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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.

Community: Marghita

Marghita city, one of the youngest Romanian cities, is located in the North-Western part of the country, in the northern part of Bihor County, at only 30 km from the Romanian-Hungarian border. The distance from Oradea, administrative centre of Bihor County, is 57 km North-East. The city (mentioned in documents in 1216, named city in 1967 and then town in 2003) is located on the right bank of Barcău river, contact between Viişoarei Hills and Barcău Plain, near its confluence with Bistrei Valley. 


 Predominant vegetation in the area is represented by the leafy forests in the north and northeast of the city. Forest species most widely spread are the oak, the holm, and some resinous plants. The land surrounding the city is also occupied by agricultural cultivation, meadow or shrubs. Parks and green spaces of the city occupies about 7 hectares, with vegetation specific for these arrangements. Tourists can find in the forests on the outskirts of town Marghita the ideal destination to collect raspberry, mulberry and other fruit woods.  


Marghita town is part of Bihor land (Crișurilor Country). It seems that Marghita would have existed since the years 500 A.C, being situated in the ancient Dacia, Romanianization free. By the end of first millennium, Marghita together with the whole Bihor land were part of Menumorut's Voivodeship.


Local resources

Tourist potential of the city promotes the practice of health tourism, weekend cultural tourism, rest, recreation and leisure. The forests surrounding the town create many opportunities for tourism diversification, being imposed the construction of specific recovery facilities appropriate to these natural resources.



Customs kept in time are the ones related to the important events in a person's life: birth, baptism, wedding, funeral. To these traditions there are also added the time-durable traditions during religious holidays: Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, etc.



Produleşti commune is located at 47,7 degrees northern latitude and 25.5 degress eastern longitude at an altitude of 150 m compared to the sea level. The positioning is typical for the Romanian Plain, it is 24 km away from Târgovişte, at 9 km away from Titu and 55 km away from Bucharest being located near Dâmboviţa and Argeş.The relief is plain with the aspect of everglade, with black soil, sandy and clay-like, good for the big culture, vegetation specific for the plain agricultural area, the valley being very little deep, but with a little terrace between the Costeşti din Deal village hearthread entire text