The annual EWWR Awards ceremony is an event created to reward the most outstanding actions carried out in each EWWR edition. Each year, Coordinators, Action Developers and anyone interested in the EWWR gather during one evening to celebrate the EWWR and its participants. A Jury of European professionals working in the environmental sector selects finalists and winners amongst all the many inspiring EWWR actions! The Awards are an amazing opportunity to put the spotlight on some of the EWWR most committed Action Developer.
The EWWR Awards Ceremony
The EWWR rewards one action from each of the following categories:
- Public administration and organisation
- Association/NGO and body/organisation of public interest
- Educational Establishment
Additionally, a European Special Prize will be awarded to the action that best contributed to a European spirit, for instance by organising cross-country collaboration on waste reduction.
Action Developers interested in entering their action into the review and selection process for the EWWR Awards have to indicate so on the registration form. This allows them to share the best aspects of their actions. After each edition of the EWWR, each Coordinator then pre-selects a maximum of 6 great actions that took place in their area (one per category).
The pre-selection is based on the following criteria:
- Visibility and communicational aspects
- Quality of content
- Originality and exemplarity
- Lasting impact & follow-up
The EWWR Jury is composed of personalities from the environmental sector who are recognised at the European level, as well as professionals in the field of waste management. They are in charge of examining the shortlisted actions (those pre-selected by the EWWR Coordinators) and of designating a winner in each of the 5 categories, according to the above-mentioned criteria.
Discover the jury for the EWWR Awards 2016:
- Administrations/Public Authorities: Peter Defranceschi, Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
- Associations/NGOs: Piotr Barczak, European Environmetal Bureau (EEB)
- Business/Industry: Michael Steurer, Eurochambres
- Educational Establishments: Yukiko Tsuburaya, Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)
- Citizen(s): Simona Bonafè, European Parliament (EP)
- Other: Gunther Wolff, European Commission (EC)