Applications are now open for the European Sustainable Energy Awards 2022, a part of the European Sustainable Energy Week – EUSEW, from September 26 to 30. The invitation is open to individuals and initiatives that make an exceptional contribution in the field of energy efficiency and renewables. The application call is open until April 14, with the categories of Innovation, Local Energy Action, Woman in Energy, and Young Energy Trailblazer.
The EUSEW Awards aim to recognize and highlight individuals and initiatives that make outstanding contributions to Europe’s clean and digital energy transition.
Projects and individuals in the competition
The European Sustainable Energy Awards are open to a wide range of works and innovations from countries in the European Union or the European Economic Area. It includes industry-wide programs as well as local initiatives, or individuals that are helping the citizens, industry, and the public sector work towards achieving the EU Green Deal objectives.
Anyone can apply to the Awards competition, with recently completed or ongoing projects and activities, as well as individual and collective actions in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
Interested parties can apply directly or nominate someone considered to be having a remarkable impact on the energy transition in one of four categories: Innovation, Local Energy Action, Woman in Energy, and Young Energy Trailblazer.
Four categories of competition – Innovation, Local Energy Action, Woman in Energy, and Young Energy Trailblazer
The call for awards is open until April 14. Finalists will be selected by a high-level jury, and the winners will be decided by an online public vote, which will be held at the end of August. The results will be announced during the Awards ceremony on September 26th. Last year’s finalists at the competition were outstanding.
Applications for EUSEW Awards 2022 will be evaluated according to detailed criteria and depending on the category. According to the concept criteria, the elements of the originality that will drive change towards the clean energy transition will be considered. The implementation criterion is necessary to evaluate how the project translates into action. The nominated person profile could also be considered, where the focus is on highlighting elements of the personal path of the transition leader.
Applicants will describe what positive impact an activity, action, or project has on the achievement of European energy and climate objectives
In particular, applicants will describe what positive impact an activity, action, or project has on the achievement of European energy and climate objectives. The expert jury will select three finalists in each of the competition categories.
The condition for entry into the competition is that activities, projects, or actions must be carried out in at least one of the countries of the European Union or the European Economic Area. Also, they must be in the course of implementation or completed after December 31, 2020. Applications that are still in the planning stage or have not yet delivered results are not eligible.