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.