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Report on European judicial training published
EIPA's European Centre for Judges and Lawyers is recognised as one of the main providers of judicial training in EU Law in the recently published European Commission's report on judicial training.
Lawyers’ training activities Europe-wide – a European project

From February 2013, the CCBE (Councils of Bars and Law Societies of Europe) and EIPA Luxembourg (European Centre for Judges and Lawyers) are implementing a European Union pilot project on lawyers' training activities. It is the first time that such a broad ranging survey dedicated to training of lawyers is put in place by the European Commission.

The European Institute of Public Administration kick-starts the Call for Applications for the European Public Sector Award 2013.
The EPSA 2013  edition was launched officially on 25 January 2013 at the EC Berlaymont building in Brussels, in cooperation with DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, and DG Human Resources and Security of the European Commission.
EIPA expert interviewed for World - RegionEuropa
EIPA's expert Marco Lopriore organised a seminar on small and medium-sized enterprises in Campobasso (IT) in December 2012, in the framework of AIRPAS, the Adriatic-Ionian Regional Public Administration School, which is a project financed by the Molise Region under the European Social Fund. On this occasion he was interviewed for the programme RegionEuropa for World.
Official Launch of the European Public Sector Award - EPSA 2013, Brussels, 25 January 2013, EC Berlaymont Building
The European Public Sector Award (EPSA) organised for the third time by the European Institute of Public Administration, once again brings together the most innovative, efficient and best performers from the European public sector.
The EPSA by EIPA continues to attract interest beyond European borders and receives its first recognition

The EPSA excellence scheme led by EIPA has recently been the focal point of two high-level conferences: the Dubai Government Best Practice Forum, organised by the Dubai Executive Council;

New appointment boosts EIPA’s European public procurement profile

It has recently been announced that Michael Burnett has been appointed by the European Commission as a member of its stakeholder expert group on public procurement for a three-year fixed term after a Europe-wide open selection period.

EIPA Expert Alexander Heichlinger presents EPSA 2011 at the United Nations Public Service Day
EIPA Expert and EPSA 2011 Manager, Alexander Heichlinger, is addressing a high-level audience presenting the "Lessons Learned from the European Public Sector Award on Innovative Institutions to Engage Citizens in Public Governance" at the 10th United Nations Public Service Day, Award Ceremony and UNPSA Forum taking place on 25-27 June 2012 at the General Assembly Hall of the UN Headquarters in Hew York.
EIPA expert witness in European Parliament hearings

EIPA PPP Expert Michael Burnett spoke as an expert witness on the Concessions Directive to the European Parliament's Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee on Wednesday 21 March.

UK PFI review addresses issues in EIPA PPP study

Questions posed in the UK Finance Ministry review of PFI policy launched last month echo issues raised in EIPA’s book on PPP in September 2007 (“PPP – A decision maker’s guide” by Michael Burnett).

EPSA 2011 – The Winners Are ...
During a well-attended and entertaining award ceremony which took place this morning at the Provincial Government House in Maastricht, EIPA handed over the European Public Sector Award 2011 to the three winning projects: “Political Management based on Economic Stringency and Strategic Budgets”, submitted by the Bilbao City Council in Spain; “Civil Society Involvement in the Welcoming and Integration of Immigrants – The Case of Portugal”, submitted by the Portuguese High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue; “ÖkoKauf Wien – EcoBuy Vienna”, submitted by the Department for Environment Protection, Vienna.
EPSA 2011: Public Sector Excellence Awarded in November in Maastricht
On 15-17 November 2011, the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) will be proud to honour the most innovative performers in European public administration with the prestigious European Public Sector Award 2011. This is an award for the best and most innovative public sector performers in the fields of: Smart Public Service Delivery in a Cold Economic Climate; Opening up the Public Sector through Collaborative Governance; and Going Green: Concrete Solutions from the Public Sector. The highlights of this international event will take place at three different venues in Maastricht: the Town Hall of Maastricht, the European Institute of Public Administration headquarters and the Provincial Government Buildings on the Meuse.
Maastricht podium voor uitreiking EPSA 2011 Award
Op 15, 16 en 17 november aanstaande zal EIPA (European Institute of Public Administration) met trots de prestigieuze 'European Public Sector Award 2011’ uitreiken aan de meest innovatieve Europese overheidsorganisaties. Het internationale evenement dat rondom deze prijsuitreiking in Maastricht georganiseerd wordt, vindt plaats op drie bekende Maastrichtse locaties: het Stadhuis, het Limburgse Provinciehuis en EIPA’s hoofdkantoor aan het Onze Lieve Vrouweplein. Vertegenwoordigers van lokale, regionale en nationale overheden uit 18 Europese landen en diverse hoogwaardigheidsbekleders zullen aanwezig zijn.
The European Commission’s Communication on Judicial Training of 13 September 2011
Prof. Dr Marga Pröhl, Director-General of the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), and Peter Goldschmidt, Director of EIPA’s European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, express their support to the European Commission’s Communication on Judicial Training, adopted on 13 September 2011.
EPSA - From 274 applications to 15 Nominees

The EPSA 2011 Team is pleased to announce that the high-level EPSA 2011 Jury last met on 5 September at EIPA Maastricht to reach the final selection of the 15 nominees (5 per theme) from among the 21 applications that had been visited on-site during June and July. The 15 nominated projects come from nine countries; 9 have been submitted by the local level of government, five by the regional level and one by the national level. These best applications span sectors such as education, health, agriculture, climate change, environment, child care and immigration.