Applications for European Organic Awards now open (until 8 June)

In concomitance with the first-year anniversary of the European Organic Action Plan, the submission period of the European Organic Awards officially opened 25 March 2022.      

Aimed at rewarding excellence along the EU organic value chain, IFOAM Organics Europe and other partners involved in the project, namely the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and COPA-COGECA, formally opened the applications at a high-level event in Brussels on 25 March.

Read more about the launching event on the European Commission, European Economic and Social Committee, and Committee of the Regions websites.
Comprised of 7 categories and 8 prizes, the awards will reward the best organic farmer (female & male), best organic region, best organic city, best organic bio-district, best organic SME, best organic food retailer and best organic restaurant. There will be an award ceremony to announce the winners on the annual European Organic Day on 23 September 2022.

Photo credits: European Commission

How can I apply?            
If you have developed and implemented, or you are still implementing, an excellent, innovative, sustainable, and replicable project for organic production in the EU, you can apply now for the EU Organic Awards! Applicants will be asked closed guiding questions, some of them developed in relation to the four organic principles and the sustainability pillars. These questions will help the applicants to better structure their answers and the jury to obtain more data about the applicants.

Check out the European Commission’s website for the application forms and for more information on the different categories, application procedure, and eligibility criteria.

Why apply?
In line with the EU Organic Action Plan, the aim of the awards is to raise public awareness of organic agriculture in the EU as well as giving you the possibility to have your project rewarded! If you win, you will receive a non-monetary recognition award as well as public visibility for your project.             

What are you waiting for? Apply now, you have time until 8 June 2022 to submit your application!          
Our members find more information in recordings of the ‘Let’s discuss organic’ session informing about the EU Organic Awards and EU Organic Day, now available on our member extranet!

Visit the European Commission’s EU Organic Awards website for all information. There you also find contact details for questions about each category.

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