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Call for applications is now open! Submit your projects for the EPSA 2009 until 20 March 2009


15 Jan 2009


Public Affairs

From 1 January 2009, all public sectors, from all levels and from all over Europe, are invited to submit their applications for the European Public Sector Award 2009, which is being organised by the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) with the official support of 15 European countries and the European Commission. Applications can be submitted within the following four themes that address Europe's pressing public concerns:

Performance Improvement in Public Service Delivery
Citizen Involvement
New Forms of Partnership Working
Leadership and Management for Change

These themes provide an insight into the thousands of public administration “lives” that are struggling to make their way through the “stormy and muddy water” of globalisation, demographic change and a continuous shortage of money and resources. For a full description of the four themes and the detailed conditions of participation, please consult the official EPSA website at

In order to promote the EPSA 2009 and to attract as many applications as possible, several information days are being organised, often in cooperation with the European countries officially supporting EPSA. On 4 February 2009, EIPA will hold an information day in Brussels, in joint venture with the European Commission (DG Employment) and the Committee of the Regions (CoR). More information about the programme and the registration form is available on the EPSA website.

Follow our motto and “Assess Yourself and Learn from the Best” by participating with your administrative achievements in “Showcasing and Rewarding European Public Excellence”.

Maastricht (NL), 15 January 2009

Note for the editors:

More information:     Ms Joyce Groneschild, Marketing & Information Coordinator,
European Institute of Public Administration,
Tel: +31 (0) 43 3296357; email:

Contact address
EPSA team:         Ms Chaja van Boesschoten, EPSA Programme Organiser
European Institute of Public Administration,
Tel: +31 (0) 43 3296341/381; email:

Partners officially supporting the EPSA 2009:
European Commission
The Netherlands

Private Sponsor:HayGroup

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