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23 September 2016

Maastricht, 24-25 November 2016: Managing Risks in Public Finances – What to Do and How to Do It

When resources available for public sector bodies are limited it is even more important to manage them effectively. Financial and operational risks can arise across the entire public financial management cycle i.e. budgeting, the execution of budgets and the delivery of services.

This workshop uses EPSA cases to share experiences about public sector budgeting, financial management and management of the delivery of public services.

For more information, please see the full programme and registration form.

Maastricht, 29-30 November 2016: Public Sector Budgeting for Service Delivery: What to Do and How to Do It

Budgets are the means by which a public sector body expresses its priorities. Making budget choices which reflect objectives is vital for public officials, particularly in hard economic times.

This workshop uses several EPSA cases to share experiences about how choices can be made in public sector budgeting and how they are linked to the delivery of public services.

For more information, please see the full programme and registration form.

Barcelona (ES), 1-2 December 2016: Annual Public Sector Innovation Lab: Innovation Updates, Business Cases and Practical Tools

EIPA Barcelona invites you to its annual PSI lab, which will pave the way towards more strategic and systematic approaches to innovation. This year it will include leading-edge methods such as behavioural insights, co-creation and design-thinking for innovative policy-making and improved public services, the reform potential of digital technologies and open data as well as the building of (local) innovation systems and its management.

This seminar counts on exciting speakers and facilitators from the European Commission, Nesta, Barcelona Design Centre and Gartner. In addition, EPSA cases will be used to underline the innovation potential of the public sector.

For more information, please see the full programme and registration form.

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

News & Events


  • In Search of Local Public Management Excellence Seven Journeys to Success

    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?

  • Public Management in the 21st Century

    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).

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