EUROCITIES Awards 2018

The EUROCITIES awards recognise outstanding achievement by EUROCITIES members in the delivery of local activities or practices, which improve the quality of life for citizens and will be judged in the context of the theme of the annual conference.

The EUROCITIES Awards 2018 will showcase projects and actions undertaken by our members to foster ‘Creative Competitive Cities’. Culture and creativity are drivers for both European competitiveness and inclusion, and seen together with our Cities4Europe campaign, they enrich the quality of life of our citizens by ensuring their inclusion and prosperity.

The call for applications for the EUROCITIES Awards 2018 has now closed. We have received over 30 entries in three categories: cooperation, innovation and participation.

  • Cooperation: How cities create effective partnerships between city departments, stakeholders, private partners and other cities to harness creative talent and assets to generate cultural and creative opportunities for citizens.We are looking for projects that, for example, activate cooperation in the use of public spaces, or around creative events to support access to culture and skills development.
  • Innovation: How cities use innovation across creative sectors and cultural heritage to give their city a competitive edge. We are looking for projects that, for example, encourage creative sector start-ups and an ‘entrepreneurial spirit’, or promote social innovation and inclusion through culture.
  • Participation: How cities successfully engage citizens in shaping urban policy/city life or directly in the decision-making process through creative or cultural projects. We are looking for projects that, for example, promote social inclusion or educational opportunities or initiatives that engage young people or marginalised communities

Entries are judged by an independent jury of five members representing the host city, academia, EU institutions, media and the third sector.

You can find the awards call with eligibility criteria below:

The shortlisted cities will be announced in July 2018

The awards ceremony will take place on the evening of 29 November at the National Museum of Scotland


For more information, please contact:

Nicola Vatthauer, Communications Director, EUROCITIES


Steve Vance, Senior Economic Development Officer, The City of Edinburgh Council