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How to apply

The Natura 2000 Award is dedicated to rewarding excellence in the management and promotion of the Natura 2000 network and its objectives.  It also aims to show-case activities related to Natura 2000 resulting in benefits for the local economy.  To this end, the European Commission is encouraging applications that demonstrate success and deserve to be show-cased across the European Union.

2014 will be the first year of the European Natura 2000 Award, and it will be an annual event.  Each year, winners will be selected within several different categories, one winner for each category.

Guidelines for applicants

The Guidelines will help you to prepare your application. Please take time to read them thoroughly before filling in the application form.

Guidelinespdf(308 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 


If you have questions about how to apply, how to use the application form, or any other issue, please consult the FAQs first, as you are likely to find the answer to your question there.

Frequently Asked Questionspdf(296 kB)

Deadline for submission of applications


Need help? Contact the Natura 2000 Award Secretariat

Apply here