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Rules of the Award
- Practices submitted under this call must not have ended before 1 January 2016. These initiatives can be terminated or still be ongoing at the moment of the launch of the call for applications. Practices submitted must be implemented for a long enough period to demonstrate improvements in comparison to the starting point and have a beneficial impact.
- The application can be submitted from 1 April 2019 to 13 May 2019 at 11.00 AM (morning) CET/ Brussels time.
- In applying for the EU Health Award, the applicant accepts that he or she has read, understood and agreed with the competition rules.
- After submitting the application, participants will receive an automatic confirmation by e-mail. Only after this confirmation, a participant is considered an applicant for the EU Health Award. There will be no individual confirmation e-mail regarding the eligibility of the submitted initiative.
- Shortlisted applicants might be asked to send further information on their initiative and their organisation, to be assessed in more detail by the Jury. If this information is not delivered within the time limit set in the request, the European Commission reserves the right to disqualify the applicant.
- The European Commission reserves the right to not communicate the shortlisted applicants to the wider public until the day of the award ceremony.
- The European Commission reserves the right to reject any application that does not comply with the requirements of the competition.
- The European Commission reserves the right to use the practices (including photographs and illustrations) entered in the competition in publicity materials and the Commission websites in accordance with the privacy statement included in the submission form. Information on the practices submitted could also be distributed to the media, and used for the promotion of the European Commission, the EU Health Policy Platform or the EU Health Award in any form.
- The practices shortlisted as well as the testimonies and/or pictures of applicants will be published in the EU Health Award page, the EU Health Policy Platform and any other suitable Commission services’ websites. They could also be shared on social networks, including information about the schools, NGOs and/or cities submitting the initiative.
- All decisions on the merit made by the Jury are final and irrevocable.
- The European Commission reserves the right to leave the winning of any of the three categories (cities, NGOs and schools) unattributed, if applications presented do not comply with the requirements detailed above or with the expected quality.
- The Commission shall not be held liable for any damage caused or sustained by any of the participants, including any damage caused to third parties as a consequence of or during the implementation of the activities related to the contest.
- The participants accept that, if they are awarded the prize, the Commission, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the Court of Auditors may carry out checks and audits in relation to the contest and the received prize.
- The contest is governed by the applicable European Union law complemented, where necessary, by the law of Luxembourg. The General Court or, on appeal, the Court of Justice of the European Union, shall have sole jurisdiction to hear any dispute between the Union and any participant concerning the interpretation, application or validity of the rules of this contest, if such dispute cannot be settled amicably.
- Payment of prizes: the Commission will request specific documents from the winner in each category in order to proceed with the payment of the prize. The deadline for the winners to submit the requested documents is end of November 2019. Upon reception of the correct and original documents, the payment of the prize will normally take place within 45 days.
This privacy statement applies to the EU Health Award.