The EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award, an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade, celebrates EU cities who champion more sustainable trade, consumption and production, thus creating opportunities for producers elsewhere.
Purchasing decisions of consumers in EU cities, as global trade and consumption centres, are key to driving change, both for the environment and people’s livelihoods. The Award recognizes and showcases EU cities’ achievements across the social, economic and environmental pillars of international trade which help to deliver on SDG 12 and other goals. Through knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities, the Award provides a unique platform for EU cities to learn and scale up their sustainability initiatives.
After a successful first edition in 2018 that awarded the winning title to the Belgian city of Ghent, the second Award will take place in 2020. The Award welcomes applications from cities leading on sustainable, fair and ethical trade through:
The Award recognizes cities in the following categories:
An Initiative of