The winners of the EPSA 2021 Award have now been announced


The winners of the European Public Sector Award (EPSA) 2021 have been announced today at the official online Award Ceremony.

Under the overarching theme ‘Building a Better Europe for Citizens’ EPSA 2021 showcases and rewards projects submitted by European public administrations which have developed and implemented new solutions in public service delivery and policymaking.

A total of 126 applications have been submitted to EIPA this year. After a thorough evaluation, 18 applications were preselected to be presented to the jury. In the final stage, the three best projects in three categories – Innovation, Green and Digital – have been praised during the ceremony.

In the category ‘Green’

  • First prize: EnerCoach – a digital energy accounting platform for municipalities to monitor energy consumption of public infrastructure, Luxembourg;
  • Second prize: Smart infrastructure for smart public administration, Estonia;
  • Third prize: Processing invasive alien plants into useful products and input material for industry, Slovenia.

In the category ‘Digital’

  • First prize: Vienna provides space, Austria;
  • Second prize: JustizOnline, Austria;
  • Third prize: Cross-border fines, Belgium.

In the category ‘Innovative’

  • First prize: LabX – experimentation laboratory for the public administration, Portugal;
  • Second prize: Government buys innovation, Belgium.

Additionally, two projects were rewarded with an honourable mention for reaction/relevance to the Covid-19 crisis:

  • In the ‘Digital’ category: Transparency at the service of health, Spain
  • In the ‘Innovative’ category: At a distance, but close to you, Romania.

We sincerely congratulate all the winners!

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