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EPSA 2019 Final events & award ceremony

Over 120 guests from 15 different European countries and the European institutions participated in the range of EPSA 2019 events held in Maastricht on 4-6 November 2019. This conference was not just the highlight of EPSA 2019, but also marked 10 years of EPSA by EIPA with the European Commission and Member States as official partners.

Please consult the FINAL PROGRAMME for more information. 

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More pictures are availabe in the EPSA news entry of EIPA's website and EIPA's facebook profile.

You will find all presentations and keynote speeches further below.

Monday, 04 November: EPSA 2019 Best Practice Certificate Ceremony at the Town Hall of Maastricht


Announcing and handing over the EPSA 2019 Best Practice Certificates
Vivianne HeijnenDeputy Mayor of Maastricht
Prof. Dr Marga Pröhl, former Director-General of EIPA

Tuesday, 05 November: EPSA 2019 Nominees Presentations at EIPA’s premises


Welcome and chair
Prof. Dr Marga Pröhl, former Director-General, EIPA

EPSA 2019 Overview of process and outcome to date
Michael Burnett, EPSA 2019 Project Leader, Expert, EIPA Maastricht


European/National level

EPSA2019048: iSupport
Submitted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), presented by Jean-Marc Pellet, iSupport Co-ordinator, HCCH, The Hague

EPSA2019096: Simplex+ Programme
Submitted by the Portuguese Administrative Modernisation Agency (AMA), presented by Tiago Mendonça, International Relations Officer, International Relations Department, AMA, Lisbon

EPSA2019137: Mission Dementia

Submitted by the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior, presented by Markus Richter, Deputy Director and Project Leader, SIAK Police Training Academy; and Lisa Bauer, Team Co-ordinator, SIAK E‐Learning‐Team

Regional level

EPSA2019049: Aha Plus
Submitted by the Vorarlberg Federal Government, presented by Barbara Österle and Christoph Kutzer, Aha plus Project Managers, Aha-Youth Information Centre and Office for Future-Related Issues, Bregenz

EPSA2019088: Groeipakket (Growth Package)
Submitted by Kind en Gezin, Agentschap Informatie Vlaanderen and Agentschap Uitbetaling Groeipakket, Flanders; presented by Bart Lachaert, Head of Department of Team Groeipakket at Kind & Gezin; and Katrien Goossens, Project Manager Groeipakket at Flanders Information Agency.

EPSA2019134: Malopolska Empathetic Culture - Making culture accessible for everyone
Submitted by the Department of Culture and National Heritage, Marshal’s Office of the Malopolska region, presented by Tomasz Włodarski, Deputy Director of Małopolska Institute of Culture in Cracow, Project implementer


Supra-local­/Local level

EPSA2019129: Rooftop Gardens: growing greens for social inclusion
Submitted by the Municipal Institute for People with Disabilities, Barcelona, presented by Ferran Urgell, Promotion and Support Service.


EPSA2019133: Zero Trust Architecture
Submitted by the City of Kristiansund, presented by Arne Ingebrigtsen, Chief Municipal Executive.

EPSA2019140 Rotterdam Business Case
Submitted by the City of Rotterdam, presented by Rob Gringhuis, Manager Work and Income, City of Rotterdam; Fleur van der Hilst, University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam; and Floris Oskam, Entrepreneur Soundboard

Wednesday, 06 November: EPSA 2019 Celebratory Award Ceremony at the Provincial Government House in Maastricht

Welcome and Opening

Welcome speeches
Theo Bovens, Governor and King’s Commissioner for the Province of Limburg, introduced by Michael Burnett, EPSA 2019 Project Leader, Expert, EIPA Maastricht.
Marco Ongaro, Director-General, EIPA, introduced by Michael Burnett.       

Keynote speech
Valtteri Aaltonen, Secretary of State for Local Government and Ownership Steering, representing the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Keynote speech
Maarten Verwey, Director-General, Structural Reform Support Service, European Commission.

EPSA 2019: Main trends and solutions identified
Michael Burnett, EPSA 2019 Project Leader and Category Leader, Expert, EIPA Maastricht.