ICLEI | Less than two weeks left to apply for the 2020 Transformative Action Award

With less than two weeks left before applications close, don’t miss your chance to become recognised as a leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2020 Transformative Action Award.

The award, co-organised by ICLEI, the Basque Country, and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) rewards ongoing or concluded Transformative Actions that use the 15 pathways outlined in the Basque Declaration to bring about the socio-cultural, socio-economic, and technological transformation of societies.

Actions under the following topic areas are welcomed: decarbonisation, urban mobility, biodiversity, greenfield land and natural space, water resources and air quality, climate change, public space, housing, social inclusion and integration, and local economies and employment.

The competition is open to any local or regional authority or civil society organisation located in an EU Member State, EEA country, EU candidate or accession country, or in the United Kingdom. Applicants must be endorsers of the Basque Declaration, and the deadline to apply is Midnight CEST, 31 July 2020.

This year, in light of the challenges many towns and cities face because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in recognition of the ways in which they have used sustainability measures to adapt and respond to the crisis, the eligibility criteria of the Transformative Action Award have been broadened. Namely, this year, the Action needs to be in place for only one month at the time of submission. In addition, temporary sustainability measures will be accepted, but the applicant needs to illustrate how these measures are consistent with broader city level planning, and there needs to be plans in place to make them permanent post pandemic.

For more information and to learn more about how to endorse the Basque Declaration and apply for the Award, click here.

Source: Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), 20 July 2020