EIPA event

EPSA 2023-24 Award Ceremony

21 March 2024
9.30 - 16.00 CET

European Public Sector Award Ceremony 2023-24

Encouraging, showcasing, promoting, disseminating and exchanging best practices is a powerful tool for strengthening public administrations’ relevance and efficiency.

Under the overarching theme “Boosting Innovation Through Learning” EPSA 2023-24 aims to showcase and reward the most innovative projects submitted by public administrations across Europe.

Set against the vibrant backdrop of Maastricht (NL), the Award Ceremony will be live-streamed on 21 March from the Provincial Government House in Maastricht, where the Treaty of Maastricht was signed in 1992.

Get ready to witness the winners and Good Practice Certificate recipients in the three award categories:

  • Innovation in Public Administration
  • Green Transition and Sustainability
  • Digital Transformation

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With the Support of

City of Maastricht
Province of Limburg

Official Partners

EU Commission
Austria
Hungary
Luxembourg
The Netherlands

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Thursday 21 March 2024

09.30Welcome and Introduction

Emile Roemer, King’s Commissioner of Limburg

Marco Ongaro, Director-General, European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

09.45Opening Address

Mario Nava, Director-General, European Commission, DG REFORM (remote)

10.00Keynote Presentations

Comprehensive innovation: new developments and prospects

Bartel Van de Walle, Director, United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT)

New tools and instruments for organisational learning

Frans van Dongen, Programme Manager, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, The Netherlands

10.45Coffee break
11.15Panel

Public sector reform in the EU and beyond: boosting innovation through learning

Vsevolod Chentsov, Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (remote)

Maja Handjiska-Trendafilova, Director, Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA)

Nick Thijs, Senior Advisor, Team Leader Service Delivery and Digital Government, OECD SIGMA

Kjartan Björnsson, Deputy Director and Head of Unit in DG REFORM – Governance and Public Administration, European Commission (remote)

Frans van Dongen, Programme Manager, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, The Netherlands

Moderated by Martijn Pluim, Programme Director, European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

12.30Lunch break
14.00Hand out awards EPSA 2023-24 winners

Introduction EPSA 2023-24 edition

14.15Award Category Innovation in Public Administration

Gracia Vara-Arribas, Senior Lecturer EU Law and Public Procurement, EU Governance, Head of the European CAF Resource Centre, European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

14.45Award Category Green Transition and Sustainability

Christoph Klika, Senior Lecturer EU Policy Making, EPSA Project Manager, European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

15.15Award Category Digital Transformation

Pavlina Stoykova, Senior Lecturer and Head of Tenders, European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

16.00End of event

Mario Nava

Director-General, European Commission, DG REFORM

Frans van Dongen

Programme Manager, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, The Netherlands

Nick Thijs

Senior Advisor, Team Leader Service Delivery and Digital Government, OECD SIGMA
Gracia Vara Arribas

Gracia Vara Arribas

EU Law and Public Procurement, EU Governance, Head of the European CAF Resource Centre

Kjartan Björnsson

Head of Unit Governance and Public Administration, European Commission, DG REFORM

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