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ProjectsCountryOrganisationAward yearLevel of governmentSectorType of activityShort english description
Every Child Safe Forever (ECSF project) – The Development of Relentless Family Case Management and the End of Parole and Other Court OrdersNetherlandsYouth Protection Amsterdam Region2015Local levelPublic health and social welfare/affairsYouth Protection Amsterdam Region is a certified institution responsible for providing specialised care to families whose children face severe safety threats. The organisation aims to guarantee children’s permanent security, and a safe upbringing.
BQ-Portal – The Information Portal for Foreign Professional QualificationsGermanyGerman Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy2015National levelEmployment, labour related affairs and gender equalityBy setting up the BQ-Portal, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has followed a new approach to delivering administrative services. The portal supports the competent organisations in their complex task of assessing foreign qualifications.
Urban Environment and HealthSpainBarcelona Provincial Council2015Local levelcross-sectoralTo include the health perspective in all local policies, the Barcelona Provincial Council initiated the project called “Urban Environment and Health”, which was launched under the framework of the Table for Urban Improvement (TxMU, on its Catalan acronym).
The Creation of a New Economic Zone in Southern Luxembourg: Efficient Urban Planning and Social Integration through Cross-Municipal, Cross-Border and Cross-Sectoral CooperationLuxembourgMunicipality of Esch-sur-Alzette2013Local levelRegional policy and development, decentralisationAfter the decline of the steel industry, the Luxembourg government decided in 2000 to implement a decentralisation and diversification policy, shifting part of the public administration and services to the southern region, i.e. to the city of Esch-sur-Alzette, formerly an industrial town that still hosts offices and a production plant of the steel giant ArcelorMittal.
The Compass of TransparencyItalyDepartment for Public Administration of Italy2013National levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThe compass of transparency ( is an automated online instrument that gives citizens the possibility to monitor in real time the implementation of all data and information requirements imposed by Italian law on the websites of more than 20,000 Italian public administrations (PAs).
Development of Wellbeing and Civil Safety in MunicipalitiesFinlandRegional State Administrative Agency for Lapland2013Regional levelcross-sectoralThe project on Civil Safety in Municipalities has found novel, nationally recognised solutions to implement wellbeing and safety services in municipalities, by bringing in the resources and skills of NGOs and voluntary organisations to complement the services provided by the private sector and municipalities.
Educational and Promotional Campaign: Bielsko-Biała Protects the ClimatePolandThe City of Bielsko-Biała, Energy Management Office2013Local levelotherThe campaign called ‘Bielsko-Biała Protects the Climate’ consists of the educational and promotional activities addressed to the inhabitants of this city to promote the conservation of energy and the environment, planned until 2020.
Andalusian Health e-LibrarySpainVirtual Library of the Andalusian Public Health System2013Regional levelInformation society, technology, media and audiovisualThe Andalusian Health e-Library (Biblioteca Virtual del Sistema Sanitario Público de Andalucía, BV-SSPA) set up in June 2006 allows health professionals to access the most prestigious resources to facilitate decisiontaking, healthcare, teaching and research activities.
Political management based on economic stringency and strategic budgetsSpainBilbao City Council2011Local levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformTo this end, it has designed a strategy based on an economy in which productivity, creativity, new technologies, innovation, emerging clusters and international networks prevail.
Ökokauf Wien - Ecobuy ViennaAustriaCity of Vienna Department for Environment Protection – MA 222011Regional levelEconomic affairs, competition, SMEThe aim of the ‘ÖkoKauf Wien’ programme is to enhance the environmental compatibility of the city´s procurement system in line with the principles of climate protection and EU procurement regulations.
Civil society involvement in the welcoming and integration of immigrants - The case of PortugalPortugalThe High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue2011National levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformCivil society and migrants’ associations are, thus, the government’s partners, working together at several levels, particularly in the creation of the Consultative Council for Immigration Affairs (COCAI).
Oldham PartnershipUnited KingdomOldham Council2009Local levelRegional policy and development, decentralisationcooperationThe Oldham Partnership is the local strategic partnership (LSP) for Oldham and the mechanism for uniting Oldham’s strategic leaders around a shared and ambitious vision for a thriving town
Management in Sant Cugat city hall budgeting the strategy: A new deal between political management and politic leadershipSpainSant Cugat City Council2009Local levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reforme-governmentThis project was launched to build an innovative city council on the back of an efficient, motivated and well-managed public administration that is fit to meet the challenges of the future
Regional platform of e-services for all- e-BourgogneFranceGrouping of Public Interest (GIP) e-Bourgogne2009Regional levelEconomic affairs, competition, SMEpublic-private partnershipse-Bourgogne is a local entity set up to firstly offer to all public entities from the Burgundy region a common shared electronic platform for publishing their purchasing needs
Cologne participatory budgetGermanyCity of Cologne2009Local levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformcommunity and stakeholder participationThe goal was to provide understandable and comprehensive information about the budget, raise awareness among the population about the complex topic, enrich budget consultancies by additional input from the citizens enhance the transparency on budget related matters and generally establish an improved communication between the administration and the citizens
Strategic partnership for the improvement of the situation of the Roma population in BucharestRomaniaPrefecture of Bucharest2007Local levelPublic health and social welfare/affairscommunity and stakeholder participationpartnerships to promote quality of life of ethnic minorities
Improving Police Visibility and Effectiveness via Mobile DataUnited KingdomLancashire Constabulary2007Local levelJustice, police, human rights and securitye-governmentimproving visibility of police and effectiveness of work through mobile data
E-Government Program of the Belgian Social SecurityBelgiumCrossroads Bank for Social Security (CBSS)2007National levelPublic health and social welfare/affairse-governmentsocial security business reorganisation with IT-based solutions
Kulturverket: “Kids tell pros what to do”SwedenCity of Umeå2007Local levelSports, youth, culture and artcommunity and stakeholder participationyoungsters, school children tell professionals in the area of culture what to do
Demographischer Wandel als Managementaufgabe auf KreisebeneGermanyLandkreis Osnabrück2007Local levelcross-sectoralstrategic management and planning toolsan integrated approach to tackle the demographic change
Bibliotek 2007 / Library 2007SwedenCity of Umeå2007Local levelEducation (higher and lower), training and learningcooperationa new library catalogue allows residents in a number of municipalities to access the largest book magazine
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service “Changing Working Patterns”United KingdomGreater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service2007Local levelJustice, police, human rights and securityhuman resource managementa programme dedicated to maintain and improve emergency response delivery standards with in larger human resource modernisation programme