8 November 2018

2018 Transformative Action Award Ceremony to take place at the European Committee of the Regions

The 2018 Tranformative Action Award Ceremony is set to take place on 15 November 2018 at 12:30 (CET) in the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Brussels (Belgium). The award ceremony, organised by ICLEI, the Basque Country and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank, rewards current or concluded Transformative Actions that address the pathways of the Basque Declaration related to three categories: socio-cultural transformation, socio-economic transformation, and technological transformation.

Speaking about the upcoming event, President of the Committee of the Regions Karl-Heinz Lambertz, said: “The European Committee of the Regions is proud to host the Transformative Action Award which celebrates the ambition of cities and municipalities to create sustainable communities. By showcasing some of the most innovative projects in Europe, it sends a clear message that local democracy and citizen engagement are the driving force for a sustainable future.”

The shortlisted candidates for this year’s award includethe City of Bologna (Italy), for entering into collaborative pacts with their citizens in order to increase civic engagement and regenerate urban commons, the City of Ghent (Belgium), for seeking to transform the city’s local food system through participative governance models, and the City of Tirana (Albania), for increasing urban green space around the city, to counteract urban sprawl.

For more information about the Transformative Action Award and the shortlisted candidates, click here.