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How to participate

How to participate

National, regional, or local authorities or public-private partnerships from all EU countries plus Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine 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 2 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, consult the table below to contact your national representative.

Belgique België Belgien Belgium (189 kB) България (207 kB) Česká republika (161 kB) Danmark (137 kB)
Crna Goro (239 kB) Deutschland (127 kB) Eesti (145 kB) Iceland (191 kB)
Ireland (194 kB) Ελλάδα (334 kB) España (164 kB) France (182 kB)
Hrvatska (206 kB) Italia (144 kB) Κύπρος Cyprus (324 kB) Latvija (164 kB)
Lietuva (198 kB) Luxembourg Luxemburg (184 kB) Magyarország (198 kB) Malti Maltese (172 kB)
Nederland (126 kB) Österreich (129 kB) Polska (211 kB) Portugal (191 kB)
România (169 kB) Serbia (185 kB) Slovenija (145 kB) Slovensko (187 kB)
Suomi Finland (180 kB) Sverige (123 kB) Turkey (186 kB) Ukraine (164 kB)
United Kingdom (160 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.