As the largest annual event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the perfect occasion to celebrate outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables.

To do so, a call is open for the 2020 EUSEW Awards nominations.

An expert jury will shortlist 12 finalists to compete for the final prize awarded to the year’s most successful projects for clean, secure and efficient energy. The citizens will also have a chance to select their favourite in  a public vote.

Who can apply?

Anyone in the EU could submit a recent project – from a local initiative to an industry-wide programme – that could help citizens, industry and the public sector work towards the Energy Union.

The project or initiative must be currently ongoing (not concluded until 30 June 2020). 

The projects, actions, or initiatives should make a strong contribution to the EU's climate and energy targets and have an impact on citizens. Cooperation projects going beyond regional or national borders are particularly encouraged to apply.

The applications will be assessed based on the strength of the concept, the status of implementation, and the overall impact

How to apply?

Have a look at the EUSEW Awards website and guidelines for participation details.

The application period opens on 10 December 2019 and closes on 27 January 2020. Fill in this application form to participate.

The nominations will be assessed in February. Shortlisted finalists will be announced in March.

The winners will be announced in the Awards Ceremony in Brussels on 23 June 2020 during the European Sustainable Energy Week. Awards will be given in three categories: 

  • engagement - inspiring and motivating citizens to change their energy usage habits
  • innovation - original and innovative way to the sustainable energy transition (any EU funded initiative)
  • youth - carried out by young people (aged below 30)

The EU citizens will also be able to choose their favourite in a public vote.

Other ways to be part of EUSEW

Besides the awards, there are many other ways to take part in the European Sustainable Energy Week: