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European Commission invites applications for new European Sustainability Award

06 June 2018

The European Commission launches the first ever European Sustainability Award, to recognise the efforts and creativity of European people, businesses and organisations who work towards reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Award will champion inspiring initiatives which provide concrete solutions for achieving the Goals.

For this year's edition, the theme of the award is “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.

The competition is open to 4 stakeholder categories:

  1. Youth;
  2. Public bodies;
  3. Private bodies;
  4. Civil society.

The winners will be announced by the European Commission First-Vice President Frans Timmermans and Vice-President Jyrki Katainen during a high-level ceremony in spring 2019. The award is immaterial and brings high visibility in the form of renewed public interest and increased media coverage.

Applications can be submitted until 14 September 2018 via the following website.

For more information:
Natasha Bertaud – Tel.: +32 229 67456
Tim McPhie – Tel.: +32 229 58602
Secretariat-General: sg-stakeholderplatform-sdg@ec.europa.eu

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Tel: +32 (0) 2 230 55 44

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