The Emerging Europe Awards is an initiative to showcase the best of the emerging Europe region and to promote the values of vision, empowerment and leadership.
Building on Emerging Europe‘s mission of supporting the economic and social growth of the region, we are organising the Emerging Europe Awards — a high-profile programme to acknowledge those who consistently work towards and contribute most to its growth.
The Awards categories take into account the following key elements: Raising Awareness, Social Development and Economic Growth. There are also awards for individuals who have contributed to the development of the region.
There are 17 awards categories in total, of which 13 are chosen by a jury, two are chosen by the Emerging Europe Council and two are chosen using Emerging Europe’s research.
The Awards culminates with a conference and presentation ceremony at the headquarters of the EBRD in London on June 28, 2019, preceded by a cocktail reception at the Houses of Parliament/Palace of Westminster on the evening of June 27.
The first edition of the Emerging Europe Awards attracted almost 600 applicants, made over four million social media impressions and was attended by more than 350 participants. Each winner received a trophy representing the 23 countries, specially designed by two Hungarian arts students.