The Customs Agency with a distinction from a competition for the best European public project



The Customs Agency presented itself with a successful project in the EPSA competition for the best European public sector award (EPSA2017).

The methodology developed by the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate for revealing and justifying signs of declaring goods at discounted prices has been awarded as „Best practice"  in the national / European project category.

The awarded Bulgarian project has undergone three stages of research and evaluation by independent external teams / academic representatives and experts from the private and public sectors. The Best Practice Award is awarded after the Bulgarian project has proven to meet the core requirements of the competition: innovation, public relevance, response to public needs, effects and results.

The competition is held every two years. More than 150 Approved Application Forms for Projects from 25 different countries have participated in this / EPSA2017 /. The Best Practice Award directs the Customs Agency among the other distinguished organizations such as: The Joint Research Institute of the European Commission; The European Center for the Development of Vocational Training; The Dutch Ministry of the Interior and the Royal Ties; The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics, etc.

Representatives of the Customs Agency will receive the award at a special ceremony in Maastricht, personally by the mayor of the city and the president of the European Institute of Public Administration.