In recognition of the importance of creating sustainable, resilient, and liveable cities, the 2021 Transformative Action Award rewards transformative actions carried out by European cities, regions, or civil society organisations that use the 15 pathways of the Basque Declaration to bring about the socio-cultural, socio-economic, and technological transformation of their community.
The actions taken reflect local or regional contributions to the implementation of international goals and commitments, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Climate Agreement, and the European Green Deal.
One of the pathways that cities, regions, and civil society organisations are invited to submit Transformative Actions through centres on sustainable urban mobility. The jury is looking for examples of innovative, green transport concepts that have helped create sustainable communities.
In addition to joining previous winners Katowice (Poland), Lousada, (Portugal), Ghent (Belgium), and Nilüfer (Turkey) as recognised leaders of sustainable urban transformation in Europe, the winner of the 2021 award will receive €10,000 to help initiate further transformative actions in their city or region.
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 that has endorsed the Basque Declaration and Mannheim Message. The application deadline is 31 July 2021.
For more information about the award and how to apply, click here.
Author: Robert Morrow