WeMed Award 2021

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Applications open until July 15 for the Mediterranean Sustainability Award

The WeMed Mediterranean Sustainability Award is one of the first awards aiming to recognize an inclusive transition to sustainability in the Mediterranean. The region of the southern Mediterranean faces an array of environmental and social challenges. Climate change, demographic growth, urbanization and increased resource consumption and waste are just a few of these challenges that require radical change to confront.

For this first, pilot edition, the Award is targeting:

  • Category A – Sustainable Business Models: green entrepreneurs and start-ups with innovative and sustainable business models;
  • Category B – Public Authorities with initiatives promoting and supporting sustainable businesses.

The sustainable business models award will recognize projects that are in their “early stage”, under 3 years old, with a reward of 10,000 €, and projects in their “growth stage”, older than 3 years, with a reward of 15,000 €.

On the other hand, the award will seek to recognize the efforts of public authorities, such as municipalities, ministries, and other public organizations that have launched successful initiatives that aid and support the development of green and circular businesses. The winning authority will receive an honorary award as well as a trade visit for its members.

The WeMed Award was created and will be hosted by the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC – Catalan Waste Agency) as part of the Switchers Support Programme and The SwitchersFund. The Award is a flagship initiative of the UNEP/MAP Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development. The first edition of WeMed is funded by the EU through the SwitchMed Programme.

Find out any further information and submit your project by July 15 on www.wemedaward.org.