As a part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), recognition is given to outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables in the form of the EU Sustainable Energy Awards.

Call for submissions for the 2018 edition is now open. You can apply with your own project or nominate 'an energy champion' if you know another initiative that would merit EU-wide recognition.

All submissions will be screened by experts to identify and shortlist the most successful projects for clean, secure and efficient energy. A high-level jury will select the best projects, and winners will be announced in an awards ceremony during the EU Sustainable Energy Week in 4-6 June 2018. The European citizens will also choose their favourite initiative.

Who can apply?

Your innovative solution can be considered for an Award if it is based in an eligible country, has a practical application that can be replicated elsewhere, and is ongoing or ended after June 2018. In addition to being practical, the solution should have a long-term, real-scale application directly linked to renewable energy or energy efficiency.

What are the categories?

There are four categories:

  • Consumers  
  • Public sector
  • Businesses
  • Young Energy Leaders

In addition, a Citizens' Award will be granted based on the results of an online vote by the general public.

What is the selection criteria?

Initiatives will be judged based on three assessment criteria:

  • Excellence and innovation (originality, driving changes towards energy transition)
  • Impact and contribution to the EU's 2020 and 2030 sustainable energy objectives (measurable impact, socio-economic benefits, environmental effects)
  • Replication potential and social acceptance (transferability, positive societal feedback)


23 February 2018

More information

See the EUSEW website, check the factsheet, and the Awards FAQ.

Apply for an award or nominate an energy champion.

Go beyond the awards: apply for a session at EUSEW 2018

Don't wait until the awards ceremony to showcase your achievements. You can also apply to organise one of the sessions and be part of the event agenda. Check the guidelines for more information and submit your application by 23 February 2018.