5 September 2018
' Nominations Open '
20 November 2018
' Judging panel announced '
27 November 2018
' MEP Host announced '
7 December 2018
' Nominations Close '
30 January 2019
' Shortlist Announced '
18 February 2019
' Judges Deliberation Day '
20 March 2019
' Award Ceremony '




The Environment Award

APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, is a federation of the four major producers of steel for packaging (ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel, thyssenkrupp Rasselstein, U.S. Steel Košice).

Founded in 1986, APEAL represents about 95% of the total European production of steel for packaging.

About Steel for Packaging

Model material for a circular economy, with the highest recycling rate in Europe, steel for packaging has a key role to play in reducing food waste by protecting and preserving products at all stages in the food chain.

A unique packaging material, steel combines exceptional performance capabilities with unrivalled environmental credentials. Strong, formable and long-lasting, steel offers numerous benefits for the safe packaging of a wide variety of products including food, beverages, aerosols, personal care, household, automotive and industrial goods.

A permanent material, steel can be recycled infinitely with no loss of quality. Magnetic properties make steel easy and economical to separate from other waste during recycling processes. Finally, because steel scrap is an inherent part of the production process for new steel, every single steel plant in Europe is also a recycling plant, saving resources, energy and emissions by recycling steel in a simple and efficient process.

To learn more, visit us at  www.apeal.org and www.steelforpackaging.org or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.






The Industry, Research & Innovation Award

Fabasoft is a European software manufacturer and provider of Cloud services for the digital control of documents as well as electronic document, process and record management. Numerous well-known private enterprises and public sector organisations have trusted in the quality and experience of Fabasoft for nigh on three decades.

Fabasoft products help digitalise, accelerate and boost the quality of business processes. They include the capture, structuring, team and process-orientated handling and processing, secure storage and context-sensitive finding of all business documents. To achieve this Fabasoft offers innovative possibilities for cooperation across the organisation and across national frontiers in the form of both informal collaboration and structured workflows. Customers benefit from access that is independent of both location and equipment, efficient knowledge management as well as from faster and more cost-efficient work completion and improved compliance.

Customer-specific modifications, specialist applications and branch solutions are implemented on the basis of Fabasoft products via efficient, agile development environments. The Fabasoft eGov-Suite, which was developed in this manner, is the leading application for electronic records management in the public sector within the German-speaking region.

To learn more, visit us at www.fabasoft.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.



Fertilizers Europe

Fertilizers Europe

The Agriculture, Rural Development & Fisheries Award

Fertilizers Europe represents the majority of fertilizer producers in Europe and is recognized as the dedicated industry source of information on mineral fertilizers.

The association communicates with a wide variety of institutions, legislators, stakeholders and members of the public who seek information on fertilizer technology and topics relating to today’s agricultural, environmental and economic challenges.

The Fertilizers Europe website provides information on subjects of relevance to all those interested in fertilizers contribution to global food security.

To learn more, visit us at www.fertilizerseurope.com or connect with us on Twitter.





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The Digital Single Market Award 

IEEE is the largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. 

To learn more, visit us at www.ieee.org or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.






Justice and Gender Equality Award

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com.  Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA and @GSMAEurope





Project Associates

Project Associates

The Security & Defence Award

Project Associates is a strategic communications consultancy, specialising in reputation and crisis management. The company has offices in London, Brussels, Berlin and Paris. Founded over 20 years ago, we advise corporations, individuals and governments on complex communications issues – issues which are usually at the nexus of the political, business and media worlds.

Our business is to build, manage and protect our clients’ reputations, helping them to convey messages in a crowded, competitive and potentially hostile media, business and political landscape. We offer our clients the highest level of insight, experience and expertise, and seek to become their trusted advisors.




The Coca-Cola Company

The Development Award

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is a total beverage company, offering over 500 brands in more than 200 countries and territories. In addition to the company’s Coca-Cola brands, our portfolio includes some of the world’s most valuable beverage brands, such as AdeS soy-based beverages, Ayataka green tea, Costa coffee, Dasani waters, Del Valle juices and nectars, Fanta, Georgia coffee, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, innocent smoothies and juices, Minute Maid juices, Powerade sports drinks, Simply juices, smartwater, Sprite, vitaminwater and ZICO coconut water. We’re constantly transforming our portfolio, from reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. We’re also working to reduce our environmental impact by replenishing water and promoting recycling. With our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people, helping bring economic opportunity to local communities worldwide.

Learn more at Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.




EU40 is the network of young Members of the European Parliament. Our mission is to serve young Members under the age of 40 and strengthen their role inside the European Parliament. We do this by connecting young politicians with each other and offering them opportunities for publicity and political interaction. We thereby serve as an interlocutor, creating synergies as we move forward.

EU40 celebrates modern, political communication in the ‘Brussels Bubble’ and beyond and has become renowned for its fresh, creative and inspirational style, when communicating political content and complex messages.

EU40 brings together those who will change the face of Europe – either in the European Parliament, the European Commission or the Council. In the meantime, our Alumni includes national ministers, Prime Ministers and European Commissioners; all of them are EU40.

EU40 is a cross-party platform, which believes in an approach towards European politics that is not merely based on party politics or national issues. We believe we do not only have the great opportunity to shape the future of Europe, but furthermore that we have the responsibility to do this in a sustainable way, giving future generations the possibilities and tools to determine their own future. It is not purely our generation we are doing politics for, but it is our generation doing politics today and tomorrow. We want Europe to be at its best. Therefore, we seek to connect the best.

EU40 is led by a Board composed of 7 MEPs from across the political spectrum with whom we take decisions and shape the agenda of our projects and debates.

We currently have 96 MEPs from the main political groups of the European Parliament.