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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.

A new project signed PAPI Valea Moldovei: support for Rroma population situation of risk

PAPI Valea Moldovei (Suceava) was involved in writing an UNICEF-funded project, whose first results will be visible in the following five months. The local City Hall partnered with the Secondary School, the Individual Medical Dispensary, Police Station and Valea Moldovei Preachy, in order to start a Support and Counselling Centre for Children and Parents in Situation of Risk.

The project was written by the PAPI employees in Valea Moldovei. RECL manager Mihai Fedorovici says the locality includes Mironu village, which according to official statistics has the largest Rroma population in the entire Suceava County.


Results, disseminated at local, regional and national levels

Rromani in Mironu are facing tough economic challenges: 261 families live on social subsidies, 3 children have underage mothers, 80 children live in single parent families, 33 children in families with migratory parents, 134 in families with more than 5 children, and all families are poor.

“It’s a community of more than 1,900 in poverty. The project allows local institutions to cooperate in order to develop this Support Centre, which could offer integrated, adapted services, for the complex needs of the target group, in order to improve their situation and increase social integration. Following the information and reevaluating the risk situations in the community, we will establish the necessary steps and opportunities to intervene for each partner, under SPAS coordination. Results will be monitored and positive results will be used as good practice models at a national level”, Fedorovici says.

He says that the target group consists of 60 people, 30 children and 30 parents, selected like this: 10 children from single-parent families and their parents, 10 children in migratory families and their relatives, 10 people from large families with low income and their families.

First social services, in 5 months’ time

According to the project, in 5 months the infrastructure and social services of the Centre will be set up. Next, an effective strategy to inform communities about new opportunities of support will be created and implemented, and practices which could cut all forms of violence on children in the family will be developed.

“The positive impact of the project will consist in a positive evolution of mentalities regarding the role of social services, understanding their support value for vulnerable people, increasing the numbers of people who want to use social services to solve risk situations, increase social inclusion for Rroma population, increase the involvement of the local community in solving social issues, increase partnership between DGASPC Suceava and SPAS Valea Moldovei”, RECL manager Mihai Fedorovici says.

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Centre for Roma social inclusion, in Roata de Jos

Social project for the poor Roma people in Ghindari

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