Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Are you working on, or know someone who is, developing an innovative and effective energy transition initiative? If so, it's your time to shine: this year, you can either apply for an award or nominate your favourite activities, projects and actions.
You or your nominee could win an EU Sustainable Energy Award at the EU's Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)!
Organised by the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and EASME), EUSEW takes place every year in June. The 2018 focus is on energy transition and will cover a series of activities with an EU-wide scope. In addition to the EU Sustainable Energy Awards, event activities will feature a policy conference (05–07 June 2018), networking opportunities and local sustainable energy events, all dedicated to building a secure energy future for Europe.
To have a chance of winning, nominated activities, projects and actions must be ongoing, or not concluded before 30 June 2018, and carried out within the EU28. These conditions also hold for the organisation running the activities, projects and actions.
Interested? We look forward to receiving your application for one of this year’s categories: 'Consumers', for actions that lead to the behavioural change of individual energy users; 'Public Sector', for exemplary initiatives led by public and non-profit organisations; 'Businesses', for forward-thinking businesses; and this year for the first time there will be a 'Young Energy Leaders' category, which aims to recognise extraordinary young individuals, or groups of individuals (under 30 years old), who are leading by example and impacting the sustainable energy field.
Additionally, there is the 'Citizens' Award' which will be granted via an online vote allowing the general public to reward their favourite project among the finalists of the before mentioned categories.
Projects should be outstanding, innovative with original features, and they should have a measurable impact in that they help reduce energy use or work with renewable energy in a way that will contribute to the EU's climate and energy goals.
You can find further information about the awards, as well as eligibility, assessment rules and the application process, on the EUSEW2018 website. The deadline for applications is 23 February 2018.
Enter the EU Sustainable Energy Awards