The EPSA awards (European Public Sector Award), the EIPA (European Institute of Public Administration), whose main objective is the sharing and dissemination of good practice in the public sector at European level.
In the edition 2015 the EIPA launched a challenge to the public sector of many countries to proposals on the theme "The Public Sector the Partner for a Better Society" - the public sector as a partner / sponsor of a better society.
It was proposed to contest 266 applications. Of these, only 64 have been certified as "Best Practices" (seven of which submitted for six Portuguese bodies). These applications are designed to overcome different problems combined with social challenges, including social assistance, health, youth unemployment, migration, regional and business development.
The two finalists proposed by the Agency for Modernisation, IP (Citizen Spaces and Citizen Portal) are intended to optimize resources, improvement and efficiency of public services, the rationalization and assembly of media and digital inclusion for classroom via through assisted services, and online via the Citizen Portal.