Awards

 

ICLEI Europe recognises and celebrates towns and cities demonstrating outstanding contributions and commitment to excellence and leadership in sustainability. We do this through hosting our own awards and also being members of the jury for national and European-wide awards. As an organisation we have also picked up a few awards along the way!

Showcasing excellence in sustainability

ICLEI Europe hosts two annual awards: 

The Transformative Action Award

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

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

The actions taken reflect local or regional contributions to the implementation of international goals and commitments, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Climate Agreement, and the European Green Deal.

For more information, and to learn more about the past winners, click here.

Procura+ Awards

The Procura+ Awards draw attention to innovation and sustainable procurements and tender procedures, and give visibility to the most dynamic, forward-looking and innovative public authorities and their initiatives. The winners of the Procura+ Awards have strong potential for replication and scaling-up and are excellent sources of inspiration for any public authority using procurement instruments to purchase cutting edge solutions.

The Procura+ Awards recognise outstanding achievements in four categories:

  1. Innovation Procurement of the Year - recognising the outstanding innovation of the procurement and the public authority as a launch customer
  2. Outstanding Innovation Procurement in ICT - Recognising the outstanding application of Procurement of Innovation and Pre-commercial procurement of ICT
  3. Sustainable Procurement of the Year - recognising the outstanding environmental, social and economic impacts of the procurement
  4. Procurement Initiative of the Year - recognising outstanding processes and actions towards strategic, sustainable and innovation procurement

More information about the Procura + Awards can be found here.

ICLEI Europe is also on the jury for European and national awards:

European Green Capital Award

Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis

Recognition of ICLEI's work

ICLEI Europe's work and project's in which it is a partner have been recognised through a number of awards:

Eurid web award

2017 - Winner (Laurels category) SMR-project
2016 - Winner & finalist (Better World category), European Mobility Week, GrowSmarter

The annual .eu Web Awards, launched in 2014, showcases outstanding .eu and .ею websites which deliver on content, structure, navigation, and functionality,  visual   design,  and accessibility.


Find out more here

Family-friendly organisation


Certificate of Recognition

The Ministry of Labour for Baden-Württemberg and the Family Council for Baden-Württemberg awarded ICLEI European Secretariat GmbH in Freiburg with a certificate of recognition as "family-friendly company" for implementing family friendly workplace practices and benefits.


View the certificate of recognition here

 World Smart City Award

2017 - Finalist, GrowSmarter Project

The World Smart City Awards seek to reward pioneering projects, ideas and strategies that promote sustainable urban development around the globe. One of ICLEI's collaboration projects was a successful as a finalist in 2017.


View a list of the finalists here