About the awards competition


The EU Sustainable Energy Awards recognise outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables. Nominees/finalists are chosen from a shortlist of the year’s most successful projects for clean, secure and efficient energy. With prizes awarded by an expert jury and European citizens, the Awards competition highlights new ways to shape Europe’s energy future.


The Awards Ceremony takes place on the first day of the EU Sustainable Energy Week Policy Conference. After the Ceremony, a networking cocktail will be held, where Conference participants can meet the winners and runners to discuss their ideas.


The Awards Ceremony will take place in the European Commission's Charlemagne building. It is located 5 minutes on foot from Residence Palace, the second venue of EUSEW 2018.


Anyone in the EU can submit a recent project – from a local initiative to an industry-wide programme – that could help citizens, industry and the public sector work towards the Energy Union. Last year, hundreds of contenders submitted projects, from which twelve final nominees (finalists) and five winners were chosen. To enter the Awards competition this year or nominate a project, see the section Nominate/Apply for an Award.


Enter your project for a chance to share it with an EU-wide audience. Finalists will present their projects on the EUSEW website, and meet key policymakers and stakeholders at the EUSEW Policy Conference. An Award from the expert jury or the public Citizens’ Award gives a prestigious seal of approval to the winning projects, while increasing their visibility among Conference attendees, the press and the general public.