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Prizes for Innovation in Public Administration

EC - The European Commission plans to award up to nine Prizes for Innovation in Public Administration following a contest. The prizes will reward excellence and innovation in successful, already running, and innovative public initiatives managed by any national, regional or local public administrations from EU Member States or Associated Countries of the Research Framework Programme. They will have made significant improvements in citizens' lives by strategies, services, networks, processes and infrastructure offered by public Administrations troughout Europe. The awarded money of 100,000 EURO per prize winner will be used by the winning public administration to scale up and expand their initiative thereby leveraging and inducing further excellence and innovation in public administration. The contest will open on 17 September 2012 and close on 15 February 2013.