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EPSA 2019: yet another high quality result. Nearly 160 eligible projects submitted by 28 countries and 1 EU Justice-related international organisation. 

14 May 2019

Dear EPSA friends,

As you will know, innovative projects from Europe’s public sector could be submitted to the EPSA 2019 until Sunday 5th May 2019. The EPSA 2019 Team at EIPA are thus pleased to announce that we received nearly 160 projects from 28 different countries and 1 EU Justice-related international organisation, which present citizen-centric solutions aiming to make their administrations sustainable and fit for the future. This year’s edition, which is taking place under the overarching theme “New Solutions to Complex Challenges – A public sector citizen-centric, sustainable and fit for the future”, received contributions dealing with areas such as public administration modernisation and reform, information society and digitisation, education, health, and public order and safety, justice and human rights.

For this EPSA edition, projects could be submitted under three different administrative categories, i.e. European and National; Regional; or Supra-Local and Local.

81 projects were submitted in the European and National administrative category, 23 in the Regional administrative category and 54 in the Supra-Local and Local category.

The countries which submitted the highest number of applications are Spain, Austria, Hungary, Poland and Norway.

Michael Burnett @eipapubman, EPSA Project Leader for 2019, said “We would like to thank all applicants warmly for having sent us their projects and for making this edition another EPSA success! It shows that the public sector across Europe continues to rise to the challenge of finding solutions to the issues which matter to citizens”.

What’s next?

All eligible applications will now be assessed on-line by external and independent experts, who will then meet in mid-June in Maastricht for a consensus meeting to agree on the best practice certificate recipients and a shortlist of projects, which will be nominee candidates and will be visited on-site. All applicants that are among these two groups will be notified the week after the consensus meeting. The on-site visits will take place from July to early September to verify the evaluation results and, in early October, a high-level international jury will take the final decision on the nominees and the award winners. All nominated projects (and thus potential EPSA 2019 winners) will be notified by us early October. More information about the evaluation phase can be found in the ‘Evaluation Process’ box at

Save the date for the final conference: Maastricht, 4-6 November 2019!

The presentations to prize-winners, nominees and best practice certificate recipients will take place during a high-level final event and award ceremony at various venues in Maastricht (NL) on 4, 5 and 6 November 2019. EIPA will cover the costs of one representative per nominee delegation for these events.

All EPSA 2019 submitters – regardless of whether you received an award or not – are most welcome to attend and to share and learn from leading-edge public practices. Save the dates!

For more information, forthcoming news and updates, please visit

Yours sincerely,

Your EPSA 2019 Team at EIPA

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