About EPSA

EPSA – the European Public Sector Awards – is a Europe-wide award scheme for public sector entities at all levels of government which has been organised every two years since 2009 by the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA).

More than 1.500 projects have been submitted to EPSA, EU institutions and agencies and international organisations on the course of the past years. For all European public administrations, EPSA has generated highly valuable know-how and vital results that can be used for the benefit of providing innovative solutions and learning opportunities.

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What we do

EPSA brings together the best, most innovative and efficient performers from the European public sector. Our vision is to create an arena in which Europe’s public sector institutions can excel and become an exemplar for the rest of the world. Against this backdrop, the EPSA aims

  • to create a common European administrative space
  • to devise new administrative problem-solving paradigms
  • to foster constructive competition amongst public sector organisations and reward excellence
  • to learn from the European leading edge
  • to create a network of public excellence and, thus, establish the conditions for a European learning platform on public administration solutions.

The Team

Christoph Klika

Project manager and expert EU policy implementation

I am excited to be part of this fantastic project. I’m confident that our combined efforts and creativity will result in something extraordinary and I’m eager to see where this journey will take us!

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Rafaella Giussani

Programme Organiser

The EPSA project is a wonderful initiative that both rewards and promotes innovation, ingenuity, and a greater commitment to better public administration. Therefore, I am grateful and excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the organisation of the latest edition, EPSA 2023-24

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Isabela Puscasu

Project Management Officer

I am proud to be part of this incredible project and I can’t wait to experience the next edition. I am looking forward to learning, growing and contributing to EPSA 2023-24.

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Beatrice Mantovani

Marketing & Communication Officer

The EPSA project is an extraordinary endeavour that celebrates and encourages innovation and dedication to advancing public administration. This remarkable event promises to showcase the very best in public sector excellence.

The Steering Committee

Nadine Hoffmann, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Civil Service, Luxembourg

Frans van Dongen, Programme Manager, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Directorate of Public Sector Labour Affairs, the Netherlands

Michael Kallinger, Head of Unit for Public Service Innovation in the Austrian Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport, Austrian Delegate to the OECD-Public Governance Committee and EUPAN-European Public Administration Network, Austria

Alexandra Papatheodorou, Policy Officer, DG REFORM, European Commission

Andrea Kovacs-Marsango, International Coordinator, International Office, University of Public Service, Hungary

Official partners

EU Commission
the Netherlands