The 1st Steering Committee Meeting for the EPSA 2011 scheme took place at EIPA in Maastricht on 2-3 November last. During this meeting, representatives of the 10 EPSA 2011 official partners confirmed to date had the opportunity to meet and to listen to presentations on 7 potential EPSA 2011 themes made by EIPA faculty. During the last session, the members of the SC debated in detail the various proposals and reached an agreement on the 3 themes that will be addressed by the EPSA 2011 scheme.
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).
The EPSA brings together the best, most innovative and efficient performers
from the European public sector. Outstanding administrative performances are,
after all, produced under different conditions within Europe.