European Project Awards 2012

Deadline: 15th of October 2012
Open to:  Individuals, private and public organizations with on-going or realized projects financed trough various EU programmes
Prize: non-specified

The European Projects Awards is EPA’s way to reward the initiatives undertaken by individuals, private and public organizations which will serve as an encouraging example and innovative potential for the development of the European Union at every level.  The first edition of the Awards ceremony will take place in Brussels on the 28th November 2012 in the premises of the European Economic and Social Committee.


European Projects Awards is open for everybody interested in writing projects eligible for European funding. Target groups vary depending on the initiatives and topics EPA rewards; public entities, state, county, city, governmental agencies, public educational institutions, private organizations, etc.
In the first edition of the Awards EPA will reward projects already financed, or the project ideas suitable for financing through various EU programmes covering the following fields:

  • Agriculture, fisheries and foods
  • Economy, finance and tax
  • Education, training, culture and youth
  • Employment and social affairs
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Enterprise and industry
  • Environment, consumers and health
  • External relations and foreign affairs
  • Information, communication and media
  • Justice, fundamental rights and home affaires
  • Regions and local development
  • Research, innovation and technology
  • Transport, tourism and travel

Any public or private body is eligible for this Awarding edition, as long as their project ideas, ongoing and finished projects are or could fall in the above listed categories.

Application procedure

The Projects’ leaders and their partners are invited to participate in the competition by registering to MyEuropa platform and submitting the details about their projects in ProjectsShowroom tool on MyEuropa. By doing so they are disseminating the project activities, produced materials and results and creating new possibilities for future projects.
Each project submitted for the Awards competition must contain the name and acronym of the project, a short description, its main goals, the activities, the partners and the territorial coverage. In addition, it is possible to add pictures, videos and other materials produced through the project, as well as to promote related events and discuss about the project topics.

European Projects Association will reward projects that fall in the following three categories:

  1. Project Ideas
  2. Ongoing Projects
  3. Finished Project

Moreover, in order to evaluate the Project Ideas, Ongoing and Finished Projects, the jury will consider these main aspects:

  • The overall impact of the project on the community, economy and local/regional policies;
  • The most effective project partnership;
  • The best innovative approach and methodology chosen;
  • The best communication and dissemination plan;

The deadline of the registration period for the fist Awards edition will be 15th of October 2012!

Selection procedure and prizes

All the MyEuropa members will be able to vote for projects they like through a “Like-system”. The projects which gain more than 50 “Likes” in all of the 13 categories mentioned above will pass the first selection process and will be presented before a jury of experts, who will decide the winners in the three categories; best project idea, best finished and ongoing project.
The winners of all three categories will receive different prizes as will the voters. Certificates that will attest their participations to this competition will be distributed to the first three places in every category.

For more information, find the original website here.

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