Who can participate ?
You are a European town, city, province or region cooperating with at least one local or regional government from a partner country in Africa, Asia, South America…
Your partnership contributes to your mutual development and to several of the selection criteria
Your project is replicable elsewhere
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
To win the production of a video to promote your cooperation project (1st prize)
To give visibility to your development cooperation culture, expertise and projects
To win a trip to Brussels to discover the EU distric with your project counterpart
To get access to the PLATFORMA network and expertise in workshops and conferences
Applications are open from 9 October to 15 December 2017
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 on 1 February 2018 to select the winners.
The winners of the first PLATFORMAwards are announced on 21 March 2018 during a ceremony in Brussels.
from the European Commission
Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO)
European Committee of the Regions
Vice-chair of the Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External affairs (CIVEX)
United Nations Development Program
Coordinator of the UNDP
MEP, Chair of the Committee on Development (DEVE)
MEP, Coordinator of the Committee on Development (DEVE)
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
CEMR Secretary General