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 from an expert jury and European citizens, the Awards highlight 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 Résidence Palace Hotel, 5 minutes away from the European Commission’s Charlemagne building.


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 nine final nominees (finalists) were chosen and four winners. Start planning your entry now for the next Awards.


Enter your project for a chance to share it with an EU-wide audience. Nominees 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 your work, while increasing your visibility among Conference attendees, the press and the general public.