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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: Vicovu de Sus

Vicovu de Sus Town is a town located in northern Romania to the border with Ukraine, a field of long walks is not where anyone wants to go. picturesque evidence of the geographical area in which the municipality is located Vicovu de Sus description is made by Mihail Sadoveanu: "Vicovu de Sus is situated in the valley that crosses Sucevei Bucovina sweet ... this world, unique fertility, having people settle in the deep prehistory".

Vicovu de Sus is one of the 11 cities in Suceava County. In the north, the city is bordered by state border between Romania and Ukraine, south of Obcina Mare, south-east of the village Vicovu Jos, north-east of Bilca village in the western part of town is enclosed in common Straja in the south-west of the River Suceava, what draws the line between the administrative town and village Putna.

Vicovu de Sus City was declared in 2004.


The small town is proud with the richness of the nature, with various shoe factories and milk-processing and wood transforming factories.


The first document discovered until this day which mentions "Vicovul de Sus'' village dates back from May, 23rd 1436, when Ilieş and Ştefan rulers give as a gift to Stan Babici landlord and his brothers the village domain with all its revenue.


Local resources

Vicovu de Sus has know an economic growth rithm lately in which many small companies (IMM) have developed, with the main activity: light industry (shoe making) and wood processing.



Vicovul is, in its whole, a true creation workshop, a warehouse of traditional folk art, with a major esthetical value. Vicovu de Sus offers a diversity of conditions, which created a diversity of occupations, all generating and facilitating the making of a varied range of artistic creations made from wood, fabrics, leather, metal 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