The awards of successful municipalities form a traditional part of the programme of National Conference on Quality in Public Administration. Within the awarding of Ministry of Interior Prizes for Quality and Innovation, the implementation of Local Agenda 21 (LA21) method, i.e. practical application of sustainable development principles was acknowledged again. HCCZ members had strong representation among the awarded for 2012, as they dominated the category of innovations with four out of six awarded prizes this year.
Silver prize (Organisation of good public services) for quality in public administration for the realisation of LA21 was awarded to the Healthy Cities of Chrudim, Kopřivnice, Litoměřice, Prostejov. Silver prize for other methods of quality in public administration was awarded to the Healthy City Chrudim (EMAS).
The Bronze Prize (Organisation increasing the quality of public service) for application of LA21 was received by the representatives of the Healthy Cities Hlucin, Prachatice, Uherské Hradiste, Valasské Mezirici, Healthy City District Prague Libus and Prague 21. Bronze prize for other methods of quality in public administration was received by the representatives of Healthy Cities of Jilemnice (EMAS), Strakonice (benchmarking/benchlearning) and Healthy South-Moravian Region (ISO/IEC 27001:2005).
The prize for innovation in public administration in 2012 was awarded to the Healthy Cities of Prachatice (e-Utility report), Strakonice (Joint grant of the town of Strakonice and Community Foundation Blanicko – Otavske) Healthy South-Moravian Region (Anti-corruption policy of South-Moravian Region - activities of South-Moravian Region in the field of fight against corruption ) and Healthy Pilsen Region (Centralisation of ICT services providing for the established organizations within the self-governing territorial unit).
9th National Conference on Quality in Public Administration took place under the auspices of the CZ Ministry of Interior. The organizers were South-Moravian Region, Statutory City of Brno and CZ Council of Quality. The objective of the Ministry of Interior Prize is to support those offices that search and find ways to achieve quality in public administration. Overall, 38 organizations competed for the Ministry of Interior Prize this year. 12 organizations competed in the category of silver level, 18 competitors applied for the bronze level and 8 organizations were classified in the category of innovation.