Projects submitted by eligible applicants (as defined above) will be assessed using the information submitted on the application form against six evaluation criteria:
Innovation: e.g. evidence of novelty of the solution, the degree to which the case shows a leap of creativity in the practice of public administration and demonstrates a different approach which goes beyond what was previously applied and how this results from a learning, innovation and self-improvement culture within the entity and/or adaptation/evolution of innovative solutions by other entities.
Impact/results: e.g. evidence of realisation of planned objectives and activities by illustration of proven evidence of benefits, visible impact/tangible results (which may be based on demonstrably high levels of achievement/ achievement of significant improvements from a low base).
Stakeholder engagement: e.g. evidence of citizen, business and civil society co-operation and/or response to consultation, evidence of intelligent engagement with external and/or internal stakeholders that can influence the design and production of services and of intelligent partnership and governance models.
Relevance: e.g. evidence of the particular needs and constraints of the context, the core needs of target groups and final beneficiaries and how the actions address those needs.
Sustainability: e.g. evidence of how the case shows elements which allow it to be sustained beyond an initial period of the realisation of its objectives and of its activities, including considerations of financial and operational sustainability and of senior administrative level support/political support.
Transferability: e.g. the case has potential value and lessons which are relevant to other entities because it provides the potential for successful replication in/adaptation to other contexts (e.g. different Member States and levels of government and peers).