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 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, contact your national representative:

Belgique België Belgien Belgium (118 kB)България (135 kB)Česká republika (113 kB)Danmark (101 kB)
Crna Goro (165 kB)Deutschland (114 kB)Eesti (102 kB)Iceland (117 kB)
Ireland (115 kB)Ελλάδα (132 kB)España (116 kB)France (117 kB)
Hrvatska (131 kB)Italia (117 kB)Κύπρος Cyprus (131 kB)Latvija (119 kB)
Lietuva (119 kB)Luxembourg Luxemburg (119 kB)Magyarország (141 kB)Malti Maltese (127 kB)
Nederland (114 kB)Österreich (116 kB)Polska (122 kB)Portugal (137 kB)
România (144 kB)Serbia (118 kB)Slovenija (112 kB)Slovensko (124 kB)
Suomi Finland (114 kB)Sverige (112 kB)Turkey (117 kB)Ukraine (117 kB)
United Kingdom (110 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.