Rules of the award

Rules of the Award


1. Initiatives must have been undertaken from the 01 January 2015 until today. These initiatives can be terminated or still be ongoing at the moment of the launch of the call for applications.

2. The application can be submitted from 15 May to 30 June 2017 (23.59 CET/ Brussels time).

3. In applying for the EU Health Award, the applicant accepts that he or she has read, understood and agreed with the competition rules.

4. After submitting the application, participants will receive an automatic confirmation by e-mail. Only after this confirmation, are you considered an applicant for the EU Health Award. There will be no individual confirmation e-mail regarding the eligibility of the submitted experience or initiative.

5. 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 a reasonable time limit, the European Commission reserves the right to disqualify the applicant.

6. The European Commission reserves the right to not communicate the shortlisted applicants to the wider public until the day of the award ceremony.

7. The European Commission reserves the right to reject any application that does not comply with the requirements of the competition.

8. The European Commission reserves the right to use the initiatives and selected good practices (including photographs and illustrations) entered in the competition in publicity materials. Information on the good practices might also be distributed to the media, as well as being used for the promotion of the European Commission, the EU Health Policy Platform or the EU Health Award in any form.

9. The good practices shortlisted as well as 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. It might also be shared on social networks and on the internet including information about the non-governmental body that is submitting the initiative.

10. All persons working for the European Commission, the jurors of the EU Health Award as well as their family members or organisation members, are excluded from participating in the competition.

11. All decisions made by the Jury are final and irrevocable.

12. The European Commission reserves the right to leave the winning or any of the two runners-up places unattributed, if applications presented do not comply with the requirements detailed above or with the expected quality.


The winner of the competition and the two runners-up will receive:

  • 1st prize: 20 000 €
  • 2nd prize: 15 000 €
  • 3rd prize: 10 000 €

Award Ceremony and EU Health Policy Platform

All the shortlisted candidates will be invited to a specific award ceremony or to another big public health event which will include the EU Health Award Ceremony.

All applicants are encouraged to join the EU Health Policy Platform to engage in the discussions of health issues of common interest with international, European, national and regional stakeholders and the European Commission. The link to the Platform is Information about the EU Health Award for NGOs 2017 on Vaccination will be made available in the Platform.