Applications for the Emerging Europe Awards are now closed.
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 as the result of Emerging Europe’s research.
This category is open to companies from the region with no foreign capital that strengthened their operations outside the region in 2018, organically or through acquisition.
This category is open to companies from the region that strengthened their operations and/or expanded to new countries within the emerging Europe region in 2018, organically or through acquisition.
This category assesses investment projects which have had a positive impact on the country or local area in which they have been implemented or completed, in 2018.
This category looks at R&D investment projects established in a country in the emerging Europe region in 2018, which uses local talent and expertise thus creating highly-skilled jobs.
This category is open to companies and entities operating in emerging Europe, which have implemented innovative practices or technologies in their products, services or processes in 2018, resulting in a significant improvement in the effectiveness or results of their business, sector or industry.
This category assesses strategies of municipal investment promotion departments or agencies in 2018, evaluating their creativity, effectiveness and success.
This category assesses national, regional and municipal tourism promotion campaigns in 2018, focusing on their creativity, effectiveness and success.
This category assesses the performance of 23 national agencies promoting their countries as an attractive foreign direct investment destination in two areas — communications and enquiry handling.
This category looks at six aspects — business climate, infrastructure and connectivity, pool of talent, quality of life, local authorities’ support and economic potential in a survey run amongst global location experts.
This category covers projects which have transformed a building, public space or community in 2018, bringing a neglected place back to life, creating sustainable use and/or conserving heritage.
This category is open to start-ups whose purpose is to improve people’s lives. The start-up should have been set up after January 2016 and have majority stakeholders from the emerging Europe region.
This category covers initiatives in 2018, whose goals are to increase young people’s opportunities, awareness, self-confidence and engagement in society.
This category is open to entities whose initiatives promoted inclusion and equal treatment of individuals or groups regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious beliefs, in 2018.
This category is open to initiatives in 2018 by or for the elderly, which helped them take an active part in society or business.
This category is open to young people, no older than 30 years old on 31st January 2018, who — through politics, social activism, another influencing activity or by their own example — influenced society in their community, country or in the wider region, for the better, in 2018.
The laureate of this Award is chosen by the Emerging Europe Council and is presented to a major figure from outside the emerging Europe region who has contributed greatly to its development.
The laureate of this Award is chosen by the Emerging Europe Council and is presented to a major figure from within the emerging Europe region who has contributed greatly to its development.
The nominees will be chosen by the jury in spring 2019. To see the nominees from the Emerging Europe Awards 2018 please click here.