Focus on EPSA 2011 in the journal of the German Association of Local Authorities Kommune 21, Issue 8/2012
04 September 2012
The August 2012 issue of the German journal Kommune 21 contains an interview of the EPSA Manager, Alexander Heichlinger, as well as an in-depth article in German on some of the most relevant projects submitted to the EPSA 2011 edition. Read more
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.