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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.

Rewards for Sărmașu pupils involved in KEP projects

Projects implemented through Knowledge-Based Economy Project (KEP) last year stimulated pupils in Sărmașu (Mureș County) and guided them towards education, culture and literature. Some children wrote their own papers, and their worth was recognised in local, county and even national competitions.

This year, several pupils learning at the local „Samuil Micu” High School got impressive results in city, county and national competitions. AN example would be a literary creation competition, a national event taking place in Luduş.

„Some of our pupils from the Literary Circle, part of KEP, got very good results in this competition. At secondary school level, fifth grader Daniel Camară got first place in the poetry section, and Anelize Oroian got 3rd place. Vlad Andrei Bobiș received an honourable mention in the same category. For high school, 10th grader Elena Nicoleta Bîndeanu received 1st place for poetry and 2nd place in essays, while Ghizela Sălăgean, also 10th grader, received a mention for poetry. Their talent was rewarded with prizes in books, and their works were published in a book of the Mega Editing House, Cluj-Napoca, called «Ten years in the world of poetry», since it was the 10th edition of this contest»”, teacher Hilda Oroian says.

Student testimonials

Children shared their enthusiasm, trying to convey what motivated them to get involved in these projects.

“I learned through KEP how important reading is for students, even if nowadays computers are more emphasised. When I read I enter another world, I can put myself in the character’s place much easier than in the world of pixels. I didn’t find it difficult to enter the project and, later, the competition in Luduș, because after discovering literature I did everything with great pleasure. KEP helped!”, Nicoleta Bîndeanu says.

„I read a poem dedicated to Eminescu for the first time there; teachers listened and offered advice. It all came as an impulse. Last year, I participated in the competition in Luduș and earned 2nd place, but after being part in the KEP project I wanted to get 1st prize – and I did it! I won with poetry, not love poems, but poems for soul and country”, she explains.

2012 meant several meetings of the literary circle took place, thanks to the eCultura grants programme. „Our goal was to stimulate children’s curiosity towards reading, literature and writing their own works. The project proved itself sustainable, as in the 2012-2013 children participated in various competitions of literary creation, with great results”, project manager Fekete Elisabeta Iuliana says.

Online resources:

Students in Sărmaşu and Cătina to create literary blog

Library, reading and computers, three keywords in the Hangu community

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