Who is, in your opinion, Champion of Regional Cooperation in South East Europe? Nominate one by 17 May 2023!
- 18 Apr 2023
Regional Cooperation Council and Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria to award an individual or organisation for contribution to regional cooperation in South East Europe in 2022
Sarajevo/Vienna – The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria (BMEIA) have the pleasure to invite you to nominate your favourite for the Champion of Regional Cooperation Dr Erhard Busek Award.
In your view, which individual or organisation has notably contributed the most to advancing regional cooperation in South East Europe in 2022, guided by European values and principles? If you know someone, now is the time to make the nomination!
Nominations are open until 17 May 2023. An expert jury will decide upon the awardee; however, there are certain criteria that nominees have to fulfil, so please read them carefully at LINK. The awardee must be present at the award ceremony to receive the award.
The winner of this prestigious title will receive a financial reward in the amount 5,000 Euro at the award ceremony, which will be held back-to-back with the RCC Annual Meeting in June this year; as well as increased visibility of the awardee’s work and contribution, making their efforts better noted and thus more relevant.
The Champion of Regional Cooperation is an annual award inaugurated by the RCC in February 2013 marking the organisation’s 5th anniversary. In 2022, in cooperation with BMEIA, the title was changed to Champion of Regional Cooperation Dr Erhard Busek Award, honouring posthumously Erhard Busek, who was the Special Co-ordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, the RCC’s predecessor, and a staunch supporter of the Western Balkans, and an avid advocate of the region’s integration into the European Union.
More information on the nominee requirements, jury, timeline of the selection process, other information, and what’s in it for the awardees - Regional Cooperation Council | Champion of Regional Cooperation Dr Erhard Busek Award