EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2019

The EU Sustainable Energy Awards recognize outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables. Nominees/finalists are chosen from a shortlist of the year’s most successful projects for clean, secure and efficient energy. With prizes awarded by an expert jury and European citizens, the Awards competition highlights new ways to shape Europe’s energy future.

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. Hundreds of contenders submitted projects, from which twelve final nominees (finalists) and five winners were chosen.

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Awards Categories:

    Recognising activities with high social acceptance potential, inspiring and motivating citizens to change their energy usage habits.
    Recognizing activities that, if replicated, can contribute to the European energy and climate targets and long-term decarbonization objectives, having significant socio-economic benefits.
    Recognizing outstanding EU funded activities that show an original and innovative way to the sustainable energy transition.
    Recognizing outstanding activities carried out by or targeting young people (below 30).
    The Awards are intended to highlight the success of completed or ongoing projects, activities or actions from a wide range of sectors and countries across the European Union.

There will be three assessment criteria, with a maximum score of ten points each. An activity can, therefore, receive a maximum total score of 30 points.

    Each winning activity should be a best in class example in its area. Submitted actions should also have elements of originality which will drive change towards the energy transition.
    The translation of the concept into action should be clearly described and credible.
    Each winning activity should have a significant impact and a strong contribution to the European climate and energy targets. For example, projects could describe energy savings, renewable energy generated, CO2 emissions avoided, number of jobs created or investments triggered in sustainable energy Additionally, outreach and other socio-economic benefits for citizens and positive environmental effects will be considered. The relevant impacts will be assessed in relation to the size of the project concerned and to the evidence provided.


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  • The organisation running the activities, projects, actions must be based in the European Union and the activities, projects, actions must be carried out within the European Union.
  • Academic studies and theoretical research projects without any long-term, real-scale application directly linked to sustainable energy are therefore not eligible. Activities promoting commercial products already on the market are also excluded.
  • The activities, projects, actions must be ongoing or not concluded before 30 June 2018. Activities, projects, actions which are still at the planning stage are not eligible.
  • Activities, projects, actions which have previously been shortlisted as EUSEW Awards finalists cannot participate a second time. Organisations or individuals which have previously been shortlisted are eligible if they present new activities, projects or actions.
  • Activities submitted for the Youth Award should be carried out by or targeted to people below 30 years old at the time of implementing the activity.
  • Activities submitted for the INNOVATION Award should be carried out only by on-going or concluded EU-funded Projects.
Eligible Regions: European Union

Application Process

Apply online through the given link.

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Application Deadline: February 4, 2019

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