The European Commission has recently opened the call for applications to participate to the first European Sustainability Award. This initiative, which is in response to a proposal from CSR Europe and in support with the EU Multi-stakeholder Platform on SDGs, has the objective to reward the efforts and creativity of European people, businesses and organisations.
The ambition of this award is clear: championing inspiring cases of initiatives that are turning the global Sustainable Development Goals into concrete solutions and opportunities. The prize will be awarded at a high-level ceremony in spring 2019 which will be attended by European Commission’s First-Vice President Frans Timmermans and Vice-President Jyrki Katainen.
This first edition of the award will run under the theme “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”, which refers to a cluster of SDGs: SDG4 on quality education, SDG8 on decent work and economic growth, SDG10 on reduced inequalities, SDG13 on climate action, SDG16 on peace justice and strong institutions, and SDG 17 on partnerships for the goals.
The competition is open to four stakeholder categories: private, public, civil society and youth. The category for private sector is further divided into two subcategories: large companies and SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), see rules of contest for more details on scope and eligibility.
For any questions on these Awards please contact your CSR Adviser.
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