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 European Week of Waste Reduction Awards ceremony coming up 25 June 2020  

16 projects from 10 different countries are competing for an award in five categories and a European Special Prize 

The annual European Week of Waste Reduction (EWWR) awards ceremony will take place online on 25 June from 2 to 4pm. We invite you to click here to register. The event will start with a statement of Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries. Deputy-Mayor of Budapest Kata TÜTTŐ is the representative of European Committee of the Regions in the jury this year. Click here to discover the 16 finalists.

Out of 80 nominations put forward by national and regional EWWR coordinators from all across Europe and beyond, 16 actions have been shortlisted by a jury composed of six environmental experts and practitioners working with different aspects of environmental sustainability. Amongst them is the member of the European Committee of the Regions and Deputy-Mayor of Budapest Kata TÜTTŐ.

The 16 finalists come from ten different countries: Greece, Belgium, Croatia, Spain, Germany, France, Monaco, Italy, The Netherlands and Turkey. These are the award categories:

  • public administrations and organisations;
  • businesses;
  • NGOs/associations;
  • citizens;
  • educational establishments. 

The jury also selected the winner of the European Special Prize, which rewards the action that best exemplifies the European spirit of cooperation towards waste prevention.

The jury's selection is based on the following criteria:

  • communication and visibility;
  • the quality of the content;
  • originality;
  • the impact of the action.

Please click here to discover the 16 finalists.

The (EWWR) awards ceremony is organised to reward the most outstanding waste reduction actions carried out during each edition of the EWWR. More than 16,500 actions were organised in November 2019 during the 11th edition of the EWWR.

The European Committee of the regions supports the European Week of Waste Reduction initiative and is a member of its steering committee.

More information on the EWWR Awards can be found here.


Giulia Marrazzo // Tel: +32 2 234 65 04 //
David Crous // Tel.: +32 (0) 470 88 10 37 //

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