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European Sustainable Energy Week
News blog5 December 2023European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency2 min read

Woman in Energy Award: recognising success in the energy sector

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The annual European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) Awards celebrate the success of both individuals and collective actions within the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors.

The 18th edition of EUSEW, under the theme of ‘Net-zero energy solutions for a competitive Europe’, aims to inspire transformative ideas and initiatives. Make a note in your calendars for 11-13 June 2024, and join us in Brussels or online as we honour the groundbreaking achievements shaping a greener future for Europe.

The call for excellence is open: apply for the EUSEW Awards until 1 February 2024.

Honouring women’s impact

The EUSEW Woman in Energy Award celebrates women who have made a significant contribution to Europe’s clean energy transition through exemplary leadership and outstanding work and activities. Central to this recognition is their dedication to mainstreaming gender diversity and promoting equality and equal opportunities within the energy sector.

Meet the 2023 winner

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Materials engineer Anastasia-Maria Moschovi is Head of Research, Development and Innovation at Monolithos in Athens, Greece. She leads several EU-funded projects developing innovative technologies in hydrogen, green energy generation and storage, and electric vehicles (EVs). In 2023, she won the award for her work on decarbonising industry, using a patented technique for the hydrometallurgical recovery of critical raw materials for new devices, thereby reducing both environmental impacts and costs and contributing to the European Green Deal and Europe 2050 goals. According to her colleagues, Anastasia promotes an inclusive and democratic work environment, and she is very supportive of women in business, encouraging them to achieve their professional dreams.

Discover more previous winners of the EUSEW Woman in Energy Award. Read about their inspiring stories and achievements, and let their success boost your desire to help change our world with EUSEW 2024!

Awards Ceremony and beyond  

The winner will be decided through an online public vote, open from 30 April to 2 June 2024. The three finalists will receive invitations to the Awards Ceremony on 11 June 2024.

The adventure does not finish with the ceremony and announcement of the winner. The recognition that finalists gain extends well beyond the realm of EUSEW. A professional film crew will record their work in promotional videos, raising their profiles across EUSEW communication channels. Their success stories will travel far and wide, reaching pan-EU and local media outlets.

This could be you! Apply now for the 2024 EUSEW Woman in Energy Award.

Fuelling sustainable creativity

The EUSEW Awards recognise pioneers paving the way for a sustainable future across three categories: Innovation, Local Energy Action and Woman in Energy.

Anyone in the EU with a recent or ongoing project, or an individual profile, furthering the EU Green Deal objectives is welcome to apply. Each contribution, whether through small-scale initiatives or expansive programmes, lays the foundations for an energy-efficient Europe.

Make sure to read the comprehensive guidelines and our guide to the EUSEW 2024 Awards. Use these resources to refine your application and hit the mark in each category.