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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 Sângeorgiu de Pădure talks about financing at theatre festival

The RECL manager in Sângeorgiu de Pădure (Mureș) loses no opportunity to promote the Knowledge-Based Economy Project (KEP) and advertise the effects it continues to have when it comes to providing opportunities to write projects and get European funds. Even at a theatre festival, PAPI managed to organise a workshop on this topic.

From November 22nd to 24th, 2013, Sângeorgiu de Pădure hosted the „Scena” („Stage”) Theatre Festival for Amateur Artists. Since most participants were young, RECL manager Istvan Menyhart considered it can be an opportunity to invite them to participate in a workshop about EU funds at PAPI.

PAPI and the Târnave Europe Direct Information Centre is present early at the festival with various brochures and with specific information events for artists and the leaders of associations present.

Even if the festival’s name suggests it was a regional event with participants from the Târnava Mică region, the festival has grown over the borders of the county, having participants from throughout Romania and even other countries. This year’s edition included 230 amateur artists from 20 theatre troups.

“The delegations include many young people. For them we organised a seminar, also inviting the heads of the delegation, talking about writing projects and getting funds”, says Menyhart.

It’s not the first time that the RECL manager organises such a workshop for cultural events, always with good results. “Last year for a similar event we presented how to write projects and youth programmes. The representatives of two Hungarian communities were interested, paid attention, applied and won. So, I can say the event was a success!”, the RECL manager concludes.

This year, he presented Creative Europe, a programme which will continue the current initiatives called Cultura, Media and Media Mundus. The programme will have three components: Media, Cultura and a trans-sectorial component dedicated to loan guarantees for the cultural and creative sectors, as well as cultural policy cooperation. The programme’s proposed budget is 1.8 billion Euros for the seven-year span.

PAPI became an active presence in the Sângeorgiu community; youth come to the centre for help in projects. They learn about the ways in which their ideas can turn into viable projects, with European funds and other types of available financing.

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