The Parliament Magazine’s MEP Awards ceremony is often a time to reflect on the year’s past events as well as acknowledging MEPs for their endeavours. And this time around, the broader, more global political issues of the day are likely to be reflected at both the awards ceremony and in the choice of award categories.
The Parliament Magazine’s MEP Awards have grown in stature primarily as a reflection of the work of committed Parliamentarians. That driving commitment, to a certain theme or policy issue, is often cited as a reason for nominating a particular deputy and is one of the most enjoyable aspects of organising the MEP Awards. For, when it comes down to it, the awards are about people; dedicated, hard-working and occasionally overlooked people.
This year, more than ever, our simple philosophy of bringing policymakers and stakeholders together in acknowledgement of the achievements of some of our hardest working European deputies will again hold true.
I look forward to seeing you all again in March.
Brian Johnson, Managing Editor, The Parliament Magazine
How it works:
- Once nominations open, anyone can nominate an MEP they think has made an excellent contribution in an EU policy area. Stakeholders who nominate are asked to explain in around 350 words why their choice deserves to win in the category. All nominations will be considered against award-specific criteria
- The shortlist for each category will be announced on Monday 23 January 2017.
- This year, the shortlist will be judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts. Once the shortlist is announced our judges will meet to evaluate in detail, the winners of each category. The Judge’s Panel will be announced on Monday 31 October 2016.
- The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony held on Wednesday 22 March 2017 at the Concert Noble in Brussels.