Transformative Action Award launched

(14 March 2017) – The European Sustainable Cities Platform announces the launch of the first edition of the Transformative Action Award. Cities, regions and civil society organisations are invited to submit their applications.

The Transformative Action Award rewards ongoing or concluded innovative local and regional initiatives that achieve a socio-cultural, socio-economic and technological transformation of societies by using the pathways identified in the Basque Declaration.

Actions should address one or more of the Declaration’s 10 agendas: decarbonisation, urban mobility, biodiversity, greenfield land and natural space, water resources and air quality, climate change, public space, housing, social inclusion and integration, and local economies and employment.

The European Sustainable Cities Platform is looking for transformative actions with a high level of innovation, for example in terms of social innovation and civic economy, that inspire others to replicate the action elsewhere in Europe. Actions are preferably part of a local strategy or vision rather than standalone.

Applications can be submitted until 19 June 2017. The jury will then assess all the entries and the short-listed candidates will be contacted in September 2017. The Transformative Action Award Ceremony will take place in October 2017.

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