Vensters was nominated for the European Public Service Award (EPSA) in 2017. The theme of this European election: an innovative public sector, new solutions to complex challenges. Vensters made it to the top 4 and was elected Best Practice.
The jury commented:
“Very impressive and unique approach to performance management well in line with current experiences/research on the requirements of a successful Performance Management (especially the lack of use of PIs; multidimensional). It shows a combination of data evidence/dashboards, mutual transparency and learning focus. It makes good use of new digital resources at various parts and shows an interesting move away from classical reports towards app-based reporting. It contains creative elements demonstrated both in project design, implementation and structure. The project solves in an easy manner a concrete problem (namely performance in PA) and serves as an example. This is an interesting approach of Performance Management with high transferability of technology and experiences, both to other policy fields and most EU member states with stronger regionalised service functions. This is a tool that could make benchmarking easier and more attractive to public administration professionals and consequently contribute to better performance and productivity.”