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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.

RECL Jurilovca, on stage in Bruxelles for „European Excellence Award for Accesible Tourism”

Jurilovca, a European destination of excellence, was rewarded for accesible tourism, a distinction officially received in Bruxelles on November 11 by the RECL manager Paul Condrat. He also signed the papers through which Jurilovca joins the EDEN network, which will bring several advantages to the commune. The constant activity to promote tourism in Jurilovca started in 2006, when a Tourist Info Centre was created in the framework of the Knowledge-Based Economy Project (KEP) financed by the Ministry of Communications and Information Society.

Monday, November 11th, 2013, the ceremony in which Jurilovca received the award and joined the EDEN network took place in Bruxelles. The prize was received by RECL manager Paul Condrat, who promoted participation of the commune in this European competition.

The European Commission has been offering the EDEN award, for the past 6 years, to localities who opened up tourism to as many visitors as possible, in order to encourage other destinations to follow such examples.

Jurilovca is the only Romanian locality awarded in 2013, alongside other 18 European communities. The distinction goes to communities which make tourism accessible to seniors and people with special requirements. Since tourism for these groups is insufficiently developed in Europe, EC representatives wanted to offer equal opportunities and improve the offer and quality of available destinations. This is why they started giving out the “European Excellency Award for Accessible Tourism”.

“Jurilovca sits in the middle of a fairy tale landscape neighbouring the Black Sea and the Danube Delta, a unique wetland area and UNESCO world heritage site known for its stunning scenery and biodiversity. Efforts are being made to ensure that all visitors can have an equally enjoyable holiday here. The local tourist centre is on hand to help all visitors find answers to any questions they may have during their stay in the region”, an EC press release states.

On the next day, Tuesday, a meeting of network members with over 200 participants from across Europe took place. “On one hand, it’s recognition of our tourism efforts, for developing touristic services, facilitating access and local services. The activity started as part of KEP in 2006, by creating a Tourist Info Point”, RECL manager Paul Condrat says.

Work for the future

“What follows is more work, also to create tourist facilities, from increasing tourism facilities – from infrastructure to ramps, personal elevators for disabled people or special programmes like social ones, or price cuts outside the season”, the RECL manager says.

“We want to expand the small harbour inaugurated last year from the local budget. We also have financing projects to improve transport infrastructure. Another important project for next year is a trailer park and camping area next to Doloșman”, mayor Eugen Ion says.

One of the advantages of the project was participating in a tourism fair in Bucharest from October 14th to 17th, where Jurilovca had a presence with the National Tourism Board. They presented the tourism offer, a big step forward in promotional events. The commune was also rewarded at a national level.

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