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First Major International EPSA 2011 Knowledge-Transfer Conference, Bilbao, 4-5 June 2012

05 March 2012
International EPSA 2011 Knowledge-Transfer Conference, Bilbao, 4-5 June 2012

This conference, which is a joint-venture with EIPA, will be hosted by one of the EPSA 2011 Winners - the City of Bilbao- and its attendance is free. The title of this event will be: "Cities of Excellence in the Public Sector: The Innovation Front with their New Practices and Formulas". It aims to bring together some 300 public sector representatives from all over Europe to share, discuss and learn from the various EPSA Best Practice cases.


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More information as well as the programme of the conference, the registration form, ect. will be available soon. Please keep checking our website!

The EPSA 2015 winners are…

Supra-local and local award: Every Child Safe Forever – The Development of Relentless Family Case Management and the End of Parole and Other Court Orders, submitted by the Youth Protection Amsterdam Region (NL)
European, national and regional award: BQ-Portal – The Information Portal for Foreign Professional Qualifications, submitted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (DE)
Cross-cutting award: Urban Environment and Health, submitted by the Barcelona Provincial Council (ES)
Read more about the EPSA 2015 final event and award ceremony

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