Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

How to participate?

How to participate?

National, regional, or local authorities or public-private partnerships from all EU countries plus Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey can participate in the European Enterprise Promotion Awards.

Who can participate?

Eligible entities include national organisations, towns, cities, regions, and communities, as well as public-private partnerships between public authorities and entrepreneurs, educational programmes, and business organisations.

Cross-border initiatives will be accepted as long as they have been nominated jointly by all countries involved.

Selection process

The competition has two stages. Applicants must first compete at national level to be eligible to compete at European level. For the national competition, each country will select two entries to be nominated for the European competition.

A shortlist of nominees will be chosen by a European jury. All nominees from the national and European competitions will be invited to attend the awards ceremony. The ceremony recognises the winners for their efforts and gives them the opportunity to present themselves in a pan-European environment.

The closing dates for entries to the national selection are set by each country. For further information on how to get involved in the future, contact your national representative:

Belgique België Belgien (171 kB)България (174 kB)Česká republika (167 kB)Danmark (161 kB)
Crna Goro (168 kB)Deutschland (167 kB)Eesti (162 kB)Ireland (169 kB)
Ελλάδα (184 kB)España (166 kB)France (171 kB)Hrvatska (178 kB)
Italia (170 kB)Κύπρος (184 kB)Latvija (171 kB)Lietuva (286 kB)
Luxembourg Luxemburg (172 kB)Magyarország (245 kB)Malti (183 kB)Montenegro (168 kB)
Nederland (166 kB)Österreich (168 kB)Polska (174 kB)Portugal (246 kB)
România (247 kB)Serbia (170 kB)Slovenija (166 kB)Slovensko (176 kB)
Suomi (167 kB)Sverige (164 kB)Iceland (169 kB)Turkey (169 kB)
United Kingdom (168 kB)   

Selection criteria

  • Originality and feasibility
  • The impact they have on the local economy
  • The improvement of local stakeholder relations
  • Transferability of the project to other regions in Europe.