The Emerging Europe Leaders’ Meeting & Awards is an initiative to showcase the best of the emerging Europe region and to promote the values of leadership, empowerment and achievement.
Building on Emerging Europe‘s mission of supporting the economic and social growth of the region, we are organising the Emerging Europe Leaders’ Meeting & 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 as well as recognising Leaders. There are also awards for individuals who have contributed to the development of the region.
There are 18 awards categories in total, of which 13 are chosen by a jury, two are chosen by the Emerging Europe Council, one by Emerging Europe and two are chosen using Emerging Europe’s research.
The Emerging Europe Leaders’ Meeting & Awards is a conference and presentation ceremony in Brussels on June 25, 2020.
The first edition of the Emerging Europe Leaders’ Meeting & Awards attracted almost 600 applicants. In 2019 the number almost doubled reaching nearly 1,000. Each winner received a trophy representing the 23 countries, specially designed by two Hungarian arts students.