European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Committee of the Regions
Committe of the Regions, Article about the EPSA Knowledge-Transfer Conference in their June e-newsletter for Spain
European Commission (European Social Fund)
EU Delegation in Turkey
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
Information about the BPC awarded to their project on their website
This book aims to demonstrate that various creative and smart routes to excellent solutions are possible, by analysing success stories in different areas of local public management from seven European cities in the EPSA scheme – Bilbao (ES), Birmingham (UK), Mannheim (DE), Milan (IT), Tallinn (EE), Tampere (FI), and Trondheim (NO). It concludes by presenting seven steps leading to excellence. The only thing left to find out is: are other cities ready to take on the challenge?
What kind of ideas are behind the remodelling of the state and public sector, and how have these ideas materialized in practice? In this book the authors illustrate what are the driving forces behind the huge amount of public management reforms over the last three decades. Trends and ideas of public management reforms in practice are validated by data from European Public Sector Award cases (2009 and 2011).