The Emerging Europe Awards embodies the values of LEADERSHIP — seeking continuous improvement and setting the bar high, as well as EMPOWERMENT and ACHIEVEMENT — making the region stronger and more confident to thrive.
Originally scheduled to take place on June 25 at the European Parliament in Brussels, the Awards ceremony will now not take place this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 65 final nominees in the 13 categories chosen by jury will be announced by the end of April 2020. The jury will then vote online in early June. All winners will be announced on the Emerging Europe site at 1700 BST on June 25. Before that, on April 30, Emerging Europe will announce the laureate in the Public Figure of the Year category, chosen by Emerging Europe, and on May 31 the laureates of the Princess Marina Sturdza and Professor Günter Verheugen Awards, selected by the Emerging Europe Council.
The Emerging Europe 2020 Awards have attracted over 1,150 applications, submitted by individuals, businesses, public organisations and NGOs from 23 countries across Central and Southeastern Europe and the Caucasus.