European Public Sector Award 2023-24 Potential Winners Unveiled!


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

EPSA evaluators assessed 151 eligible projects against the six evaluation criteria and, based on the respective scoring, selected the 53 highest scoring projects.

Award CategoryNo. of applicationsNo. of selected projects
Innovation in Public Administration7926
Green Transition and Sustainability1810
Digital Transformation5417


The December EPSA 2023-24 Consensus Meeting, gathered the evaluators to discuss the highest-ranking projects and to collectively agree on the winners and Good Practice Certificate recipients in each category.

Here is a glimpse of the outstanding projects that made the cut and were shortlisted as one of the three winning projects per category.

Innovation in Public Administration:

  • Portal of Register of administrative procedures – Single window for public services, Public Policy Secretariat of Republic of Serbia, Serbia
  • Smart D8 – A Population Health and Wellbeing Demonstrator in Dublin, Smart D8 Consortium (via Lead Administrative Partner, The Digital Hub Development Agency), Ireland
  • North East Inner City Multi Disciplinary Team (NEIC MDT) Delivering the first interagency Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT) in 10 inner city primary schools in Dublin, National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), Department of Education, Ireland

Green Transition and Sustainability:

  • Baia Mare from a mining and polluted city towards a green, innovative and participatory city: SPIRE – Smart Post-Industrial Regenerative Ecosystem, Baia Mare Municipality, Romania
  • Klagenfurt on the way to climate neutrality by 2030, City of Klagenfurt – Department for climate and environmental protection, Austria
  • PHA2USE – Natural plastic substitute Caleyda, Brabantse delta, the Netherlands

Digital Transformation:

  • e-Nabız – Electronic and Personal Health Record System, Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Health – General Directorate of Health Information Systems, Turkey
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in Justice, Ministry of Justice of Spain, Spain
  • Hansken, the open digital forensic platform, Netherlands Forensic Institute, the Netherlands

After the validation visits, the respective organisations will have the opportunity to present their project in the upcoming Jury Meeting. The Jury decides on 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize per category.

In addition to potential winners, the evaluators also identified Good Practice Certificate recipients and projects with outstanding efforts towards change, exemplifying commitment and innovation.

Discover the full list and stay tuned for the grand reveal of the final winners, shaping the future of public administration.

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