We are reaching out to let you know that the Call for entries for the 2022 Emerging Europe Awards is now open, and will remain so until March 15. We kindly ask for your support in finding the most creative, innovative and hard-working initiatives, organisations and individuals in the emerging Europe region.
The Future of Emerging Europe programme, which includes the Awards, has been run by Emerging Europe, a London-based growth hub focused on 23 countries of Central and South-Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, since 2018.
The Emerging Europe Awards celebrates the outstanding efforts of those who consistently work towards the economic and social development of the region and contribute most to its growth. The awards ceremony takes place within the framework of the fifth edition of the Future of Emerging Europe Summit & Awards, to be held on June 23, 2022, in Brussels.
In 2021, the work of more than 60 NGOs, businesses and individuals was recognised, highlighting best practice, innovation and courage across the region. Awardees included Svetlana Tikhanovskaya as Public Figure of the Year, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology – EIT Health Regional Innovation Scheme as the Regional Collaboration Initiative of the Year, and the city of Łódź as Business Friendly-City of the Year.
If you are aware of any individuals, businesses and organisations from across Central and South-Eastern Europe and the Caucasus that should have their work acknowledged, please let us know. You are invited to submit your entries here.
We would also appreciate your support in disseminating this call throughout the emerging Europe region.
Winners, split across Emerging Europe’s five pillars, based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (People, Planet, Prosperity, Partnership, and Peace), are chosen by the global Emerging Europe community: in all more than 8,000 votes were cast for the various nominees in 2021. Winners of other categories, including the Investment Promotion Agency of the Year and the Business-Friendly City, are selected based on Emerging Europe’s research, while the Professor Günter Verheugen Award and the Princess Marina Sturdza Award are selected by the Emerging Europe Council. The Public Figure of the Year is chosen by the Emerging Europe editorial team.