Apply for an EU Sustainable Energy Award

The EU Sustainable Energy Awards recognise outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables. Anyone in the EU can submit a recent project – from a local initiative to an industry-wide programme – that could help citizens, industry and the public sector work towards the Energy Union.

This year's categories for an application are: 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. 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.

The award ceremony will take place during the EUSEW from 4 to 8 June 2018 in Brussels.

The closing date for applications is 23 February 2018.

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