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Awards and prizes


EPSA 2011

The Knowledge Based Economy Project has received a new certification of Good Practice at the 2011 „European Public Sector Awards” (EPSA) within the European Institution of Public Administration.

The Best Practice Certificate has been received upon three evaluation steps made by an experienced jury, comprising a shortlist of 58 nominees from a total of 274 projects from 33 participating countries. The Ministry of Communications and Information Society, through the Project Management Unit, competed  in the EPSA 2011 Awards at the „Smart Public Service in a Cold Economic Climate”category. This Best Practice distinction rewards and certify the outstanding results that KEP Project has had until now.


The COMPUTERWORLD Honors Program

The Project Management Unit, within the Ministry of Communications and Information Society, has been named a Laureate in the 2011 ComputerWorld Honors Program.

The „Knowledge based Economy Project” joins 254 others from 23 countries as Laureates in this year’s program, from more than 1000 applicants world wide.

The Awards Ceremony will be held in June, 20th 2011, in Washington D.C., USA.


National Agency of Public Servants

1st Prize at the National Competition of Best Practices in Public Administration, , for "Improving public services through quality management and organizational performance" category, organized by the National Agency of Public Servants in 2010.

Knowledge based Economy Project is considered to be an example of good practice in Romania's public administration due to its remarkable results, its proven efficiency and its disseminated practices.



Finalist, at the International Project Excellence Awards 2010, in "Project Excellence in Medium-Sized Projects" category, organized by the International Project Management Association (IPMA).

The solid implementation and success of the IT&C Training Program in school and business and the eCommunity.ro Portal, both part of the KEP Project, have impressed the IPMA jury (Project Management International Association), who recommends them as one of the most important achievements in project management.


e-Inclusion 2008

Medal at the e-Inclusion Competitionorganized by the European Commission, at the section “Geographic Inclusion” section, Vienna, 2008. The Knowledge based Economy Project is considered an example of good practice for effective use of IT&C and digital technology to tackle social disadvantage and digital exclusion.


Romanian IT&C Awards 2006

Knowledge Based Economy was considered to be the "Project with the best informational content" at the Romanian IT&C Awards – Bucharest, 2006, for contributing to the extensive process of expanding access to information technologies and modern communications to rural communities.

„Vasile Militaru” Cultural Centre – RECL Vărăști main project for 2014

Inaugurating the Vărăști cultural centre, an initiative started in 2012 by the RECL manager, entered its final stage and is now the main goal for 2014. The centre will be named after local poet Vasile Militaru, whom the RECL manager nominated as an honorary citizen of Vărăști commune.

The RECL manager has great partnerships with local institutions, including the City Hall, Secondary School, library and Dobreni School. The library was a partner in many projects, since it shares a building with PAPI and the Information and Research Centre (IRC), three of Vărăști’s most important RECL nodes. IRC is where locals can broaden their scientific horizons, where they can develop socially and professionally using modern means, where they can communicate. IRC has two functions: library and information research and processing. The RECL manager wanted the three institutions to come under one roof in 2014: „Vasile Militaru” Cultural Centre.

„We want to group all three into a single project. I’m currently working on this, trying to write a set of internal rules, write the needed documents – all my activity is focused here, nowadays”, RECL manager Cosmin Constantin says.

The centre will be named after poet Vasile Militaru, who in 2014 will also be named honorary citizen.

“Vasile Militaru. We want to appoint him honorary citizens, we want this to happen and it seems that in the middle of 2014 this dream will come true. Specifically, it will happen on July 8th, 2014, when 55 years from his death will be commemorated. Since next year we want to invite famous personalities, when we will name Militaru honorary citizen. It was more important to not hurry and do things in a hurry, but do to them properly”, the RECL manager says.

Constantin says that he supported creating this social and cultural institutions since 2012, when he announced he will spear no effort and use all the resources, technologies and modern means offered by the Knowledge-Based Economy Project (KEP) implemented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Society.

Vasile Militaru (1886 – 1959) was a nationalist poet and writer, former political detainee under the communist regime in Romania, who also published under the pseudonym Radu Barda.

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