Completed application form; Confirmation that the application has been submitted (i.e. notification mail) before deadline (hrs). www.epsa2011.e EPSA 2011 Themes Theme I Smart Public Service Delivery in a Cold Economic Climate Theme II Opening Up the Public Sector Through Collaborative Governance Theme III
Going Green: Concrete Solutions from the Public Sector www.epsa2011.e EPSA 2011 Themes Theme I Theme I Smart Public Service Delivery in a Cold Economic Climate Related to key aspects of Europes crisis, i.e. stabilising public finances Innovation in how services are delivered Improving services at the same or lower cost Maintaining diversity in and quality of service objectives while reducing costs Redefined service at significant lower cost level Better measurement of service delivery Imaginative performance measurement linked to service
objectives Theme Specific Evaluation Criteria Balancing cost change with change in service standards Linking service objectives and measurement indicators Evidence of attention to diverse service objectives Michael Burnett (UK), Expert, EIPA Maastricht in co-leadership with Alexander Heichlinger www.epsa2011.e EPSA 2011 Themes Theme II Theme II Opening Up the Public Sector Through Collaborative Governance Enhancing openness, transparency and accountability of governments and public administrations
Match between the involvement objectives and those of the policy area Collaborative way of working has to contribute tangibly to the service delivery objectives, evidence has to be provided Provide evidence that the new way of working justifies the opportunity cost of the resources devoted to collaborative governance Prepare citizens through openness (access to information and ICT systems) to take part in decisionmaking processes Theme Specific Evaluation Criteria Willingness to open up the different phases of processes to civil society; Link between objectives and results, including measurement indicators; Assessment against alternatives for collaborative governance.
Tore Malterud (NO), Senior Expert and Head of Management Unit, EIPA Maastricht www.epsa2011.e The EPSA 2011 Themes Theme II Collaborative governance: refers to involvement of citizens, the business society, NGOs and other representatives from the civil society at different stages of political processes. Open governance: is when an entity shares information, consults, involves or works together with the private sector. Open data/sources: means access to information that is relevant to citizens and businesses and is provided in an understandable way. www.epsa2011.e EPSA 2011 Themes Theme III Theme III
Going Green: Concrete Solutions from the Public Sector Projects relating to the enforcement of environmental legislation and implementation of policy goals Innovative solutions for reaching environmental objectives of legislation (waste, air, etc.) Solutions for the stimulation of a greener economy (econ. instruments, information campaigns) Internal environmental management by public administrations New approach to environmental management systems Innovative procurement practices Internal energy or transport concepts Theme Specific Evaluation Criteria Link between innovative projects and EU environmental legislation/
EU environmental objectives Convincing balance of environmental measures and costeffectiveness Internal and external communication and awareness raising Martin Unfried (DE), Expert, EIPA Maastricht www.epsa2011.e General Evaluation Criteria General award criteria relevant to all three themes are: Innovation Public concern Sustainability Impact Learning capacity and transferability www.epsa2011.e
General Statements for Applicants It is encouraged to submit projects showing consideration of gender mainstreaming, technology (ICT-enabled solutions) and sustainability aspects. In addition, those projects benefiting from EU supportive actions such as the European Social Fund - Administrative Capacity Building priority are especially invited to submit their achievements. www.epsa2011.e The EPSA 2011 Evaluation Process STEP 4: Jury meeting to select and decide on the three EPSA winners (one per theme). Date: 5-6 September 2011 STEP 3: On-site validation visits to short-listed projects for verification. Period: June 2011 STEP 2: Consensus meeting to reach a commonly agreed list of ranked projects per theme the best practice certificate recipients; and to
agree on projects to be verified during on-site visits. Period: 26-27 May 2011 STEP 1: Individual online evaluation by each evaluator, in isolation and remotely based. Each project will be evaluated by three evaluators (triple evaluation). Period: 2-6 May 2011 www.epsa2011.e 11 Good Reasons to take part in EPSA 2011 Excellent opportunity to show appreciation to your employees and bring the work of their projects to the attention of a wider European audience; Opportunity to be showcased and rewarded irrespective of the size or type of the administration or the cultural sphere in which it operates; Applicants receive valuable input for their administrative work and effective support (i.e. Evaluation Summary Notes), whilst also indicating potential for improvement and further development; Maximum benefits as a network of excellence and efficient knowledge transfer across Europe; The EPSA works with an independent, impartial and internationally acknowledged pool of experts throughout
its evaluation process; www.epsa2011.e 11 Good Reasons to take part in EPSA 2011 Image improvement by publishing results and achievements in the official EPSA publications, on the www.epsa2011.eu website and via other channels of dissemination; Simple and straightforward online application process; Participation in the competition is free of charge; The nominees will be invited to the preparatory workshop in October 2011; The travel and hotel accommodation for the participation of the EPSA 2011 nominees in the final event will be at the expense of EPSA/EIPA; To win the most wanted and prestigious EPSA trophy! www.epsa2011.e How to submit an application EPSA
Interest Registration on EPSA website Completion and submission of online application form ep sa2 011 0 01 E-mail confirmation of application receipt and notification of application processing If yes: email notification + allocation of EPSA registration number If not: you will be informed why your application is not eligible Eligibility Check by EIPA
2011 APPLICANT E-mail with Log-in data Evaluation phase begins www.epsa2011.e Contact Details EPSA 2011 HELPDESK at EIPA e-mail: [email protected] tel.: +31 (0) 43 3296 278 website: www.epsa2011.eu or f u yo ion! k n
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