Nominations are now open for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards to showcase the success of initiatives (completed or ongoing) in the fields of sustainable and clean energy among their EUSEW community of policymakers, researchers, industry professionals, and energy enthusiasts, as well as citizens across Europe.
The aim of the Awards is to highlight outstanding activities, projects, actions carried out by individuals and organizations. Academic studies and theoretical research projects without any long-term, real-scale application directly linked to sustainable energy are not eligible. Activities promoting commercial products already on the market are also excluded.
Each project can only be submitted to one EUSEW Award category. They recommend checking the targets of each to ensure you have applied for the best option.
- Innovation: recognizes outstanding EU-funded activities which demonstrate an original and innovative path towards the clean energy transition.
- Engagement: reserved for activities with high social acceptance potential, that inspires and motivates citizens to change their energy usage habits.
- Women in Energy: celebrates outstanding activities led by women, which could help to advance the clean energy transition in Europe and contribute to the European energy and climate targets.
- Youth Energy Trailblazers: shines a spotlight on activities carried out by those fewer than 35 years old, and which advance the clean energy transition in Europe and inspire ambitious climate and energy action.
The organization and or individual applying that is running the activities, projects, actions must be based in the European Union and the activities, projects, actions must be carried out within the European Union.
Evaluation of competition entries (applications) is based on three criteria, with a maximum score of ten points each. An application can therefore receive a maximum score of 30 points.
- Concept: Each winning activity should be a best-in-class example in its field. Applicants should focus on highlighting elements of originality that will drive change towards the energy transition.
- Implementation: Applicants should elaborate on how the concept of the activity is translated into action. All actions should be clearly described and feasible.
- Impact: Each winning activity should have a significant impact (relatively to the size of the action) and a positive contribution to the European energy and climate targets.
For more information, visit https://eusew.eu/eusew-call-award-applications-live