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ProjectsCountryOrganisationAward yearLevel of governmentSectorType of activityShort english description
StartWien - Getting a head start in ViennaAustriaCity of Vienna Municipal Deartment 17-Integration and Diversity2017Local levelotherImmigration, asylum, integration, social inclusion, participation
Police, camera, evidence: London’s cluster randomised controlled trial of Body Worn VideoUnited KingdomCollege of Policing2017Local levelcross-sectoralIn the UK, EU and the US, police use of Body Worn Video (BWV) had been increasing, but despite the growing popularity of BWV there is much to be learnt regarding its effectiveness. The project tested the implementation of BWV in UK’s largest police force, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) via a cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT).
Court Audio Record Labelling System TIXLatviaCourt Administration of the Republic of Latvia2017National levelJustice, police, human rights and securityTIX is a court session audio recording solution, enabling to conveniently prepare clear and interactive court session protocol in PDF format with linked text and audio data.

TIX eases audio recording of court sessions, combining the written information with the audio record in one interactive protocol of PDF format, corresponding with the standard of the industry. The protocol of PDF format consists of the general information of the court session, audio record of the court session and course of the court session, organised pursuant to statements or issues to be adjudicated that are linked with the place in audio record. Preparation of the protocol does not require a lot of time, because the recorder must record only the issues to be adjudicated.

Full information on the course of the court session is provided by audio record. While, the place of interest in the audio record is to be found fast in the interactive protocol by pressing on the relevant issue to be adjudicated.
The Sarpsborg ModelNorwaySarpsborg Municipality2017otherPrevention of Intergenerational Transmission - Act Now!

The Sarpsborg Model - a new method developed to prevent the intergenerational transmission of substance abuse problems and mental health conditions.

The method is all about acting now and not waiting for the symptoms to appear. The mental health services in the municipality of Sarpsborg in Norway often saw that children developed the same problems as their parents. In 2013 a new method was developed in order to prevent that the children inherited their parents’ problems. These new measures presented treatment and prevention simultaneously. The method is called the Sarpsborg Model. Mental health conditions in the population is one of society’s greatest health challenges, thus, preventive measures are essential and may contribute to equalise the social differences in health.
Standard Business ReportingNetherlandsLogius2017National levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformBefore the introduction of the digital reporting framework Standard Business Reporting (SBR), companies were asked by various government agencies to deliver the same information in multiple ways. For the same data definitions, different data sets were used. This created for businesses a situation of unnecessary administrative burden, extra costs and frustration. For government agencies, it created a situation of not fully transparent, reliable or comparable data. For society, it resulted in a situation where tax money was spent on time-consuming, manual administrative processes instead of the core activities of the government. The Dutch government has implemented SBR in close cooperation with private stakeholders.
Asker WelfareLabNorwayAsker Municipality2017Local levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformAsker WelfareLab is a concept for service delivery, solely centered on the citizen, in which all relevant municipal services, together with external partners of collaboration, invest together, aiming to raise the living standards, thereby bettering the quality of life of each individual and family in the program. The municipal part of the investment is closely monitored through a new form of reporting, focusing on the realisation of benefits.
Destination BarcelonaSpainBarcelona Provincial Council2017Local levelEconomic affairs, competition, SMEThe Destination Barcelona project came about as a result of the tourism policies of the last 20 years that have favoured a process of extending tourism across the region as part of a strategy of territorial rebalancing and socioeconomic development and the influence of the overwhelming success of the city of Barcelona as a tourist destination.
Maps of Healthcare NeedsPolandMinistry of Health of the Republic of Poland2017National levelotherPolish government authorities, providers and patients complained that there is no system-wide approach to healthcare provision. As major drawbacks of the system, they have been regularly pointing out the lack of reliable and up- to-date information on how certain areas operate and the fact that decisions regarding these areas were made without the thorough analysis of needs and capabilities. To address these concerns the Department of Analyses and Strategy of the Polish Ministry of Health decided to develop Maps of Healthcare Needs aiming to analyse the current state of the Polish healthcare system and define future needs.
Gardens of CascaisPortugalCascais Municipality2017Local levelEnvironment, climate change, agriculture (incl. food safety) and fisheryCommunity gardens are spaces for socialising, leisure and learning, with a strong socio and cultural potential and will increase the quality of life of its users. They are an integral part of the Ecological ecosystem of the county, and are located in parks and green spaces of leisure, bringing a new use to the public space, where different generations can live together.
ACCESS-Toulouse: Alliance for Children’s Citizenship and Education based on Social diversity towards SuccessFranceToulouse City Council2017Local levelEducation (higher and lower), training and learningThe Toulouse City Council (TCC) is a recognised municipality in France in the field of education, since municipal decision of June 2001 of creating in each municipal school one leisure and educative centre associated to the school (CLAE).
Crime Reduction ToolkitUnited KingdomUK College of Policing2017National levelScience, research, innovationThe Crime Reduction Toolkit has been created by the College of Policing. The College of Policing was established in 2012 as the professional body for all those working in policing and is part of a new network of What Works Centres established by the UK Government. The role of the What Works Centres is to improve outcomes for citizens by enabling decision making, at every level, to be based on the best available research evidence. Developed in partnership with a consortium of eight universities, led by University College London, the Crime Reduction Toolkit is one of the College’s central products and was launched in 2015. It is an online tool which provides easy access to the best available research evidence on the effectiveness, or not, of interventions to reduce crime.
Skills PanoramaGreeceCedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training2017National levelEmployment, labour related affairs and gender equalityThe Skills Panorama is a unique online platform that offers a single entry point to information on labour markets and skill needs in the EU. It aims to inform decisions on education, training and employment. The Skills Panorama is an initiative of the European Commission. Because of its expertise and extensive research and analysis on labour market and skill needs, Cedefop (the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) was tasked with its development.
Paid in WastePortugalJunta Frequesia Campolie2017Local levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformPago em Lixo is a project launched by the Campolide Parish Council in 2016, as part of its strategy to drive local sustainable development. Recognising that local authorities have an important role to play in promoting the overall wellbeing of its communities, the Campolide Parish Council implemented Pago em Lixo to incentivise residents to adopt positive patterns of behaviour in dealing with household waste, energise the local economy, and strengthen community relations.
Deaf HelpPolandWarmian-Mazurian Voivodeship Office2017Regional levelotherThere is no doubt that in recent years Poland has taken an important step towards fully integrating people with hearing impairment. This is a milestone for the adoption of the Sign Language Act and other forms of communication, the main goal of which is to provide an adequate level of support for people with hearing impairment and to help overcome barriers to communication with public institutions, emergency services and health care institutions. This law is also the first widely accepted legal act in Poland, which explicitly emphasises the law of the deaf and hard of hearing to communicate through freely chosen means of non-verbal communication. At the same time, a new opening for the realisation of the rights of people with disabilities, including deaf people, is a change in the telecommunications law resulting from the new obligations of providing telephone services
Smart Specialisation PlatformSpainUnit B3 Territorial Development, Joint Research Centre, European Commission2017National levelScience, research, innovationPublic administrations at regional and national level in Europe must deal with a conundrum of expectations and realities in times of turbulent economic and technological change and the pressing need to address societal challenges with limited resources. The European Commission has a powerful instrument to tackle these challenges: the Cohesion Policy supporting regional development in cooperation with regional administrations.
Alba Iulia Smart City 2018RomaniaMunicipality of Alba Iulia2017Local levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformAlba Iulia - The city where the Future was born Alba Iulia (Romania) always managed to be a pioneer of things, since the beginning of its existence. In the field of smart city projects, Alba Iulia is being appreciated at national level for the urban development and for the strong and efficient partnerships developed over the years. Until now, not only the partnerships of the municipality of Alba Iulia with companies are innovative in the experience of the municipality, during the years Alba Iulia managed to become the first city in Central and Eastern Europe signing a contract with the World Bank (the WB usually works with governments not with cities) and also in assessing its financial capacities with Moody’s Rating Agency, one of the top 3 Rating Agencies in the world. According to the World Bank, Alba Iulia as County Capital ranks first in attracting EU funding/capita, which makes the city attractive and credible for potential partners all over the world.
From eGovernment to eGovernance in the Metropolitan Area of BariItalyMunicipality of Bari2017Local levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThis case presents an eGovernment framework for application cooperation of Public Administrations in the Metropolitan Area of the City of Bari, able to supply new added-value services tailored to citizens’ and business needs and useful for the monitoring of the urban context. The idea is to develop a network across the Municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Bari in order to share standards, technological infrastructures and digital services as the basic requirements for the public services realisation and for the analysis of territorial dynamics by processing and modelling huge amount of data in a distributed and heterogeneous content environment.
Home Refurbishment ProgrammeSpainBarcelona Provincial Council, Social Welfare Department2015Local levelotherThe Barcelona Provincial Council is an intermediate local authority with the aim to ensure the provision of municipal services and to support the work of local government. With around 5.5 million inhabitants, the province of Barcelona is divided into 311, mainly small and medium-sized, municipalities. Through its Area of Service for Citizens, Barcelona Provincial Council helps ensure welfare, quality of life and social cohesion at the local level. Among the services for the elderly, priority is given to those that help people live with greater independence in their own homes
The Wasps – Employment Opportunity for Persons with DisabilitiesIcelandMunicpality of Hafnafjordur2015Local levelEducation (higher and lower), training and learningSocial inclusion, persons with disabilities, innovation, employment, education, training
Introduction of a centralised automated information system for an eDocument flow in the ministry of interiorBulgariaMinistry of Interior2011National levelJustice, police, human rights and securityThe project results address both the issues of eServices’ quality improvement and the ideas of facilitating the eServices’ end users.
Barcelona province - support for the internationalisation of local governmentsSpainDiputació de Barcelona – International Relations Directorate2011Local levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThe objective is two-fold: to promote at international level successful public policies and best practices being developed at local level; and to attract investors, qualified human resources as well as tourism, international students and events.
European gen - Development of a normalised BPM expendient manager to adapt procedures to services directive in energy sectorSpainMinistry of Industry, Tourism and Trade2011National levelEconomic affairs, competition, SMEGEN objectives are: Make information about administrative procedures accessible through the Internet, or from any mobile device (smartphones, pda…), thus saving considerable costs by implementing channels that increase efficiency and effectiveness; Use a multi-channel strategy in order to improve the services provided to the user community and/ or to reduce the costs of providing its services; Provide users flexible, accessible, complete, easy and secure services.
Audio - internal audit for local government organisationsBelgiumAudio2011Local levelPublic health and social welfare/affairsThe goal of the organisation is to organise professional audit services for its members, and to stimulate the transfer of knowledge between the members.
Parental educationAustriaFederal State Government of Upper Austria – Department for Family Affairs2011Regional levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformParental education is socio-politically very important. The upbringing of children is a challenge for parents and parental education should support them in doing so.
Language and mathematics in motionSwedenFörskolan Grinden2011Local levelEducation (higher and lower), training and learningThe whole project is based on the curriculum Lpfö 98 and in the revised new curriculum, coming out in June 2011, where the importance of children’s maths and language development will be clearer and more specifically confirmed.
Project G.A.I.AItalyCatanzaro Province Healthcare Agency2011Regional levelPublic health and social welfare/affairsThe national health plans and guidelines for health in the Region of Calabria have provided, among its objectives to be achieved, the protection of health in early life, childhood and adolescence.
ERDF Helpdesk for Catalan business - ACC1Ó support service to comapnies beneficiaries of ERDF funding under the global grantSpainACC1Ó, Competitiveness for Catalonia2011Regional levelRegional policy and development, decentralisationIt is an innovative public administration sustainable project put in place by the Government of Catalonia which is adapted to existing resources and involves the acquisition of internal and external knowledge regarding European regulations; increased dissemination of European Union activities to promote company competitiveness and to encourage investment in innovation for businesses in Catalonia; the resolution of all doubts expressed by final beneficiaries; high yield of public resources; and profitability of business resources.
Opina extremaduraSpainGovernment of Extremadura2011Regional levelInformation society, technology, media and audiovisual‘Opina Extremadura’ is an initiative of the Extremadura Regional Government to promote active participation in the definition and development of regional policies.
Delta business centreSpainMunicipality of Viladecans2011Local levelEconomic affairs, competition, SMEThis coordination includes preparing agreements, organising events,´networking between the companies and the needs of the Delta Business Centre daily activity.
WatergraafsmeerNetherlandsWaternet2011Local levelEconomic affairs, competition, SMEThe result of this project will be both in process innovation and in physical changes.
ISAC, an intelligent online information and referral serviceSpainTerrassa City Council2011Local levelInformation society, technology, media and audiovisual‘iSAC’ (Citizens’ Attention Service) is an online information and referral service (I&R), designed by following a citizen-centric, citizen-inclusive and community-centric approach.
Epso development programmeBelgiumEPSO2011EU institutionsPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThe agreed aim of EPSO’s far-reaching modernisation programme was to adapt the methods of personnel selection to meet the Institutions’ current and future needs in a more efficient way, while remaining true to the principles of fair and open competition.
Integrated care for geriatric patientsSwitzerlandDepartment of Health and Social Welfare of the Canton of Bern, Hospital Office2011Regional levelPublic health and social welfare/affairsIts objectives are to compare costs and benefits of integrated care for geriatric patients in a setting of an acute hospital with conventional geriatric care. It is a non-randomised study without matching of patients, but similar structures in care, with a six month follow up.
ERDF102 - Energy smart authorityMaltaMalta Housing Authority2011National levelThe Housing Authority has undertaken many initiatives to perform more environmentally-friendly practices, both in its day-to-day operations as well as in its buildings and units.
Promotion of electronic democracy in salcininkai districtLithuaniaSalcininkai District Municipality Administration2011Local levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThe aim of the project was to create and implement measures allowing citizens to participate in the decision-making process in the Salcininkai District Municipality, as well as to receive qualitative, up-todate information.
Social security - income integration in derogationItalyINPS Sede Regionale Puglia2011Regional levelotherThe idea behind this project is to safeguard the contractual position of workers from company market fluctuating situations in application of an important principle of labour law
Think green - The business case of renewable energies in spainSpainMinistry of Industry, Tourism and Trade2011National levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThe government’s zeal to impel renewable energy led to strong growth in the industry and in related employment.
IP-Centrex telephone solutionGermanyLandkreis Elbe-Elster2011Regional levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformSo, the aim of this project is to switch the telephone system from an analogue telephony system to a Cloud Solution: ‘IP-Centrex’.
System for informational integrity of the services provided by public administrations in the north central region, including the regions of ruse, veliko turnova, silistra, razgrad and gabrovoBulgariaRuse District Administration2011Regional levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThis project aims to improve this situation by introducing new information channels.
Partnership with business in view of the polish EU presidency 2011PolandEU Presidency Coordination Department2011National levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformAhead of the first Polish EU Presidency in 2011, Poland was looking for the most transparent and open way of engaging the private sector in the organisation and promotion of the Presidency.
MiljøpakkenNorwayMunicipality of Trondheim2011Local levelEnvironment, climate change, agriculture (incl. food safety) and fisheryThe main objective of ‘The Green Partnership Agreement’ is to combat GHG emissions and climate change in transport.
Open politics Bern (Bern 2.0)SwitzerlandState Chancellery of Canton Bern2011Regional levelInformation society, technology, media and audiovisualThe project ‘Open Politics Bern (Bern 2.0)’ seeks to improve access to documents and decisions made by the Bernese Cantonal Parliament and Government.
Young people for a better wordRomaniaInstitution of the Prefect Brasov County2011Local levelPublic health and social welfare/affairsThe project aims to familiarise the project beneficiaries and the local and regional authorities with the concept of a social economy, and to offer them viable alternatives of social development and inclusion.
ILUPub - Public lighting energy efficiencyPortugalAREANATejo2011Regional levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThe aim of ‘ILUPub’ includes surpassing this stated goal, leading to a best practice at both national and European level. The development of such a characterisation constitutes an innovative method for gaining some control on public lighting energy consumption.
'Malopolska 2020 - unlimited opportunities - unlimited debate' - regional public discussion on the malopolska region development strategy for 2011-2020PolandThe Marshal Office of the Malopolska Region2011Regional levelRegional policy and development, decentralisationUsing communication tools resulted in MRDS consultations within the framework of a multi-platform regional debate about the future of Malopolska, lasting several months.
Sustainable energy action plan (Covenant of mayors)ItalyMunicipality of Udine2011Local levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformIn order to meet these goals, the municipality of Udine is using coordinated methods, both on the definition and implementation of a general framework for action and on specific tools in the energy field.
EU careers - Enhancing awareness and attractiveness of European public sector career opportunitiesBelgiumEPSO2011EU institutionsPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform
The system for the safety of productsTurkeyDG of Standardisation in Foreign Trade2011National levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThis System, introducing a new risk assessment understanding as far as the controls on safety and conformity with standards are concerned, will leave behind the era of checking each product at each arrival to the customs and emphasise the controls on ‘risky’ products.
Success at last - the struggle against dog waste in the city of ViennaAustriaVienna City Administration2011Local levelEnvironment, climate change, agriculture (incl. food safety) and fisheryThe ‘Waste Watchers’, a mobile task force, has been established to make sure that Vienna is kept clean.
Sozialraumorientierung in Graz´AustriaOffice of Youth and Family Welfare2011Local levelSports, youth, culture and artThe initiative ‘Sozialraumorientierung in Graz’ has an enormous innovative impact by its commitment to the constitutional principles even in processes of change.
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