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News article21 September 2023Directorate-General for Digital Services2 min read

European Commission’s Centre of Excellence in PM² Honoured with the ‘ 2023’ Award

The Spanish monthly magazine for Government, Portfolio, Programme and Project Management professionals, dedicates their special award to the Centre of Excellence in PM².


On Wednesday 13 July 2023, the closing event for the second season of the magazine took place in Madrid at the headquarters of UNE, the Spanish Association for Standardisation. Presented by Javier Peris, Business&Co. Chief Knowledge Officer and Director, alongside Paloma Garcia Lopez, Standardisation and Working Groups Director, UNE; the event brought together Directors from public administrations and private companies.

During the event, roundtables were organised to look back at some of the key articles the magazine has published during this season, including on issues such as changes around the workplace in the coming decades, resilient organisations and ‘TecnoTransformation’.

Javier Peris then awarded the ‘ 2023’ to Marc Berghmans, PM² Ambassador, who received the award on behalf of the Centre of Excellence in PM². The award recognises the important work the CoEPM² has done in developing, maintaining, and promoting PM², PM²-Portfolio and PM²-Programme management beyond the European Institutions.

The award follows Marc Berghmans’ feature interview in the magazine in November 2022, where he discussed his role as PM² Ambassador and the need for developing publicly available PM²-Programme and PM²-Portfolio guides. magazine is published every third Sunday and targets and audience of Directors and Professionals working in government, management and direction of portfolios, programmes and projects in Spain and Latin America. Access to the magazine is free and reaches over 20,000 monthly downloads.

Marc Berghmans, PM² Ambassador, European Commission said: “It is an honour for us to receive this award, and I would like to extend my gratitude to the magazine for their important work in promoting the use of the PM² methodologies for the efficient management of projects, programmes and portfolios”.

Javier Peris, Director, said: “It is an immense pleasure for the entire team here at the magazine to recognise the European Commission’s Centre of Excellence in PM² with the “ 2023” award, not only for the important work they have been carrying out but also for having expanded its scope to develop, maintain and promote additional methodologies including Portfolio Management and Programme Management.”

The guides developed by the Centre of Excellence in PM² are all publicly available via the Publications Office of the European Union.

For more information about the event (in Spanish) please visit (page 52-58).



Publication date
21 September 2023
Directorate-General for Digital Services