Managing the application and Award process

The Award Secretariat is responsible for the application and award management, in collaboration and coordination with the European Commission and the International Trade Centre. The Secretariat is a technical/communications agency that promotes the event and communicates with interested parties preceding and following the Call for Applications. The tasks of the Award Secretariat include:

  • Generating greater awareness about the Award and ensuring a good number of applications;
  • Providing day-to-day support for the implementation of the Award. This will include working with the Award winner;
  • Implementing and overseeing the application and selection process;
  • Organising the Award ceremony;
  • Producing project reports and overall reporting to the International Trade Centre and the European Commission.

The EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award is an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade implemented by the International Trade Centre.