EU launches prize for innovative public authorities

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation has launched a competition to find the most innovative public authorities in Europe. I

  • Up to nine prizes of €100,000 will be awarded to successful, already running public initiatives that benefit citizens, firms or the education and research sector.
  • The purpose of the prize is to encourage and highlight modern approaches to public spending, which accounted on average for half of EU gross domestic product in 2010.
  • There is no pre-defined list of projects that could qualify.
  • The competition is open to public authorities established in an EU Member state or a country associated to the EU’s research framework programme.
  • Submitted initiatives must have been on-going for between one and four years.
  • The deadline for applications is February 15, 2013.

European Prize for Innovation in Public Administration CONTEST RULES 

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