The winners of the EPSA 2021 Award have now been announced

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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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