2018 TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION AWARD - TIMELINE

Open for applications: 28 February 2018

Closing date: 31 July 2018

Transformative Action Award ceremony:  15 November 2018, European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Brussels, Belgium

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Transformative Action Award, 2018

 

OUR SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES HAVE JUST BEEN REVEALED!

The Transformative Action Award rewards current or concluded Transformative Actions that use the pathways of the Basque Declaration related to three categories:

  • Socio-cultural transformation
  • Socio-economic transformation
  • Technological transformation

MEET OUR SHORTLIST

Bologna, Italy

For entering into collaborative pacts with their citizens to increase civic engagement & regenerate urban commons

 

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Ghent, Belgium

For seeking to transform the city’s local food system through participative governance models

 

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Tirana, Albania

For increasing urban green space around the city, to counteract urban sprawl.

 

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REWARDS FOR THE WINNER

 

 

  • €10.000 to kickstart a Transformative Action in your city, region or municipality
  • Showcase on the Sustainable Cities Platform 
  • Promotion through ICLEI website, ICLEI in Europe e-newsletter and social media channels
  • Publicity in publications related to sustainable development
  • A promotional video showcasing the winners transformative action
  • A trophy and the right to be called ‘Transformative Action of the year 2018’
  • Digital ‘Transformative Action of the year 2018’ icon for use on websites, Social Media accounts and in email signatures
  • Free entry and a presentation at the next European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns taking place in 2020

 

 

2018 TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION AWARD CEREMONY - EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS

The 2018 award ceremony of the Transformative Action Award will take place at the European Committee of the Regions.

“The European Committee of the Regions is proud to host the Transformative Action Award Ceremony, which celebrates the ambition of cities and municipalities to create sustainable communities. By showcasing some of the most innovative projects in Europe, it sends a clear message that local democracy and citizen engagement are the driving force for a sustainable future.”

Karl-Heinz Lambertz
President of the European Committee of the Regions

 

 

 

SPECIAL MENTION, 2018 TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION AWARD


From a strong field of 40 entrants, the 2018 Transformative Action Award jury has decided to reward Associazione Amici del Nidiaci with a special mention in appreciation of their project, which uses sustainability to help integrate migrants into their local community.

Associazione Amici del Nidiaci deserves special recognition for their transformative action which focuses on the integration and inclusion of immigrant families in their local community. I congratulate them for their inspiring action which shows that through diversity, our communities grow stronger and more sustainable.”
Cor Lamers, ENVE Commission Chair and Mayor of Schiedam (Netherlands)

 

 

A FEW WORDS FROM OUR JURY

"Cities are key actors in the transformation to
sustainable societies, leading by example
and inspiring action. The Transformative Action
Award gathers some of the top-ranking
examples in Europe and provides cities with
an invaluable opportunity to showcase their work."

Cor Lamers
ENVE Commission Chair
and Mayor of Schiedam (Netherlands)


"The Transformative Action Award showcases bold
and innovative examples of how to transform our
societies to achieve multidimensional sustainability
in line with the Basque Declaration."

Arantza Acha
Director UNESCO Etxea (Spain)

"The Transformative Action Award is a fantastic way of highlighting exemplary approaches to sustainability issues”

Thomas Kastrup-Larsen
Mayor of Aalborg (Denmark)


"The award honors projects which encourage
investment in the sustainable transformation
of cities and regions, shaping new forms of
governance and creating local value and
impact."

Wolfgang Teubner
ICLEI Europe, Regional Director

"Initiatives of cities, regions and civil society organisations are key to embed sustainability into our daily lives.”

Hakan Lucius
Head of Civil Society Division, European Investment Bank
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