The Emerging Europe Awards embody the values of VISION — creating an inspiring road map of the region’s prosperous growth, EMPOWERMENT — making the region stronger and more confident to thrive, and LEADERSHIP — seeking continuous improvement and setting the bar high.

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Awards 2018 in numbers

11

11

Categories

100+

100+

Press articles and posts

110

110

Nominees

300+

300+

Attendees

577

577

Applicants

4m+

4m+

#EEAwards social media impressions

Winners 2018

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Günter Verheugen

  • Investment Promotion Agency

    Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Lithuania

  • R&D Initiative

    R&D Initiative

    Siemens

  • Global Market Champion

    Global Market Champion

    Solaris

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Amazon

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    City of Wrocław

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Ljubljana

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    New Bazaar Tirana

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Deepdee

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Teach for Armenia

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    We Care Men Care Georgia

  • Emerging Europe Trophy

    Emerging Europe Trophy

    Barbara Szöke & Bálint Szalai

    Strategic Partner

    PwC Logo
    • I am delighted to be part of the Emerging Europe Awards.The initiative matches what we at GE also aim to create: strong cooperation with local authorities and businesses which have demonstrated excellence in raising awareness, social progress and economic development. Through the awards we truly are supporting the development of the region.
      Peter Stracar
      Peter Stracar
      CEO
      -
      GE Europe
    • "Our involvement has provided us with many great opportunities to build relationships with representatives of businesses, governments, investment promotion agencies and financial institutions working across CEE. The first edition was a great success. PwC is not only continuing to stay involved for the 2019 edition but expanding the scope of our participation - and I strongly encourage leading organisations to get involved."
      Jeffery McMillan
      Jeffery McMillan
      Global Head of Communications
      -
      PwC
    • I am very glad to receive such a prestigious award. We are proud that Solaris is a brand enjoying global recognition and appreciation. The Global Champion of the Year award is a wonderful confirmation of that fact, placing us in the elite group of top enterprises that won in 2018, including giants like Amazon and Siemens.
      Dariusz Michalak
      Dariusz Michalak
      Deputy CEO
      -
      Solaris Bus & Coach
    • I'm so proud of winning such a prestigious and independent award, especially considering the very high standard of all other nominees in our category.
      Roman Valny
      Roman Valny
      CEO
      -
      Siemens Czech Republic
    • Winning the Emerging Europe Awards will make Wrocław more popular among professionals and lure talent to our city.
      Karolina Grzyb
      Karolina Grzyb
      Deputy Director
      -
      Wrocław Agglomeration Development Agency
    • Receiving an Emerging Europe Award is a huge honour. I’ve come as one but I’m here on behalf of tens of thousands.
      Larisa Hovannisian
      Larisa Hovannisian
      Founder
      -
      Teach for Armenia
    • The Emerging Europe Awards opened a new horizon to me, a horizon where young people and youth workers as myself have their say, where our achievements are celebrated, where we are perceived as equal partners on the path of progress of emerging Europe.
      Ana Alibegova
      Ana Alibegova
      Director of Program Development
      -
      MladiInfo, Macedonia
    • This is my first lifetime achievement award and I have very mixed feelings,” he joked when receiving the award. “So let’s call it an award for lifetime achievement so far.I will continue to work, and while and I’m not in a position to make decisions anymore, a couple of weeks ago I became aware that there is now a new position, called influencer. I see myself as an influencer for the future of Europe.
      Günter Verheugen
      Günter Verheugen
      former Vice-President
      -
      European Commission

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