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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: Predeal

Predeal resort is located in central Romania, on Prahova Valley, between the rivers Prahova and Timis, at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains North-East of these mountains and Baiului Mountains to the North-West. Predeal city is situated at the highest altitude in Romania, between 1030 m -1110 m. Predeal is approximately:
* 140 km distance from Henry Coandă airport in Bucharest
* 25 km away from Braşov town
* 25 km away from Peleş Castle in Sinaia
* 30 km away from Bran Castel. The mountainous climate of Prahova Valley area, with cool summers and cold winters, makes Predeal resort to be a real tourist interest in all seasons. Predeal city offers a lovely scenery and is recommended for relaxation and for recovery from convalescence for its air with its high moisture and not pollutedt. Accomodation. The resort has sufficient places throughout the year, which is distributed in hotels, villas, guesthouses, cottages, camping and accommodation houses, authorized private homes. The poi


The culinary competitions in Predeal are a great attraction because added to all these, the culinary chefs specialized inside country and abroad are a real delight to watch, taste and smell, with food that enchants any gourmand. Tourism is the main objective that we are proud of, and we to make an art out of it. Moreover, by its location between the mountains, by the beauty of places and clean and ozonized air, by its proximity to the capital, Predeal has always been a magnet for outstanding people of our country who have found here a place of peace and rest. We mention some of them, who had homes in the town of Predeal: family Bratianu, Professor Zelea Codreanu, Marshal Ion Antonescu, the family of the industrialist Mociorniţa, the Royal House, Gheorghiu Dej and Nicolae Ceauşescu.


Establishment and development in time is related to the completion of road and, afterwards, the railway, as a direct link between the commercial city of Brasov and Tara Romaneasca. As historical landmarks we mention: 1674 - Duca Voda's document that mentions Prahovei Road as "A path and scale for merchants"; 1736-1738 - Russian-Turkish-Austrian wa


Local resources

Being a mountaineous town, located urbanly speaking at the highest altitude in Romania, from Predeal resort spring many important regional water catchment resources. We mention that from here spring Timiş and Prahova, but also spas mentioned even since 1760, but, unfortunately, they are not exploited. These spas are Izvorul Câmpineanu, Izvorul Val



Predeal is located at the confluence between Ţara Românească and Ardeal, being a passing point through the moutains between the two regions of the country. The place's history is not vey old, and, as a consequence, traditions have influences from the two regions above-mentioned, without any specific local traditions.



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