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07/Dec/2010
Official Launch of the European Public Sector Award 2011

On Monday 17 January 2011 the Vice-President of the European Commission, Mr Maroš Šefcovic, and EIPA’s Director-General, Professor Dr Marga Pröhl will launch EPSA 2011.

14/Sep/2010
Boost for EIPA’s work on PPP
EIPA’s impact on the European PPP agenda has been recognised in major study, “A guide to guidance – Sourcebook for PPPs”, carried out by Frontier Economics for DG MOVE, the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency and the European PPP Expertise Centre.
15/Jun/2010
Press coverage for Marco Lopriore, Senior Lecturer at EIPA, in The Irish Independent
A succesfull seminar on Supporting SME and Enterprise Development through EU Programmes and Policies in Shannon, Ireland, resulted in press coverage in The Irish Independent and on the website of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce.
For the full article in The Irish Independent, click here.
04/May/2010
The Lisbon Treaty stipulations on Development Cooperation and the Council Decision of 25 March 2010 (Draft) establishing the organisation and functioning of the European External Action Service
Contrary to the emerging legal advice on the potential role of the European External Action Service (EEAS) and development cooperation under the Lisbon Treaty, this legal brief argues that the stipulations concerning this area contained in the proposal for a Council decision of 25 March 2010 on the EEAS, are entirely consonant with the Treaty. In particular this brief argues that development cooperation is a shared competence and not, as is often argued, an exclusive competence. It is also noted that the Treaty places the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) on an equal footing with other EU external relations policies and brings an end to the default setting of, for instance, EU policy in development cooperation. The legally binding obligation for the Union to ensure consistency between the different areas of external action and between these and its other policies again provides the overarching rationale. Finally, it is observed that the elevation of the eradication of poverty to an objective of the Union in its external action offers far greater leverage for a development perspective in EU external actions, rather than any alleged illegal politicisation of development cooperation.

Authors: Dr Simon Duke (European Institute of Public Administration) and Dr Steven Blockmans (T.M.C. Asser Institute)

For the full-text version click here or visit our publications portal.
26/Jan/2010
Building Europe’s infrastructure – time to use Competitive Dialogue more effectively?

Competitive Dialogue was created by the 2004 Public Procurement Directives as a new and more flexible solution for public authorities wanting to award contracts for complex infrastructure projects”. But, says Michael Burnett, PPP expert at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), “not all methods of using it have proved to be equally effective in promoting value for money for the public sector”. And, he continues, “objective advice for public sector decision makers on when and how to use Competitive Dialogue effectively is hard to find”.

To meet these challenges EIPA has just published a new book ““Competitive Dialogue – A practical guide” written by Michael Burnett in collaboration with Martin Oder.

07/Nov/2009
Creation of MEDPAN
Euro-Mediterranean Association of Schools of Public Administration (MEDPAN) created in Brussels on 30 November 2009.
06/Nov/2009
EPSA 2009 Award winners announced

During a spectacular event last night in Maastricht, the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) presented the European Public Sector Award 2009! This prestigious award recognises the best and most innovative performers in European public administration. After a long process of assessment, the four prize winners were finally announced.

04/Nov/2009
EPSA Facts & Figures
300 applications
28 countries
40 Best Practice certificate holders
20 nominees
4 winners
26/Oct/2009
Highlights of the European Public Sector Award 2009

On 4-6 November 2009, the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) will be proud to honour the most innovative performers in European public administration with the prestigious European Public Sector Award 2009. This is an award for the best and most innovative public sector performers in the fields of: Performance Improvement in Public Service Delivery; Citizen Involvement; New Forms of Partnership Working; and Leadership & Management for Change. The highlights of this international event will take place at three well-known locations in Maastricht: the Town Hall of Maastricht, the Provincial Government House and the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

24/Sep/2009
EPSA 2009 Award Nominees

The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) proudly presents the European Public Sector Award nominees 2009!

 

The award for the best and most innovative performers in European public administration will be presented during an international symposium and ceremony which will take place from 4-6 November 2009 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Five nominees in each EPSA theme – Performance Improvement in Public Service Delivery; Citizen Involvement; New Forms of Partnership Working; Leadership & Management for Change – are still in the running to win the EPSA 2009 trophy.