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ProjectsCountryOrganisationAward yearLevel of governmentSectorType of activityShort english description
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.
Smart Finance Website (www.okosanapenzzel.hu)HungaryMinistry of Finance2019National levelcross-sectoralThe promotion of financial literacy and the development of related programmes are important and urgent at national level in order to avoid or prevent events that cause financial losses to consumers. Accordingly, the Hungarian Government has set, as an outstanding goal, the improvement of the citizens’ financial literacy. The strategy targeting this significant objective covers 7 years, from 2017 to 2023, breaking down its practical implementation into two-year consecutive action plans
Together we are strong for childrenAustriaOffice of the Styrian State Government, A6 Department of Society (section2019Regional levelcross-sectoralFor the period 2018-2020, the state of Styria has set itself the target of developing municipal prevention chains along the educational biographies of children and adolescents in five communities. Despite different starting conditions and social environments of children and adolescents, they should be able to grow up well, according to their abilities.
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.
"The DLS Portal" e-Services PlatformCyprusDepartment of Lands and Surveys2019National levelInformation society, technology, media and audiovisualUndoubtedly, DLS is the main source of data relating to Immovable Property. The data in conjunction with the procedures generating and supporting them are the main and core asset of the Department, providing value added and a strategic advantage. Their further use and utilization becomes an imperative need, as these data in order to be productive, should first of all be structured correctly and at the same time, through interoperable means and technology, be available primarily horizontally, across the Public Sector, to other bodies, businesses, researchers and ultimately the citizen himself.
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.
Bringing business event services to life: A case of the Estonian Company Registration PortalEstoniaMinistry of Economic Affairs and Communications2019National levelcross-sectoralEstonia is moving towards providing services in a way that user needs could be solved in a holistic and quick way (i.e. with minimum user intervention, possibly proactively and with a maximum of one interaction). This is because users want to solve all their issues within one interaction in the public sector. For this, event-based services will be developed across disciplines or institutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SocialXChange - more than a charity shopRomania6th District General Direction of Social Care and Child Protection2019Local levelcross-sectoralThe SocialXChange Charity Store in Bucharest, 6th District, was launched in early 2015. The store receives donations from citizens or businesses and directs them to disadvantaged people in 6th District. In exchange for the products received, the beneficiaries provide various community-based activities. Donors are rewarded through a range of services provided by the 6th District General Direction for Social Care and Child Protection.
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.
Automated services of urban planning certificatesSpainAyuntamiento de Tinajo2019Local levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThe project has two specific objectives:

•Integration of the corporate File manager with the application and architecture of the Geographical Information System (GIS), including integration of digital authentication of the applicant.

•Processing urban planning information, transform into GIS format, upload and configure in a web application.
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.
Bottom-up innovative solutions for the Public AdministrationItalyMunicipality of Bergamo2019Local levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformIn recent years, public administrations have faced the challenges of reducing public costs while maintaining high levels of efficiency in response to the increasingly complex needs of communities. Recent regulatory reforms in Italy have imposed actions of spending rewiev in public administrations.
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.
Outstanding Exporter Partnership ProgrammeHungaryMinistry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Deputy State Secretariate for Export Development, Department for Export Development2019National levelcross-sectoralPéter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade has signed cooperation agreements with nine Hungarian companies on the 30th of January. The so-called Outstanding Exporter Partnership Programme (OEPP; in Hungarian: KEPP) was established as a new initiative to tighten cooperation with domestic companies, which significantly contribute to Hungary’s export performance. The partnership indicates the acknowledgement of the company’s foreign market activity and ensures the further help of this activity with the export development instruments offered by the government.
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.
Supporting the Framework for Insolvency PractitionersCyprusMinistry of Energy, Commerce and Industry2019National levelPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformIn May 2015 the Cypriot government completed a major overhaul of the country’s corporate and personal insolvency law framework and regulation of insolvency practitioners as part of a memorandum of understanding entered into by Cyprus with the International Monetary Fund (the “IMF”), the European Commission and the European Central Bank.
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.
Implementation of the electronic protocol in common courts (civil and petty offence cases)PolandDigital Poland Project Centre2019National levelcross-sectoralThe aim of the project is to provide technical support to realization of the Code of Civil Procedure, the Code of Procedure in Petty Offence Cases and the Act on Court Fees, within the preparation of the protocol of the public session by recording its course using a device recording sound or picture and sound and the so-called oral evidence.
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.
Hungarian Agricultural Risk Management SystemHungaryMinistry of Agriculture2019National levelcross-sectoral
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.
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.
CYPRUS PRISONS DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENTSCyprusCYPRUS PRISONS DEPARTMENT2019National levelcross-sectoralThe main purpose of the "project" is to describe all the positive changes that have taken place since 2015 to Cyprus Prisons Department due to the initiatives of the new leadership to make reforms which have had an impact on individual but also on a collective level, regarding prisoners and staff.
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.
Region for Everyone (Deinstitutionalisation of Social Services)Czech RepublicMoravian-Silesian Region2019Regional levelcross-sectoral
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).
Initiating digitalization at viadonau – Rethinking business processes in a digital contextAustriaVia donau - Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH2019Local levelTransport and infrastructure
Multifunctional Health CenterRomania6th District General Direction for Social Care and Child Protection2019Local levelcross-sectoralThe "Sfantul Nectarie" Multifunctional Health Center is a sanitary unit with legal personality, established according to the Decision no. 129 / 25.05.2017 of the 6th District Local Council of the Municipality of Bucharest, subordinated to the 6th District General Direction for Social Care Child Protection. Opened in December 2017, the center has as its main objective the provision and development of complex outpatient services for the 6th District citizens, in a difficult social situation (lack of income), which does not allow access to healthcare information and services.
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.
Digital FileEstoniaCentre of Registers and Information Systems2019National levelInformation society, technology, media and audiovisualThe digital Court File or as we call it the Digital File is a current development of the e-File. We have introduced the e-File as applying to EPSA in 2015 and then we already mentioned that we have the Digital File in development. Now that it is here and ready we feel like this solution is also worthy for applying. We are certainly proud and satisfied with it and believe that this will remarkably improve the process of court proceedings.
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.
RO-ALERTRomaniaSpecial Telecommunications Service2019National levelcross-sectoralRO-ALERT is a public warning system based on Cell Broadcast service standardized by 3GPP, used by the Romanian authorities with attributions in alerting citizens in circumstances generated by events such as extreme weather, ominous flood, fires that endanger citizens’ lives and properties.
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.
Cê ao Cubo - Composting CentrePortugalJunta de Freguesia de Campolide2019Local levelcross-sectoral
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