Launch of the 2015 UNECE Ideas for Change Award competition
21 January 2015
The 2015 UNECE Ideas for Change Award competition, which is open as of 21 January 2015.
2015 is the year of Sustainable Development and it’s time to take action for people and the planet. On 14 April 2015, we will hold the 1st ever Start-ups event at the UN in Geneva. The event will show-case how innovative entrepreneurial talent can contribute to meeting today’s social and environmental challenges through new groundbreaking ideas that can become successful businesses.
The competition is open to young companies and to teams of entrepreneurs, researchers and students from the UNECE region. The deadline for entering is 28 February 2015. Finalists will be invited to present their projects to a jury and to the participants in the 2015 UNECE session, a high-level inter-governmental conference, where our member States will commit to actions to advance the sustainable development agenda in the region in the years to come. Winners will be honored at an award ceremony during the session.
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.