European Organic Awards 2024

Rewarding excellence in the European organic sector!

What are the European Organic Awards?

The yearly European Organic Awards, jointly organised in the European spirit by the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Committee of the Regions, IFOAM Organics Europe and COPA-COGECA, aim to recognise and honour European actors who play a significant role in enhancing, developing, and innovating the organic value chain.

To this end, the EU organic awards scheme comprises 7 categories and 8 prizes:  

  • Best organic farmer (female and male)  
  • Best organic city  
  • Best organic region  
  • Best organic bio-district  
  • Best organic food processing SME  
  • Best organic food retailer  
  • Best organic restaurant/food service  

This year’s winners will be announced on 23 September 2024, coinciding with the EU Organic Day! 

Check out the 2023 edition’s winners and watch the full recording of 2023 EU Organics awards ceremony. Check out also the 2022 edition’s winners

Why EU awards for organic food and farming?

Organic production as key player to increase biodiversity…

Organic food and farming have direct positive effects on our climate, the environment, biodiversity, and animal welfare. Any increase in organic production contributes to lower use of fertilizers, chemical pesticides, and antimicrobials. Therefore, it enhances biodiversity  and, at the same time, sustains the health of soils and plants, building ecological and sustainable cycles whilst reducing the environmental impacts and ensuring fairness regarding the common environment and life opportunities.

… and to implement the European Green Deal and its Strategies 

Organic production has also been identified as playing a key role in the achievement of the objectives of the European Green Deal, the Farm to Fork strategy and the Biodiversity strategy. For this reason, the Commission has defined a target of 25% of EU agricultural land under organic farming by 2030 and a significant increase in organic aquaculture. Moreover, to stimulate organic production and consumer demand for organic products the Commission has adopted the Action Plan for the Development of Organic Production in March 2021, aiming at increasing public awareness of the characteristics and benefits of organic production.   

To do so, the Action Plan calls for the launch of yearly awards recognising excellence in the EU’s organic value chain. These awards are intended to honour the best organic actors who have helped reduce the negative environmental effects of agriculture and advance EU biodiversity and farm-to-fork initiatives.  

How can I apply?

Applications for the EU Organic Awards 2024 are open and will close on 12 May 2024!  

Applicants to the EU Organic Awards should showcase their projects, proving they have been developing and implementing an excellent, innovative, sustainable, and reproducible initiative for organic production in the EU.  

More information about the awards, the categories, application procedure, and eligibility criteria, can be found on the European Commission’s website

If you still have questions or inquiries, please contact the organising partners of the award you plan to apply to:    

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When submitting your information to the EU Organic Awards, us and the other organising partners will have to collect and process some data. Read the privacy statement explaining why and how your personal data will be used in the context of the awards. This document is specifically intended for applicants in the Best Organic Farmer (female & male) category.   

This statement is available for each application category in the respective application forms.   

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