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The 2019 Transformative Action Award has just been launched

Win 10 000 Euros and be recognised as a European leader of sustainable urban transformation
  • March 11, 2019 14:30, 591 impressions
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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The 2019 Transformative Action Award has been launched at Change the Change conference last week. The  Europe-wide sustainability award, organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Country and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Investment Bank (EIB), rewards ongoing or concluded Transformative Actions that use the 15 pathways outlined in the Basque Declaration to achieve the socio-cultural, socio-economic and technological transformation of societies.

The Transformative Action Award celebrates the ambition of cities and municipalities to create sustainable communities. These actions taken reflect local or regional contributions to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. In addition to joining previous winners Ghent (Belgium) and Nilüfer (Turkey) as recognized leaders of sustainable urban transformation in Europe, the winner of the 2019 award will receive 10 000 Euros. The winner will also receive free entry and a presentation at the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns taking place in Mannheim (Germany) from 30 September – 2 October 2020.

The competition is open to any local or regional authority, or civil society organisation located in an EU Member State, EEA country or EU candidate or accession country that has endorsed the Basque Declaration. Submit your application by 31 July.

To endorse the Basque Declaration, and enter a Transformative Action to the competition, visit the Sustainable Cities Platform.