Eligibility criteria

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Criteria for the best research or achievement in the field of environment and sustainable development:

  • The  importance  of  the  subject  or achievement regarding the environment and  sustainable  development.
  • The scientific findings and the possibility to build on them in the field of the environment and sustainable development in the Member States or beyond.

Criteria for the best practice in environment and sustainable development projects or activities in the public sector in the Member States:

  • It should have a clear impact on the environment and sustainable development in their various fields both in terms of protection of natural resources from depletion and pollution and in terms of bringing about the desired impact on the health, economic, social and cultural environment.
  • It should be original and distinct from the ordinary functions of public or specialized institutions in any country, in such a way as to be innovative in saving or safeguarding the resources or improving developmental outcomes through management methods, used techniques etc.

Criteria for the best practice in environment and sustainable development projects or activities in the private sector in the Member States:

  • It should have a clear impact on the institution’s relation with the environment and sustainable development in their various fields both in terms of protection of natural resources from depletion and pollution and in terms of bringing about the desired impact on the environmental rights of the institution staff, customers etc.
  • It should be innovative and reflective of a special effort to trigger interest in the environmental and developmental dimension of management as well as the sense of environmental citizenship within the institution in terms of the sustainable management of its functions.
  • It should showcase the impact of practice on the marketing of the institution products and competitive edge as well as the satisfaction of consumers and the staff of the institution.

Criteria for the best leading practices or activities in the environment and sustainable development in non-governmental organizations that can be replicated in the Member States:

  • It should have a clear impact on the environment and sustainable development in their various fields both in terms of protection of natural resources from depletion and pollution and in terms of bringing about the desired impact on the health, economic, social and cultural environment.
  • It should nurture the sense of entrepreneurship and volunteering in citizens.
  • It should have an impact on the local administration  and  decision-making and  help  foster  environmental  and developmental partnership in the local community.

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