The European Sustainable Energy Awards highlight individuals and projects that are having a positive impact in the field of sustainable energy. Find out about each of the categories and maximise your chances of success by choosing the one that suits your activity or profile best.
All Awards accept direct applications. Two categories focus specifically on projects’ achievements
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|An EU-funded project developing original solutions in sustainable energy||Innovation Award|
|An organisation or group developing clean energy initiatives on a local level||Local Energy Action Award|
Two categories also accept nominations, so whether it is for yourself or someone you consider to be having a noteworthy impact on the clean energy transition, this is your moment!
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|A woman leading an initiative in sustainable energy||Woman in Energy Award|
|An ambitious young person (under 35 years old) actively working in sustainable energy||Young Energy Trailblazer Award|
INNOVATION: RAISING THE PROFILE OF NEW IDEAS
Meeting Europe’s energy targets for 2030 and 2050 requires bright ideas and original solutions. The Innovation category is all about shining a light on EU-funded activities, projects and actions that are dedicated to finding new approaches to transform our energy landscape.
Who: Outstanding ongoing or completed EU-funded projects, activities and actions.
→ Read the Innovation Award guidelines to find out more.
LOCAL ENERGY ACTION: PROMOTING CHANGE ON YOUR DOORSTEP
Thinking globally while acting locally will be key to unlocking lasting change in the energy transition. From smart cities taking steps to decarbonise their energy sources to community-funded projects in wind and solar, we want to hear about how local and regional initiatives are taking practical steps to boost the use of sustainable energy in Europe.
Who: Activities, projects and actions ongoing or recently concluded carried out by organisations or groups of citizens/consumers dedicated to changing the energy landscape in their local area.
→ Read the Local Energy Action Award guidelines to find out more.
WOMAN IN ENERGY: CLOSING THE GENDER GAP
Inclusivity is key to ensuring we develop viable solutions when it comes to the green and digital transitions. This prize will be awarded to a woman who is leading activities that are committed to advancing the green and digital energy transition in Europe.
Who: Any woman who is leading game-changing activities in the clean energy transition, carrying out activities in the field of sustainable energy in the European Union or the European Economic Area.
→ Read the Woman in Energy Award guidelines to find out more.
YOUNG ENERGY TRAILBLAZER: SHOWCASING THE NEXT GENERATION
Listening to young people and following their lead is vital for transforming Europe’s energy landscape. The 2022 Young Energy Trailblazer Award will recognise an inspiring young person making an impact in the energy transition.
Who: Young people (under 35 years old) carrying out activities in the field of sustainable energy in the European Union or the European Economic Area and resident there.
→ Read the Young Energy Trailblazer guidelines to find out more.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
All finalists will be invited to the Awards ceremony taking place in Brussels on 26 September in the presence of the European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson.
Along with being considered best-in-class for their contribution to a sustainable energy future, winners and finalists can expect to receive added visibility for their work. A professional film crew will visit the finalists to create a promotional video of their work, and their profile will be promoted on the EUSEW communication channels during the public vote, as well as being included in a press package sent to pan-EU and local media outlets.
Need a little inspiration? Check out last year’s winners, and find out how they got to where they are today.
Still interested in getting involved in EUSEW 2022? Explore other opportunities to get involved in the event.
- Publication date
- 9 March 2022
- European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency