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ProjectsCountryOrganisationAward yearLevel of governmentSectorType of activityShort english description
City hall InnovationNorwayCity of Sandnes2019Local levelcross-sectoralIn the beginning of 2019 the administration in the City of Sandnes moved into a new City hall in the City center of Sandnes. The relocation represents much more than just a new City hall, we have create a space for citizen involvment, innovation and a testing area for new solution in our city. We claim that our new City Hall is the smartest one there is in Norway at the moment.
“Joint effort towards best results” Result oriented management and stakeholders engagement as an example of modern and effective public administration represented by Opolskie Revenue Administration.”PolandRevenue Administration Regional Office in Opole2019Regional levelTaxation, customs, financesManagement is only effective if it covers all the key aspects of the institution's work. After consolidation, which took place in 2017, the three main administrations; tax, custom and fiscal control were combined into one large organization. Consolidation, which united the forces of many differently operated and managed offices, required the adoption of new, innovative management methods. This was one of the main reasons for introducing a new management model in the Opolskie Revenue Administration, which on one hand combines elements related to a high standard of services provided by focusing on achieving the best results and on the other hand takes into account the human aspects.
RML - Rede Mulher Líder (Leader Women Network)PortugalIAPMEI - Public Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation2019National levelEconomic affairs, competition, SMEThe RML – Rede Mulher Líder (Leader Woman Network) is a successful case of public-private partnership. It consists of a community of practice of women on the Board of companies with recognized good performance.

The project was originally designed and tested for 6 months with the help of 14 top managers of highly performative SMEs, and was then launched by IAPMEI, the SMEs Public Agency, in the first semester of 2017.

The aim of the network is: 1. to break isolation of the women on top management, and; 2. to foster and accelerate innovation processes in good performing companies who embrace gender diversity in their top management.
Regional Warning System (RSO)PolandMinistry of Interior and Public Administration2019National levelcross-sectoralThe Regional Warning System (RSO in Polish) is free service available all over the country since the beginning of 2015. This e-service offers information about local threats. The project is financed and overseen substantially by the Ministry of the Interior and Administration.
Process Optimization Program (POP)SpainSpanish Ministry of Justice2019National levelcross-sectoralIn September 2016 was launched the Process Optimization Program(POP) to undertake an initiative that would allow to transform in more effective and efficient processes that supports for all the technical and technological resources that sustain the entire operational reality of the Administration of Justice, and to define and implement a Government model that tackles the challenges of the continuous transformation and improvement of Digital Justice. From the conception, POP was created to be developed under best practice, based on internationally renowned methodological frameworks, ITIL®, CobIT®, PMBoK® y TOGAF®.
Portal SNSPortugalServiços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde, E.P.E.2019National levelcross-sectoralThe Portuguese National Health Service (NHS) Portal, formally Portal SNS, is an online platform that provides access to a wide range of information and services provided by entities that integrate the NHS and the Ministry of Health (https://www.sns.gov.pt). Under the SIMPLEX strategy that seeks the modernization of the public platforms provided by the Portuguese Government.
A model for innovation development between public agenciesNorwayStavanger kommune2019Local levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThe cities of Stavanger, Bergen, Fjell and Ålesund entered into a collaboration agreement for the service “Active Municipality” (Aktiv kommune) during the fall of 2018. Active Municipality is a service delivered through a digital platform available to residents, teams and volunteer organizations for the loan and lease of municipality facilities and equipment such as sports halls, meeting spaces, indoor/outdoor facilities (football pitches, tennis courts etc.) and equipment.
Interconnection of Insolvency Registers -CY (IIR-CY)CyprusMinistry of Energy, Commerce and Industry- Insolvency Service, Bankruptcy and Liquidation Section,2019National levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThe Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Cyprus (Insolvency Service and Bankruptcies and Liquidations Section) has initiated actions concerning the implementation of the ‘Interconnection of Insolvency Registers (IIR)’ project by formulating a Consortium between public and private entities and successfully submitting a Proposal to CEF 2017 e-Justice TELECOM CALLS. The Action develops a Webservice that allows the Interconnection of the National Insolvency Registry of Cyprus with the European e-Justice Portal, in accordance with the defined interface specification of agreed web services for Interconnection of Insolvency Registers (IRI) relating to EU Regulation 2015/848.
Strengthening Latvian authorities' capacity regarding foreign direct investment attractionLatviaMinistry of Economics of Latvia2019National levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThe general objective of the project was to contribute towards strengthening Latvian institutions, in particular the Ministry of Economics, with a view to enhancing competitiveness, productivity, sustainable growth, job creation, and investment, in line with Article 4 of the SRSP Regulation.
Digital transformation of electronic public procurement: from sourcing to receiving the first invoiceFranceGIP Maximilien2019Regional levelcross-sectoralOne of the main objectives is the interoperability of information systems. In terms of dematerialized tools, two major difficulties exist today :

•The large number of shared buyer profiles (at least 28 at the departmental, interdepartmental, regional or national levels) communicating little with each other.

•The absence of complete public order chains dematerialized.
Automated Employee Tax AssessmentAustriaFederal Ministry Republic of Austria Finance2019National levelcross-sectoralThe aim of the 2013 government programme was to drive forward and realise implementation of the pre-filled tax return. Since this already appeared largely assured through transfer of the previous year's figures to FinanzOnline, the Austrian Ministry of Finance sought further optimisation intended to significantly ease the burden on taxpayers primarily in the context of income tax and the related employee tax return.
Improvement of Public Service Delivery for rural area population - Mobile UnitsAlbaniaAgency for the Delivery of Integrated Services In Albania2019National levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThe project “Mobile Units” aims to improve public service delivery and offer accessibility to services for rural area population, by means of a mobile unit provided with all necessary means for the application for different services. The latter has been designed as a response to the improvement and modernization of public services in the Republic of Albania, according to the Public Administration Reform imitated from the Albanian Government since 2014.
The BAK and its activities in the field of education – Anti-Corruption Workshops and Anti-Corruption EventsAustriaAustrian Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption2019National levelEducation (higher and lower), training and learningThe BAK offers the Anti-Corruption Workshops for students to ensure the target-oriented and sustainable dissemination of corruption (prevention) contents. As many methods are used during the workshop, the students are encouraged to deal with the topics corruption, corruption prevention and promotion of integrity in a critical way.
En halv miljon idéerSwedenNässjö Municipality2019Local levelcross-sectoralSince 2016 Nässjö municipality has worked with rural development through the participatory budgeting project "En halv miljon idéer" (roughly translates to "Half a million ideas"). Through the project the eight smaller administrative areas in the municipality, based around smaller towns on the countryside, have half a million Swedish crowns each (approximately 50 000 EUR) to allocate for physical investments in the areas. What the money is used for is up for the citizens to decide through submitting ideas and voting the ideas they think are the best for the area.
Brain4it - The open source platform developed by the City Council of Sant Feliu de Llobregat for smart city’s infrastructureSpainAjuntament de Sant Feliu de Llobregat2019Local levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformBrain4it (http://brain4it.org) is an open source platform developed by the City Council of Sant Feliu de Llobregat to manage and monitor the Smart City’s infrastructure, as well as to develop expert systems and other artificial intelligence applications.
Digitalization of the Social electionsLuxembourgInspection du Travail et des Mines2019National levelcross-sectoralIn Luxembourg, any undertaking, whatever the nature of its business, its legal form and its area of business shall be required to arrange for staff delegates to be appointed if the prescribed threshold is reached. The objective of the project consists in the realization of the platform "Social Election": https://guichet.public.lu/en/entreprises/ressources-humaines/representation-personnel/delegation-personnel/organiser-elections-sociales.html
Impact of Process Management on Human Resources Development in Slovak Public AdministrationSlovakiaMinistry of Interior of the Slovak Republic2019National levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThe aim of this project is to create a public administration management and monitoring system based on clearly defined rules. OECD recommendations are built on competency-based management and job profiling. Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic is moving towards more strategic human resource management through process management by building tools for sustainable performance evaluation.
Code my cityGreeceMinistry of Administrative Reconstruction Greece- Unit of Innovation and Best practices2019National levelcross-sectoralThe “Code my city” is an Innovation project, designed and organized by the Unit of Innovation and Best Practices of the Ministry of Administrative Reconstruction, enhancing systemic change in Schools, in order to improve the digital skills of teachers and pupils.
SOCIAL SUPERBLOCKS: proximity home care servicesSpainAJUNTAMENT DE BARCELONA2019Local levelcross-sectoralThe city of Barcelona has a major challenge to tackle in the coming years: home care for senior citizens. In order to improve its home care service, Barcelona has conducted pilot projects entitled 'Social superblocks: proximity home care services'. The pilot projects are based on a very simple yet powerful idea; they consist of creating teams of social workers who care for users in a superblock, which is a block of buildings in which between 60 and 80 service users live.
EDeliveryAustriaFederal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Department E-Government for Businesses (I/B/5)2019National levelInformation society, technology, media and audiovisualThe eDelivery project was launched with the Deregulation Act 2017 to accelerate electronic communication between the administration, citizens and businesses in the age of progressive digitization. It has set itself the goal of providing an uniform overview of official documents for citizens and businesses and to simplify the registration process for electronic delivery.
Performance-Based Budgeting in EstoniaEstoniaMinistry of Finance2019National levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformPerformance-Based Budgeting (official name Activity-Based Budgeting in Estonia), being fully adopted in 2020, is an integral part of the State Reform, which aims to achieve more effective and efficient implementation of public functions, higher quality of public services, reduction of general government expenditure and staff costs, and more flexible and less bureaucratic management of the government sector.
Porsgrunn Swimming AcademyNorwayPorsgrunn kommune2019Local levelEducation (higher and lower), training and learningIn 2015 Porgrunn municipality realised that the swimming ability among children and young adults was far from satisfactory. The fact that the abilities nation wide were just as bad did not ease the pain. Porsgrunn is a municipality of 36 000 inhabitants, 8000 under the age of 18. Porsgrunn is situated on the South coast of Norway.
On the road to full employment in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén CountyHungaryBorsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Govenment Hungary2019Regional levelEmployment, labour related affairs and gender equalityThe Government of Hungary has set itself the goal of supporting human resource development, employment promotion and social cooperation. The Government intends to achieve this goal with the county governments, the municipalities of the county-owned cities, government agencies, and the local and other county actors involved in employment development within the Operational Program for Regional and Urban Development.
Immigrants straight to workNorwayFjell municipality2019Local levelEmployment, labour related affairs and gender equalityAs a consequence of the major influx of immigrants in 2015, Norway's municipalities were encouraged to implement extra efforts to welcome and settle those who were granted residence. Fjell municipality had previously settled 20 immigrants per year and accepted the challenge. In total, the municipality has welcomed and settled around 280 immigrants over the past few years. This has required reinforcements and improvements to the municipality's service organisation, in addition to improved competencies and cooperative culture throughout the organisation.
ETORKIZUNA ERAIKIZ: Open and collaborative governance to build an own future bringing people together with the public institutionsSpainPROVINCIAL COUNCIL OF GIPUZKOA2019Local levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformIn 2015, the Provincial Council of Gizpuzkoa (PCG) conducted a survey that highlighted the need to change the relationship between institutions and society and the concern for the future. The PCG’s response is ETORKIZUNA ERAIKIZ, an open and collaborative governance model to build an own future bringing people together with the public institutions. Aimed at promoting reflection and experimentation in the medium and long term in a shared and cooperative way, a large-scale exercise in social innovation involving as many agents and citizens as possible.
WAALTeR - Wiener Ambient Assisted Living TestRegionAustriaUrban Innovation Vienna GmbH2019Local levelcross-sectoralAccording to several international rankings (cf. Roland Berger, Mercer, the Economist etc.) Vienna scores high because of its high quality of life. But even highly developed cities like Vienna are facing multiple megatrends such as digitization, climate and demographic change which threaten to undermine its residents´ present way of life. In order to combat those trends, Vienna’s city council has adopted a holistic Smart City Vienna Framework Strategy in 2014. Despite acknowledging the importance of (digital) technologies Vienna´s approach is being built upon one fundamental value proposition: Smart City Vienna is all about people and a place where no one shall be left behind!
Place-based anti-speculation housing policiesSpainMunicipal Institute of Housing and Renovation2019Local levelotherBarcelona City Council has launched the Right to Housing Plan 2016-2025, which includes specific measures to curb speculative practices in the private housing market and guarantee the right to housing, especially in the neighbourhoods most affected by gentrification.
Budget at glanceCroatiaCity of Bjelovar2019Local levelcross-sectoralEurobarometer Research on Corruption (Special Eurobarometer 470) showed that there was corruption at local level or the regional level of authority is believed by 90% of citizens, which is the most in the EU after Greece with 91%. Likewise, according to the perception of corruption index, which Measured by Tranparency International, Croatia has been positioning for a several years between Saudi Arabia and Cuba, two intrinsically undemocratic and non-transparent systems. Such a situation represents a major problem for municipal and city authorities who want to work transparent and open, because without public trust is impossible have constructive cooperation within the local community to deal with overgrown social and economic problems. So this project "Budget at glance" goes for true, complete transparency of work local authorities so that the citizens has insight into each individual a local budget transaction.
Área da Transparência (en: Transparency Area)PortugalServiços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde, E.P.E.2019National levelcross-sectoralThe Portuguese NHS (in portuguese Serviço Nacional de Saúde – SNS) provides individuals and organisations with a open data platform, the Área da Transparência. Accessible via https://transparencia.sns.gov.pt this platform that can be used and shared by anyone, for any purpose SPMS, EPE, our Organization that provides services and tools for the Portuguese NHS as well as for the Institutions under the Ministry of Health’s administration, we process this data publicly available to improve transparency in healthcare.
Age-friendly Cities and Communities ProgramSpainDiputació de Barcelona2019Local levelcross-sectoralDiputació of Barcelona is committed with the improvement of the quality of life its citizens, and focusing special attention to specificgroups as women, children or elders. For that reason, Diputació de Barcelona created in 2013 the Age-friendly Cities and Communities Program. This program offers technical assistance offers technical assistance to the town councils that adhere to the Network.
Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Insolvency Service of CyprusCyprusMinistry of Energy, Commerce and Industry2019National levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformCyprus is in the process of undertaking a number of measures to eliminate remaining major impediments to the workout of non-performing loans in Cyprus. The improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the operation of the Insolvency Service of Cyprus is amongst the measures that Cyprus intends to undertake. In June 2018, during the process of restructuring of the Cooperative Banks, the Government of Cyprus undertook a commitment towards the European Commission, to take certain actions within specific deadlines, which will allow the efficient workout of non-performing loans.
Initiating digitalization at viadonau – Rethinking business processes in a digital contextAustriaVia donau - Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH2019Local levelTransport and infrastructure
MySecuLuxembourgAdministration d'évaluation et de contrôle de l'assurance dépendance2019National levelotherThe MySecu platform now enables two-way electronic exchange between AEC and the providers and represents the new standard for communication to an external provider. The platform allows long-term care insurance providers to reassess safely the needs of dependent person.
Programa de Gestió Alimentaria (Food Management Program)SpainDepartment of Social Welfare - Reus Town Hall2019Local levelcross-sectoralThe “Programa de Gestió Alimentaria” (Food Management Program) is a circular economy scheme that sprang out of a time of economic crisis in 2012 and has made Reus a leader in managing and combating food waste, with a highly positive impact in the social, economic and environmental spheres. The aim of this scheme is to recover food that is still fit for human consumption but is out of the retail circuit and ends up as waste, so reducing waste, creating jobs for people with disabilities and providing food for vulnerable people.
Innovative solutions in coordination of social security systems in the area of family benefits introduced by Lesser Poland VoivodeshipPolandMałopolska Provincial Office in Krakow2019Regional levelcross-sectoralThe implemented project is related to the statutory takeover of the task of coordination in the area of Family Allowance and Benefit for bringing up children from 1st of January 2018, by voivodes in the whole Poland, carried out so far by the marshals of voivodeships. This task consists in determining which of the countries should pay the due benefits in case of families in which one of the spouses works in a country of the European Union, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein.
GovLabLatvia - Public Sector Innovation LabsLatviaThe State Chancellery of Latvia2019National levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformBy the end of 2018 The State Chancellery of Latvia with the support of the European Commission's Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP) kicked-off a project, which was given a name ExCeL! (Excellent for Centenary of Latvia!). The goal of the project was to set up 3 action orientated inter-disciplinary labs (which were later given a name - #GovLabLatvia) to target and roll out interventions in the public sector in areas of administrative simplification, strategic HR management, and public administration reputation and branding.
Trauma Tracker: if you measure it you understand and improve itItalyLocal Healthcare Service (AUSL Romagna-Cesena Hospital) and Bologna University2019Local levelcross-sectoralThe difficult socio-economic situation of our country and of many industrialized countries with high welfare standards, places increasing attention on public spending, making the need for rationalization inevitable, and this is particularly true in the healthcare sector. This situation, therefore, requires virtuous management of health processes. Among these, a particularly critical area is that of trauma management, a domain within which an important share of resources is absorbed and in which the patient is exposed to a high risk for his own health.
FSW - Day Care Centre PLUS (day care for senior citizens on weekends and public holidays))AustriaFSW-Wiener Pflege- und Betreuungsdienste GmbH2019Local levelPublic health and social welfare/affairsA subsidiary of the Vienna Social Fund called ‘FSW - Wiener Pflege- und Betreuungsdienste GmbH’ is situated in Vienna too and offers care for elder people (mobile care and ten day care centres for seniors), mobile palliative care, continence consulting and social work. The official care strategy of the city of Vienna focuses on prevention and support of an independent life at home (as long as possible).
GeoportailLuxembourgAdministration du Cadastre et de la Topographie2019National levelcross-sectoralLuxembourg's Land Registry and Topography Administration (Administration du cadastre et de la topographie) has been one of the first actors in Luxembourg to digitalize its documentation 20 years ago and has been applying the e-government principles of "digital first" and "once only" since then. Every information about land tenure as well as the maps and plans related to these rights are managed consequently and only in a centralized database.
City of Sharing- a strategy for social vulnerability and exclusionDenmarkFredericia Kommune, Velfærdsinnovation og Sundhed2019Local levelotherSometimes life takes unexpected turns, and everyone can at some point in life experience being in a vulnerable position. There must be room for everyone in Fredericia, and there must be an opportunity for everyone to live a good and safe life. Therefore, in the spring of 2018, local politicians in Fredericia, Denmark, and the local Council for Social Exclusion took the initiative to develop a new strategy in the area of social vulnerability and exclusion, which aims to prevent and reduce vulnerability in Fredericia. Frederica’s citizens, businesses, volunteers, organizations, associations, public administration and politicians got together and created the strategy ‘City of Sharing - a strategy for social vulnerability and exclusion’ together.
Training for civil servants in the Public Administration of the Health Sector in Latvia (No. SRSS/S2017/21)LatviaMinistry of Health of the Republic of Latvia2019National levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformLatvia has requested support from the European Commission under Regulation (EU) 2017/825 on the establishment of the Structural Reform Support Programme ("SRSP Regulation"). The request has been analysed by the Commission in accordance with the criteria and principles referred to in Article 7(2) of the SRSP Regulation, following which the European Commission has agreed to provide technical support to the Latvian Ministry of Health for launching a training programme for the Ministry of Health and its subordinate entities so as to improve their capacity to design and implement health policies.
Modernization and implementation of new solutions and e-services in the System of Integrated Communication of the National Teleinformation Network number 112PolandDigital Poland Project Centre2019National levelcross-sectoralThe project will increase the availability of information resources from public administration as part of new voice and video communication services and its use by citizens in the framework of public citizen-friendly e-services. The implementation of the project will contribute to improving the functioning of the Police and institutions that are beneficiaries of the Emergency Notification System, an institution of key importance to the security of citizens.
Citizen Vocabularies Public Administration and Public HealthNetherlandsESociety Institute2019National levelcross-sectoralCitizen participation and structural involvement of the participatory society in public administration and public health becomes more extensive in The Netherlands as digital developments are vastly implemented. The difference in language and definitions from the system-world of professionals and the life-world of citizens feed a mutual incomprehensibility and non-compatibility. The aim of these extensive R&D projects is to contribute bridging the gap between two 'languages' by introducing the concept of a citizen vocabulary in combination with semantic web technologies and Linked Open Data (LOD) challenging.
Waste Collection door-to-door and closed areasSpainConsell Comarcal del Berguedà2019Local levelEnvironment, climate change, agriculture (incl. food safety) and fishery“What can we do to improve our environmental policies and create a real change?”. The solution to this question was and is, in our opinion, the project that we are presenting; a new model of waste collection door-to-door and via closed areas. In simple words, the idea of the project is about changing the idea of recycling by making the selective waste collection process to start in the citizenship houses, optimizing the process and reducing the waste produced.
The Network of Towns and Villages towards Sustainabilty: The whole is greater than the sum of its partsSpainDiputació de Barcelona2019Local levelEnvironment, climate change, agriculture (incl. food safety) and fisheryAll Governance levels are part of the Network which has become a model of multilevel environmental governance in specific policies such as the Covenant of Mayors and the fight against climate change, environmental awareness, communication and education, waste prevention, etc.…and that has resulted in a better coordination between different Authorities, optimization of resources and guaranteeing that citizens from small villages benefit from sustainable policies and actions the same way as those who live in towns or cities.
Kremsmuenster.onlineAustriaMarktgemeinde Kremsmuenster2019Local levelcross-sectoralWith the establishment of the platform Kremsmuenster.online, the market community of Kremsmuenster has made the local economy visible on the internet. Thus, all companies are presented in a contemporary way and all the products can be viewed and pre-booked. Kremsmuenster.online presents the industry mix clearly and compactly, which is reflected in the cooperation of companies from the retail trade, gastronomy, local agricultural suppliers and culture and tourism.
Accessibility Plus Programme (Polish: Program Dostępność Plus)PolandMinistry of Investment and Economic Development2019National levelPublic health and social welfare/affairsIn order to improve the living standard of all citizens and ensure their independence in everyday life, the Polish Government has undertaken implementation of the Accessibility Plus Programme (Polish: Dostępność Plus ), both comprehensive and unique on the European scale. Its main aim is to improve accessibility of public space, products and services, having in mind people with special needs. Such people include first of all the elderly and people with various kinds of disabilities, but also pregnant women, parents with young children, and even persons travelling with big luggage.
RSC campaign - Female´sInvestigativeHeart - CRTVG (Spain)SpainCorporación Radio e Televisión de Galicia2019Regional levelInformation society, technology, media and audiovisualFemale´sInvestigativeHeart / #CorazonDeInvestigadora was the Corporation's fourth CSR campaign in 2018. The other three campaigns of the year were focused on Digital Education (February), Sustainability and Road Safety (April); and Galician Letters (May). Its purpose is to highlight the value of women and of scientific, technical and artistic vocations among Galician girls.
Smart and efficient GovernanceCzech RepublicMoravian-Silesian Region2019Regional levelcross-sectoralThe Moravian-Silesian Region is the first region in the Czech Republic to implement corporate governance standards in public administration and accept the concept of shared services.
Project Hub//ProjektschmiedeAustriaAmt der Vorarlberger Landesregierung, Office for future related issues2019Regional levelotherThe Projektschmiede is essentially a space for people with good ideas. Good ideas for socially relevant questions that make a contribution to the common good.
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