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Responsible Island Prize

Responsive Island Prize

Hasta el martes, 29 de septiembre de 2020 a las 12:00

Blue Deal - CEEI Valencia

Blue Deal - CEEI Valencia

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Reward achievements in renewable energy production on the islands.

What is the 'Responsible Island' award?

This award will reward achievements in local renewable energy production for electricity, heating, cooling and transportation on the islands.

The name of the award refers to the combination of renewable energy (RES) and responsibility.

Why is there an award?

The islands often have high local energy costs, but can benefit from the transition to renewable energy sources in many ways.

These include, among others, the creation of local jobs and opportunities for sustainable tourism.

There are more than 2000 inhabited islands in the EU. They are ideal test laboratories for developing innovative energy technologies and can serve as energy transition models for small communities at large.

The prize will be awarded based on:

    The share of renewable energy produced by innovative energy technologies
    Sustainability and environmental and socioeconomic impact
    Citizen and community participation
    Replicability of the solution

The award should inspire other islands and communities outside the network to show how small local communities can transition to sustainable energy systems.

Prize value

    1st place: € 500,000
    2nd place: € 250,000
    3rd place: € 100,000

Who can apply:

The contest is open to islands located within the territory of an EU country, including overseas countries and territories or countries associated with Horizon 2020.

It is open to any legal entity or group of legal entities that represents the respective island.

How to request it:

Participants can apply for the contest online. You can find all the details in the following documents.

Horizon 2020 work program 2018 - 2020

CONTACT: For more information, send an email to:
[email protected]

     March 19, 2019: Opening of the contest.
     September 26, 2019: 1st deadline for submitting applications
     1st quarter of 2020: 2019 award prize

     September 29, 2020: 2nd deadline for submitting applications
     1st quarter of 2021: Delivery of the 2020 Prize
 The contest rules for the 2020 Prize will be published soon.
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