The aim of the PLATFORMAwards is to reward excellence in cities and regions’ international action. If you are a town, city, province or region in the European Union cooperating with one or more local or regional government from a partner country in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe or the Middle East you can apply to win the production of a €15,000 video to promote your cooperation project worldwide (first prize only).

This time, the PLATFORMAwards aim to reward partnerships contributing to the mutual development of the parties and, specifically, to the implementation of one or several of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Members of the jury select three winners from among the nominees. The following themes will be particularly monitored:

  • Local democracy
  • Active citizenship
  • Multi-stakeholder approach
  • Strategic approach
  • Development effectiveness and policy coherence
  • Gender equality
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Localization of the SDGs

Other prizes include a free entrance to the Congress of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) in Innsbruck (Austria, 6-8 May 2020), a trip to Brussels to discover the EU district and take part in 2020 edition of the European Development Days (EDD) and access to the PLATFORMA network and expertise in workshops and conferences.

Applications are open until 30 January 2020. For further information on how to apply please visit: