The European Commission has launched a major Action Programme for reducing administrative burdens and is looking for good ideas for cutting red tape.
The Best Idea for Red Tape Reduction Award is looking for good ideas for cutting unnecessary bureaucracy stemming from European law, which have so far not been implemented. Entries will be assessed on the following criteria:
- originality and degree of innovation feasibility (i.e. potential for simple and quick implementation)
- reduction potential (i.e. how much businesses could save; sometimes relatively small burdens can be more irritating than more costly ones; this will also be taken into account)
- transferability of possible solutions to other areas/other Member States
Please note that ideas to reduce administrative burden that originate exclusively from national, regional or local legislation are not eligible.
If you feel that you are obliged to provide unnecessary information or that the required information could be provided in a more efficient way, click on the following link to submit your suggestion(s). http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/admin-burdens-reduction/form_en.htm
The deadline for entering the competition is 31 January 2009.
The three entrants with the best idea will be invited to attend the European Enterprise Awards ceremony on 13 May 2009 in Prague where the winner will be announced. The winner will have the opportunity to present their idea at this international event. Information about all nominees and their ideas will also be published on the awards website.
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