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Sustainable development goals - 23.07.2018

Will you be the next European champion of Sustainable Development?
The European Commission launched the first ever European Sustainability Award, to recognise the efforts and creativity of European people, businesses and organisations who work towards reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Award will champion inspiring initiatives which provide concrete solutions for achieving the Goals.

First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said: “The EU led the way in negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals, and now we must lead the way in implementing them. This award will celebrate those that help to make it happen“.

Vice-President Jyrki Katainen added: “Innovation and creativity are crucial elements of making the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for Europe and the world. I am pleased that we can draw attention to some of the great projects which are making a contribution.”

For this year’s edition, the theme of the award is “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. Applications can be submitted until 14 September 2018 on the European Commission website.

The winners of the award will be selected by a jury of members from the Commission’s Multi-Stakeholder Platform on the Sustainable Development Goals – to which CEMR and PLATFORMA are taking part -, and will be announced at a high-level ceremony in Spring 2019 by First Vice-President Timmermans and Vice-President Katainen.

For any questions on the award, please contact the Secretariat-General.

This article was originally published by PLATFORMA.
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