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EWWR Awards

The annual EWWR Awards ceremony is an event created to reward the most outstanding actions carried out in each EWWR edition. Each year, Coordinators, Action Developers and anyone interested in the EWWR gather during one evening to celebrate the EWWR and its participants. A Jury of European professionals working in the environmental sector selects finalists and winners amongst all the many inspiring EWWR actions! The Awards are an amazing opportunity to put the spotlight on some of the EWWR most committed Action Developer.

The EWWR International Conference & Awards Ceremony 2016

The final EWWR International Conference and Awards Ceremony within the framework of the LIFE funding programme took place in Barcelona, Spain on 18 May 2017.

See you in Barcelona!
LIFE EWWR International Conference!

The focus of the conference was on qualitative waste prevention. New awareness-raising management strategies aimed at achieving waste prevention were explored during the practical sessions. Furthermore eight EWWR Coordinators from all over Europe presented their best practices showing the achievements of the EWWR project until now. The programme is available here.

The presentations are available on the following page in the tab entitled 15a Jornada de Prevencio.

The photos of the event are available here.

Then the EWWR Awards Ceremony had the best actions of the EWWR 2016 under the spotlight, rewarding the best Action Developers from the past edition of the campaign. More information about the finalists and the winners below.

The Awards Ceremony

In the past, EWWR Awards ceremonies have taken place in Brussels (2015), in Budapest (2014) and in Rome (2013).

The EWWR rewards one action from each of the following categories:

The EWWR 2016 Awards finalists

Out of the 86 actions that were submitted by EWWR Coordinators to run for the EWWR Awards, three actions per category of Action Developers have been chosen as finalists by the Jury, and out of the one was the winner:

In the category of Administrations/Public Authorities the winner is Travel with Recycling, implemented by Ayuntamiento de Utebo, Spain!

The runner-ups were:

In the category of Associations/NGOs the winner is Zero Waste EWWR in Végegyháza, implemented by Barangoló Közhasznú Egyesület (Barangoló Public Association), Hungary!

The runner-ups were:

In the category of Business/Industry the winner is Jo em comprometo! ( I commit myself !), implemented by Caprabo, Spain!

The runner-ups were:

In the category of Educational Establishments the winner is Un jardín para todos (A garden for everyone), implemented by Ikastola Iparragirre, Spain!

The runner-ups were:

In the category of Citizen(s) the winner is The experiment Yellow bag and Round Table on Packaging Waste in Hildesheim, implemented by Evelyn Spillmann, Germany!

The runner-ups were:

In the category of Other the winner is Systemic Food Design, implemented by University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy!

The runner-ups were:

Congratulations to you all!
Congratulations to you all!

Selection Process

Action Developers interested in entering their action into the review and selection process for the EWWR Awards have to indicate so on the registration form. This allows them to share the best aspects of their actions. After each edition of the EWWR, each Coordinator then pre-selects a maximum of 6 great actions that took place in their area (one per category).

The pre-selection is based on the following criteria:

The Jury

The EWWR Jury is composed of personalities from the environmental sector who are recognised at the European level, as well as professionals in the field of waste management. They are in charge of
examining the shortlisted actions (those pre-selected by the EWWR Coordinators) and of designating a winner in each of the 6 categories, according to the above-mentioned criteria.

Discover the jury for the EWWR Awards 2016:

The EWWR 2016 trophy!
The EWWR 2016 trophy!