A new edition of the most prestigious award competitions in sustainable energy at the EU level is now open. The 2014 Sustainable Energy Europe and ManagEnergy awards will once again highlight public and private initiatives that are actively contributing to the EU’s 2020 energy and climate objectives. Are you keen to present your efforts and achievements in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy or clean transport? Do you think your project and organisation deserves recognition and increased visibility for its commitment and accomplishments in building a more sustainable Europe? Then we invite you to take part. It’s your turn!
Managed by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy, the Sustainable Energy Europe (SEE) Awards and the ManagEnergy Award are complementary competitions sharing the same ultimate goal: to provide institutional recognition and increased visibility to best in class sustainable energy initiatives.
Sustainable Energy Europe Awards
First launched in 2006, the SEE Awards recognise and promote outstanding projects in energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean transport. The SEE Awards gather projects that contribute to the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and have a proven impact. The competition is open to stakeholders from the public and private sector including SMEs, multi-national industry associations, academic institutions and NGOs. The SEE Awards integrate five different categories according to different policy strands: awareness-raising (Communicating), educational programmes (Learning), buildings (Living), energy savings (Consuming) and clean mobility (Travelling).
Regional and local public authorities have an essential role to play in achieving Europe’s 2020 climate and energy objectives. Launched in 2007, the ManagEnergy Award is expressly designed to reward their achievements. This year’s ManagEnergy Award will focus on local and regional public authorities and energy agencies that are addressingfuel poverty, implementing renewable energy projects or innovative financing schemes for sustainable energy actions.
Please note that the same project cannot participate in the two competitions simultaneously.
The competition is open until 28 March 2014. To ensure good quality of your application we strongly suggest providing us with a first draft description by one the forthcoming evaluation deadlines. The awards secretariat provides personalised feedback on an equal treatment basis, considering the eligibility (a check against the published criteria), and the details provided in the project description (a check for clarity of the information submitted in relation to each of the assessment criteria). Providing a first draft description by one of the forthcoming evaluation deadlines will allow you to improve the quality of your submission well in advance and make sure your project can be properly understood. We look forward to receiving your draft description!Forthcoming evaluation deadlines are 31 January, 28 February and 28 March 2014 (Final deadline).
For any query concerning both awards competitions please contact David Crous Durandc@eusew.eu / +32 2 340 30 68.