The Atlantic Project Awards, established in 2016, are designed to honour outstanding success stories, achieved by projects in the geographical area covered by the Atlantic Strategy that showcase relevance to the implementation of the Atlantic Action Plan. They promote individual winners but at the same time highlight the incorporation and scaling up of best practices at regional, national, European and international level.
The 1st Atlantic Project Awards were presented at the 3rd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference and the five (5) winning applicants received their prizes by Mr Karmenu Vella, the European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
Continuing the tradition, this year’s Atlantic Project Awards will be given at a prestigious ceremony at the 4th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference on November 8th, 2017 at the University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre in Scotland, United Kingdom.
The 2017 Atlantic Project Awards will be presented in each of the following 6 categories:
- Entrepreneurship & innovation;
- Atlantic Marine and coastal environment;
- Accessibility and connectivity;
- International Cooperation; and
- a “Special Award”
This year, the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan received 17 project applications that demonstrated elements of excellence in strategy, innovation, implementation, results and relevance with the Atlantic’s “Blue Growth” key priorities.
The Jury has selected the 6 winners, which will be presented at the 4th ASPC, but the Support Team invites you to explore the interactive factsheets for all received projects, which will connect you to additional content on each project such as their social media accounts and contact details of project partners.