2020 TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION AWARD - TIMELINE

Open for applications: 31 March 2020

Closing date: 23.59 (CEST), 31 July 2020

Transformative Action Award ceremony:  30 September 2020, during the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns – Mannheim2020

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Transformative Action Award, 2020

 

2020 TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION AWARD:  NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

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.

 

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 2020’
  • Digital ‘Transformative Action of the year 2020’ icon for use on websites, Social Media accounts and in email signature
  • Free entrance to the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns – Mannheim2020 (Sep 30-2 Oct, Mannheim, Germany)

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

The competition is open to any local or regional authority, or civil society organisation located in an EU Member State, EEA country or EU candidate or accession country that has endorsed the Basque Declaration. Endorsing the Basque Declaration only takes a few minutes and can be done on our website. For more information about the Basque Declaration and how to endorse it, click here.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We are looking for transformative actions with a high level of innovation, for example in terms of social innovation and civic economy, that inspire others to replicate the action elsewhere in Europe. Actions are preferably part of a local strategy or vision rather than standalone.

Transformative actions should combine various pathways and address one or more agendas of the Basque Declaration, and should achieve a comprehensive transformation with a positive local or regional impact.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applicants should complete and submit their application form by 23.59 (CEST), 31 July 2020 through the Transformative Actions Database.

All questions need to be answered using no more than the number of words allowed for each question. The insertion of links to videos, images and documents is allowed.

All submissions in the database, which fulfill the eligibility criteria and were not considered for the 2019, 2018, or 2017 editions of the award, will be automatically entered into the 2020 Award.


NEED SOME INSPIRATION FOR YOUR APPLICATION?.. THEN, TAKE A LOOK AT THE PAST WINNERS

2019 WINNER: LOUSADA (PORTUGAL)

Lousada won the 2019 Transformative Action Award
for using environmental education to promote
environmental practices, create conservation areas
and create job opportunities in the environmental sector.

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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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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  1. Any local or regional authority or civil society organisation located in any EU Member State, EEA country or EU candidate or accession country that has endorsed the Basque Declaration is eligible to submit an application.
  2. The applicant is responsible for the implementation of the Transformative Action.
  3. The Transformative Action must be in place for at least three months, but no longer than five years at the time of submission.
  4. Entries in the Transformative Action Award Database which were considered for the 2019, 2018, or 2017 Awards will not be considered for the 2020 award.
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