New: EU Cities for Fair Trade and Ethical Trade Award


The EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award is an initiative of the European Commission, which the Directorate-General for Trade (DG Trade) launched as a commitment of its "Trade for all" communication on trade and investment policy, published in 2015.

The award aims to recognise and celebrate cities’ achievements and positive impact in the area of social, economic and environmental sustainability in international trade. A particular emphasis is given to fair and ethical trade schemes as well as other non-governmental sustainability schemes that may bring more sustainable opportunities to small producers in third countries and thus support sustainable and inclusive development. 

The award is open to cities/municipalities with populations above 20,000 in EU members states. The full eligibility criteria and more information can be found at: http://www.trade-city-award.eu/

Applications are open until 13 April 2018.