You are a town, city, province or region of the European Union cooperating with at least one local or regional government from a partner country (in Africa, Asia, Latin & South America, Eastern Europe or the Middle East)
Your partnership contributes to the mutual development of the parties and specifically contributes to the implementation of one or several of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Members of the jury select three winners from among the nominees. The following themes will be particularly monitored:
Development effectiveness and policy coherence
Innovation and creativity
Localisation of the SDGs
Why should I apply?
Win the production of a €15,000 video to promote your cooperation project (first prize only)
Win a free entrance to the Congress of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) in Innsbruck (Austria, 6-8 May 2020)
Win a trip to Brussels to discover the EU district and take part in 2020 edition of the European Development Days (EDD)
Get access to the PLATFORMA network and expertise in workshops and conferences
CALL FOR NOMINEES
Applications are open from 2 July to 31 December 2019
PLATFORMA secretariat checks if the admission criteria are respected and if the entry form is complete
The jury composed by European elected representatives and high-level practitioners of development cooperation meets in March 2020 to select the winners
The winners of the second PLATFORMAwards are announced on 6 May 2020 during a ceremony in Innsbruck at the CEMR Congress
To guarantee a transparent and fair selection, an independent jury will choose the winners among shortlisted candidates on the basis a selection grid and their own experience.
The jury is composed of European elected representatives (from the European Parliament, the European Committee of the Regions or the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe), and high level practitioners of development cooperation (such as representatives of UNDP or OECD).