Cities, regions and civil society organizations located in an EU member state, EEA country or EU candidate or accession country that has endorsed the Basque Declaration are invited to apply for the 2020 Transformative Action Award.
“As a result of COVID-19, we face extremely challenging situations in Europe and beyond. As the pandemic unfolds, local and regional governments are assuming a strong role in safeguarding the health of their citizens. The potential of local governments and civil society organizations (CSOs) in ensuring a good quality of life for their residents has never been clearer,” said ICLEI, one of the organizers, in a press release.
The potential of local governments and CSOs in ensuring a good quality of life for their residents has never been clearer
In recognition of the importance of creating sustainable, resilient, and liveable cities, the 2020 Transformative Action Award is intended for transformative actions carried out by European cities, regions, or civil society organizations that use the 15 pathways of the Basque Declaration to bring about the socio-cultural, socio-economic, and technological transformation of their community.
The winner will also receive free entry to the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns
The actions taken reflect local or regional contributions to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.
The winner of the 2020 award will receive EUR 10,000 to help initiate further transformative actions in its city or region
In addition to joining previous winners Lousada, (Portugal) in 2019, Ghent (Belgium) in 2018 and Nilüfer (Turkey) in 2017 as recognized leaders of sustainable urban transformation in Europe, the winner of the 2020 award will receive EUR 10,000 to help initiate further transformative actions in their city or region, ICLEI said.
The award ceremony will take place at the conference on sustainable cities
The deadline to apply for the award is July 31.
The winner will also receive free entry to the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns in Mannheim (Germany), where the 2020 Transformative Action Award ceremony will take place. The event is scheduled for September 30 – October 2.
To endorse the Basque Declaration, and enter a Transformative Action to the competition, visit the Sustainable Cities Platform.
The Transformative Action Award is organized by ICLEI, the Basque Country and City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and European Investment Bank (EIB).