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Rewarding excellence

In cities & regions' international action

PLATFORMA is rewarding the best city to city
and region to region international cooperation projects
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before 15 December 2017!

Who can participate ?

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Admission criteria

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

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Selection criteria

Members of the jury select three winners from among the nominees. The following themes will be particularly monitored:

Local democracy

Multi-stakeholder approach

Strategic approach

Development effectiveness and policy coherence

Gender equality

Innovation and creativity

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Why should I apply?

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

Selection process

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CALL FOR NOMINEES

Applications are open from 9 October to 15 December 2017

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ADMISSION

PLATFORMA secretariat checks if the admission criteria are respected and if the entry form is complete.

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JURY COMMITTEE

The jury composed by European elected representatives and high-level practitioners of development cooperation meets on 1 February 2018 to select the winners.

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AWARD CEREMONY

The winners of the first PLATFORMAwards are announced on 21 March 2018 during a ceremony in Brussels.

The jury

A representative

from the European Commission
Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO)

Mr François DECOSTER

European Committee of the Regions
Vice-chair of the Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External affairs (CIVEX)

Mr Johannes KRASSNITZER

United Nations Development Program
Coordinator of the UNDP
ART initiative

Ms Linda MCAVAN

European Parliament
MEP, Chair of the Committee on Development (DEVE)

Mr Bogdan WENTA

European Parliament
MEP, Coordinator of the Committee on Development (DEVE)

Mr Andreas KIEFER

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
Secretary general

Jury Committee Chair
Mr Frédéric VALLIER

CEMR Secretary General

Is your local government a leader in development cooperation ?

Apply now, and inspire other cities and regions.