2019 TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION AWARD - TIMELINE

Open for applications: 06 March 2019

Closing date: 23:59 CET, 31 July 2019

Transformative Action Award ceremony:  21 November, European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Brussels, Belgium

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Transformative Action Award, 2019

 

2019 TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION AWARD:  WINNER REVEALED

The European sustainability award, co-organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Country, and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank, is given to a city, region or civil society organisation, which implements the 15 pathways outlined in the Basque Declaration to bring about the socio-cultural, socio-economic, and technological transformation of their community.

The actions taken are local or regional contributions to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.

 

 

WINNER: LOUSADA, PORTUGAL

“Congratulations to the Municipality of Lousada! Your inspiring transformative action illustrates the powerful role environmental education plays in promoting environmental practices, supporting the creation of conservation areas and environmental job opportunities, as well as reconnecting local citizens with their rural landscape.”
Cor Lamers, ENVE Commission Chair and Transformative Action Award Jury Member

To learn more about Lousada's winning action, click here.

 

REWARDS FOR THE WINNER

  • €10.000 to kick-start a Transformative Action in your city, region or municipality
  • Showcase on the Sustainable Cities Platform 
  • Promotion through ICLEI website, ICLEI in Europe e-newsletter and social media channels
  • Publicity in publications related to sustainable development
  • A trophy and the right to be called ‘Transformative Action of the year 2019’
  • Digital ‘Transformative Action of the year 2019’ icon for use on websites, Social Media accounts and in email signatures
  • Free entry and a presentation at the next European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns taking place in Mannheim (Germany) in 2020

SPECIAL MENTION, 2019 TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION AWARD


From a strong field of entrants, the 2019 Transformative Action Award jury rewarded the City of Umeå (Sweden), with a special mention in appreciation of their project, which consists of a public library for sports-equipment, toys and leisure items.

"Umeå deserves particular recognition for their inspiring and heartening transformative action, which allows children to overcome economic barriers to participating in cultural activities, fosters inclusion, and supports and strengthens the local community, while reducing environmental impact,” said Jury Member and ICLEI Europe Regional Director, Wolfgang Teubner.

 

 

MEET THE PAST WINNERS

2018 WINNER: GHENT (BELGIUM)

Ghent won the 2018 Transformative Action Award
for their action which seeks to transform the city’s local food system
through participative governance models.

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2017 WINNER: NILÜFER (TURKEY)

Nilüfer won the 2017 Transformative Action Award
for their action which aims to increase civic engagement and
participatory local democracy through Neighbourhood Committees,
the Nilüfer Energy Cooperative and the Nilüfer Innovation Center.

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A FEW WORDS FROM OUR JURY

"Cities are key actors in the transformation to
sustainable societies, leading by example
and inspiring action. The Transformative Action
Award gathers some of the top-ranking
examples in Europe and provides cities with
an invaluable opportunity to showcase their work."

Cor Lamers
ENVE Commission Chair
and Mayor of Schiedam (Netherlands)


"The Transformative Action Award showcases bold
and innovative examples of how to transform our
societies to achieve multidimensional sustainability
in line with the Basque Declaration."

Arantza Acha
Director UNESCO Etxea (Spain)

"The Transformative Action Award is a fantastic way of highlighting exemplary approaches to sustainability issues”

Thomas Kastrup-Larsen
Mayor of Aalborg (Denmark)


"The award honors projects which encourage
investment in the sustainable transformation
of cities and regions, shaping new forms of
governance and creating local value and
impact."

Wolfgang Teubner
ICLEI Europe, Regional Director

"Initiatives of cities, regions and civil society organisations are key to embed sustainability into our daily lives.”

Hakan Lucius
Head of Civil Society Division, European Investment Bank
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