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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.

 

THE HIGHEST HONOR IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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.

Media shows a lot of interest for the KEP projects at Vintileasca School

26.07.2012

TVR Iași and the newspapers Monitorul de Vrancea and Ziarul de Vrancea have all featured the successful activities of the Vintileasca School in the Knowledge-Based Economy Project (KEP) implemented by Ministry of Communications and Information Society. In the last weeks, the two newspapers wrote about the 3rd place the learning institution won in the e-Holidays 2011 campaign, while the TV station was interested in the eCultura programme, presented in a dedicated talk-show. Both projects exist thanks to the important contribution of KEP, which brought access to knowledge and modern equipment in the two communities.

The principal of the Vintileasca School, Stana Georgescu Apostu, was happy to go on a TV show and talk about the KEP projects, in which her school is involved every year, every time with remarkable results. Called “Summer for you”, the show aimed to present women active in various areas, and who are successful in their projects.

“It was an interesting show; we spoke about our projects, focusing on the fact that Knowledge-Based Economy Project (KEP) helped us get out into the world. The computers received from KEP are the instruments allowing us to learn about projects taking place all over the country. That’s how we were able to buy better-looking yet cheaper furniture, looking for the best option online, we established relationships with people active in culture, arts and administration, we became part of SOP HRD projects. However, the biggest gain was that our classes became more attractive, children look up information online, do their homework using the computer, create electronic portfolios which they use for the national evaluation in eighth grade. Knowledge-Based Economy Project (KEP) meant for us, first of all, information and communications”, principal Stana Georgescu-Apostu says.

The eCULTURA project, promoted in all of Moldova

Especially interested in the cultural field, show producers learned about the activities in Vinteleasca from newspapers. They were impressed by the work of teachers and children from the small community, deciding to invite Apostu to a talk show broadcasting in all of Moldova.

„Our coverage area is the entire Moldova region; this is why we invite people from all over this region. It was a live show, broadcasted live from the park in front of the Culture Palace in Iași. We spoke with the principal on several topics, but we focused on promoting popular crafts, and we are convinced that „e-Reading, e-Traditions” project which they created is a first step. It’s not an accident that one of the activities in the project will be a visit to the Village Museum in Bucharest, where they will find the inspiration in setting up the space”, says Irina Chiriac, TVR Iași.

„e-Reading, e-Traditions” is a cultural project won by Vintileasca, as applicant, and implemented in partnership with Mircea Vodă, as partner. Emotional, Stana Georgescu Apostu spoke to viewers about the wish to maintain intact local traditions and habits in the conscience of the young generation.

„We explained that our project is very important to rejuvenate reading and local customs. Although we are away from the city and people would say it’s easier to preserve traditions in a small community, it’s difficult to keep them accurate and alive, and modern technology helps us a lot”, the project manager says.

Two newspapers wrote about e-Holidays

The Vintileasca School won 3rd place this year in the school competition e-Holidays, organised by the Ministry of Communications and Information Society in partnership with the Ministry of Education. Children and teachers were rewarded in a festive ceremony by representatives of the MCIS, and the event was reflected by reputed newspapers in Vrancea. The success was the subject of an article in Ziarul de Vrancea , as well as in Monitorul de Vrancea. The links between the small school and important newspapers in the county were consolidated, in time, through the Internet and KEP computers. “We always announce our successes to these newspapers, by using the Internet. Any mention in the media is special for us, it is recognition of the work of our children and teachers, an extra reason to keep going the same way”, the principal says.

Enthusiasm and joy for pupils

At their fourth participation in the e-Holidays competition, children and teachers in Vintileasca managed to add to their portfolio their most important prize so far. With a total of 65 points, they took 3rd place and received from KEP prizes worth 2,000 USD. Teachers received tablet PCs and memory sticks, while pupils received backpacks, mobile phones and memory sticks, much to their delight.

“After the ceremony was over, children shouted of joy. This prize means a lot to us. Of course we intend to participate in future editions”, Stana Georgescu Apostu concludes.

Online resources:

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Virtual Library at PAPI Valea Moldovei renews children’s interest for reading

Knowledge-Based Economy opens doors to success for the “Universe of Knowledge” City Library in Târgu Frumos

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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.

 

THE HIGHEST HONOR IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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.

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