The Mediterranean Sustainability Award aims to promote an inclusive transition to sustainability in the Mediterranean. In this first edition, the award recognises success stories of sustainable businesses and public authorities supporting them.
There are many awards highlighting eco-innovations in Europe, but the benchmarking study conducted by SCP/RAC highlighted that there aren’t as many awards recognising these kinds of achievements in Southern Mediterranean countries.
The award will shine a light on sustainable businesses from Southern Mediterranean countries that contribute to sustainable and fair consumption and production models. Therefore, the core selection criteria will be related to environmental, social and economic value creation.
Moreover, the award aims to raise awareness about the challenges that sustainable entrepreneurs face, such as the lack of access to non-reimbursable funds in the region or the lack of knowledge transfer, as well as the important role of other actors in working together and strengthening the supporting ecosystem.
For the 2021 edition, the categories invited to apply are A) Sustainable Businesses (both at early and growth stage) and B) Public Authorities.
The prize will consist of a cash award of 10,000€ or 15,000€ for Sustainable Businesses and an honorary award combined with a study visit for the Public Authorities.
The call for applications will be opened during the month of May for 30 days, and the winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony organised in Autumn.