In cities & regions' international action
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
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
Win the production of a €15,000 video to promote your cooperation project (first prize only)
CANCELLED 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
Applications are open from 2 July 2019 to 31 January 2020
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 mid-April 2020 to select the winners
The winners of the second PLATFORMAwards are announced during an online ceremony on 8 June 2020
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 and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe), and high level practitioners of development cooperation.
Alderman of Roeselare (Belgium) in charge of North-South relations, 1st winner of the PLATFORMAwards 2018 with Dogbo (Benin)
Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Committee on Development (DEVE), Spain
Mayor of Kitwe City (Zambia), President of LGAZ
Member of the European Committee of the Regions, Councillor and Chair of the Education and Culture Board in the City of Oulu (Finland)
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
CEMR Secretary General