The Emerging Europe Awards takes place on 25 June 2020 in Brussels. Click on the right link for detailed information about the programme and the venues.
To submit an entry, please go to Categories, choose the category you’d like to apply in, then click Apply and open a form. Take your time to read all the questions before you start answering the questions and prepare the answers thoroughly. Once you submit your application you will not be able to update it.
Yes, English is the official language of the Emerging Europe Awards and all answers must be provided in English. We advise having a native speaker check the application before it’s submitted.
The applications are open for candidates from 23 countries of the emerging Europe region: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.
The application is free of charge. But you can also become a sponsor, if of interest. Being a sponsor does not mean you will win an award.
The timeline as well as all the deadlines are listed on the Process and Timeline page here.
If you would like to submit your application after the closing date, please contact Andrew Wrobel at firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot guarantee that a late application will be accepted.
If you are not sure which category to apply in, do read the descriptions of all the categories that you think might be right for you. Also, read the application forms which provide additional information as well as ask detailed questions. If you are still not certain please contact Andrew Wrobel at email@example.com.
Yes, each applicant can apply in more than one category, but with a different project.
Yes, as an agency you can apply on your client’s behalf, especially in categories like the Tourism Campaign. You must, however, have the client’s prior approval.
Yes, government agencies, non-profit organisations and foundations are welcome to submit their projects in the corresponding categories.
At Emerging Europe Awards, not only winners are distinguished; All Nominations that move past the first vote are also promoted widely via our media and association partners, both before and after the ceremony. In addition, the benefits of researching, writing, and supporting your entries themselves are significant. You’ll develop succinct, compelling stories of achievement that can be used elsewhere to help tell your corporate story.
There will be 5 finalists in each category. The final list of nominees will be published in April 2020.
Following the judging process, all companies and individuals will be notified by email. Nominees will be announced on the Emerging Europe Awards website and in the marketing email.
A team of Emerging Europe experts will carefully analyse each application and choose nominees in each category. The full list of nominees will be published on the Emerging Europe Awards website in the second half of April 2020.
Yes. The organisers confirm that only authorised jurors will review entries, and that information about nominees is not released to anyone else without prior approval.
JURY & VOTING
For all categories except the ‘National Investment Promotion Agency of the Year’, the ‘Business-Friendly City,’ the Public Figure of the Year and the two ‘Lifetime Achievement’, the winners will be chosen by jury vote.
Each category will have its own jury made up of high-level professionals inside and outside the region who know the category well.
Jury members vote electronically by sending their choices directly to the Auditor. Voting is anonymous. Emerging Europe is not involved in this process and is only informed of the winners. The top 3 (three) in each category will be announced at the Leaders’ Meeting and Awards ceremony in Brussels on June 25, 2020, with the winner invited onto the stage to collect the award.
The Jury votes online, therefore no one affects others’ votes, choosing their top 3 in every category. Jury members vote electronically by sending their choices directly to the Auditor. Voting is anonymous. Emerging Europe is not involved in this process and is only informed of the winners.
The international „Emerging Europe Awards” Jury is composed of renowned experts – professionals, industry experts and academics. A jury member must be an expert in or have in-depth knowledge of the category in question. Emerging Europe will publish the list of jury members after the nominees are announced.
The Jury Members do not pay any fee associated with their function, nor do they receive any remuneration. However, all the Jury members are profiled as sector or industry experts with photo and bio on the Emerging Europe Awards website. Jury Members are of course welcome to attend the Awards Ceremony and all other associated events opened to the general public.
To apply to be a juror, please contact Andrew Wrobel at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline is on 25 May 2019.
Yes, the Members of the Jury are welcome to attend the Ceremony and all associated events opened to the general public.
To receive the official title of the Emerging Europe Awards Partner, please contact Emiliano Ramos at email@example.com
All Partners of Emerging Europe Awards are listed on the Partners page.
By entering a partnership with Emerging Europe Awards, you will increase your brand position with key influencers, industry decision makers and government figures. The Emerging Europe Awards’ Partners will have top priority in terms of time, exposure and opportunity before, during and after the events. The Emerging Europe Awards present investors with an excellent marketing opportunity – The build-up to the Awards, allows participating sponsors, partners and advertisers to market their company’s services and build brand awareness with maximum exposure.
As a Partner, you will join speakers, media and government representatives in exclusive events, such as a cocktail reception at the Palace of Westminster; sessions with the media, governments from CEE and the UK and keynote speakers. Everything is carefully planned to ensure that every pound you invest in the programme and every minute of your time in London helps you reach your business, communications and public relations goals. The Awards will be supported by a strategic marketing campaign involving all of Emerging Europe’s channels and an unparalleled network of business media partners from each of the 23 countries covered in the programme.
Emerging Europe Awards Partners receive a guaranteed number of scheduled meetings with potential partners and influencers meetings: The Partner gets access to the attendees’ list and opportunity to request pre-scheduled meetings and is listed in the event registration website, so attendees can request meetings Outbound meetings: access to the Emerging Europe Awards provides detailed advance information about all participating executives and their strategic business needs through a secure platform. A sophisticated scheduling system enables delegates and providers to select one-to-one business meetings that fit their current priorities and preferences.
The Awards will be promoted by a targeted and strategic marketing campaign. Our official broadcasting partners are the most important media partners of the 23 countries from the region to build maximum exposure through Emerging Europe’s channels, as well as the media patrons’ channels, social media broadcasts, videos and photos during gala presentation so your company is actively promoted in a real-time campaign. Post-event final event publication and reviews are published on all SM platforms being used by the organisers’ partners are mentioned and promoted.
The winner receives a trophy and recognition during the Emerging Europe Awards Ceremony. In addition to benefits of promoting your success via our media partners, winning the Emerging Europe Award marks you out as a leader in your field in the CEE region. In addition to your trophy and a certificate of recognition, you will receive a winner’s pack which includes your awards winner logo, photos and ideas on how to publicise your success. The awards ceremony will be filmed and photographed, and winners will have access to these resources to help them celebrate their wins and generate awareness of their achievement.
All applicants and nominees are welcome to attend the programme on 25 June
Yes, the Ceremony is open to the general public – journalists, business representatives, government and public figures, professionals and jury members.
Yes, you are invited to the Awards Ceremony as the Partner of Awards.
The Ceremony is open to the general public – journalists, business representatives, government and public figures, professionals and jury members. See ‘Get tickets’ section.
Emerging Europe does not cover the costs of transport and accommodation for nominees, jury members, partners or participants. We recommend a selection of hotels located near the venues but the choice of accommodation is entirely left to the participants.
No, the organiser does not play for flights and accommodation for the finalists, however can provide logistic and visa support (if needed).
The Awards Ceremony is opened for journalists, Partners, VIP guests and speakers — as well as those with Gold and Platinum passes.
Yes, the organiser provides support in applying for a visa to enter the United Kingdom. We send an invitation that can be submitted with the visa application. However, Emerging Europe does not have any influence on the final outcome of the visa application process.
All news and updates are available in the News section and on social media: Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
You can also read about the Awards on Emerging Europe and in other media outlets. In 2018 and 2019, over 150 of them covered the Awards.
#EEAwards. In 2018 and 2019 the hashtag had almost 7 million impressions on Twitter alone.